Davison County, SD

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Population

19,753

0.358% decline

Poverty Rate

12.6%


Median Age

38.2


Median Household Income

$48,665

0.735% growth

Number of Employees

10,389

0.441% decline

Median Property Value

$141,000

2.25% growth

About

In 2017, Davison County, SD had a population of 19.8k people with a median age of 38.2 and a median household income of $48,665. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Davison County, SD declined from 19,824 to 19,753, a -0.358% decrease and its median household income grew from $48,310 to $48,665, a 0.735% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Davison County, SD are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.7%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.95%), White (Hispanic) (1.22%), and Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.14%). N/A% of the people in Davison County, SD speak a non-English language, and 98.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Davison County, SD are Mitchell Technical Institute (543 degrees awarded in 2017) and Dakota Wesleyan University (256 degrees).

The median property value in Davison County, SD is $141,000, and the homeownership rate is 60.8%. Most people in Davison County, SD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 12.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Davison County, SD is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: An old school no longer in operation, at the junction of SD Highways 26 & 45, north of Miller, SD

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Davison County, SD employs 10.4k people. The largest industries in Davison County, SD are Manufacturing (1,517 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,512 people), and Retail Trade (1,309 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($75,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,250), and Information ($53,558).

Median household income in Davison County, SD is $48,665. Males in Davison County, SD have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,572. The income inequality in Davison County, SD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.435, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,665

2017 value

± $4,584

0.735%

1 Year Growth

± 11.8%

Households in Davison County, SD have a median annual income of $48,665, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,310 in 2016, which represents a 0.735% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$53,488

Average Male Salary

± $2,938

$39,572

Average Female Salary

± $2,295

In 2017, full-time male employees in South Dakota made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in South Dakota by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. White

    $42,150 ± $1,819

  2. Asian

    $33,786 ± $14,642

  3. Black

    $29,266 ± $9,870

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of South Dakota workers was White. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Davison County, SD is from South Dakota.

0.435

2017 Wage GINI

0.433

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in South Dakota was 0.435 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.439% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for South Dakota was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Dakota in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in South Dakota across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9626

  2. Census Tract 9629

  3. Census Tract 9627

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Davison County, SD was Census Tract 9626 with a value of $56,625, followed by Census Tract 9629 and Census Tract 9627, with respective values of $53,381 and $45,862.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Davison County, SD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Davison County, SD (2.38k out of 18.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 75+.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,171 ± 395

  2. Two Or More

    166 ± 109

  3. Hispanic

    43 ± 71

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Davison County, SD is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

10.4k

2017 Value

± 729

-0.441%

1 Year decline

± 9.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Davison County, SD declined at a rate of -0.441%, from 10.4k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Davison County, SD, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,219 people), Sales & Related Occupations (993 people), and Management Occupations (969 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Davison County, SD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Davison County, SD, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,219 people), Sales & Related Occupations (993 people), and Management Occupations (969 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Davison County, SD has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.06 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.82 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Davison County, SD, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($68,571), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,898), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($57,813).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

10.4k

2017 Value

± 729

-0.441%

1 Year decline

± 9.85%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Davison County, SD declined at a rate of -0.441%, from 10.4k employees to 10.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Davison County, SD, are Manufacturing (1,517 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,512 people), and Retail Trade (1,309 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Davison County, SD, though some of these residents may live in Davison County, SD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Davison County, SD, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,517 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,512 people), and Retail Trade (1,309 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Davison County, SD has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (3.77 times higher than expected), Construction (1.8 times), and Manufacturing (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Davison County, SD, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($75,083), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,250), and Information ($53,558).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $11.8B

  2. $4.58B

  3. $4.53B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota product (by dollars) was Cereal grains with $11.8B, followed by Live animals/fish ($4.58B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($4.53B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound South Dakota products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$66.6B

2020 Value

$92.2B

Projected 2045 Value

38.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound South Dakota trade was $66.6B. This is expected to increase 38.4% to $92.2B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound South Dakota trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from South Dakota to other states, or from other states to South Dakota.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $8.77B

  2. $2.47B

  3. $2.17B

In 2015, the top outbound South Dakota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Minnesota with $8.77B, followed by Iowa with $2.47B and Nebraska and $2.17B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that South Dakota shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.9% of the population of Davison County, SD has health coverage, with 53.6% on employee plans, 7.9% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 16.9% on non-group plans, and 1.87% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Davison County, SD was $8,933 in 2014. This is a 4.52% increase from the previous year ($8,547).

Primary care physicians in Davison County, SD see 1103 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.181% decrease from the previous year (1105 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1171 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 686 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.1%). Additionally, Ziebach County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,103 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Davison County, SD see an average of 1,103 patients per year. This represents a 0.181% decrease from the previous year (1,105 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Davison County, SD in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$8,933

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,335

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,056

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,315

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in South Dakota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.52%, from $8,547 to $8,933.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.07%

Uninsured

53.6%

Employer Coverage

7.9%

Medicaid

12.7%

Medicare

16.9%

Non-Group

1.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Davison County, SD declined by 3.66% from 7.34% to 7.07%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Davison County, SD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

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Most at risk counties

  1. 17.1% prevalence

  2. 16.6% prevalence

  3. 16.4% prevalence

Oglala Lakota County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota, at 17.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in South Dakota by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Davison County, SD is home to a population of 19.8k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.86% of Davison County, SD residents were born outside of the country (368 people).

In 2017, there were 30.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.1k people) in Davison County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 593 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 386 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Davison County, SD was 38.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Davison County, SD are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Davison County, SD residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

368 people

1.72%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

340 people

As of 2017, 1.86% of Davison County, SD residents (368 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Davison County, SD was 1.72%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,093 ± 1,363 people

  2. Ethiopia

    2,119 ± 1,129 people

  3. China

    1,741 ± 1,023 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Dakota was Mexico, the natal country of 3,093 South Dakota residents, followed by Ethiopia with 2,119 and China with 1,741.

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Citizenship

98.7%

2017 Citizenship

99%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.7% of Davison County, SD residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Davison County, SD was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Davison County, SD

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    18.1k ± 74

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)

    593 ± 189

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    386 ± 201

In 2017, there were 30.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.1k people) in Davison County, SD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 593 American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) and 386 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Davison County, SD as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    448 ± 172

  2. Vietnam

    276 ± 100

  3. Korea

    261 ± 99

Davison County, SD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Davison County, SD awarded 799 degrees. The student population of Davison County, SD is skewed towards men, with 1,170 male students and 925 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Davison County, SD are White (733 and 92.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (20 and 2.52%), Two or More Races (19 and 2.39%), and Asian (8 and 1.01%).

The largest universities in Davison County, SD by number of degrees awarded are Mitchell Technical Institute (543 and 68%) and Dakota Wesleyan University (256 and 32%).

The most popular majors in Davison County, SD are Lineworker (82 and 10.3%), Registered Nursing (71 and 8.89%), and Farm & Ranch Management (55 and 6.88%).

The median tuition costs in Davison County, SD are $26,700 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 33 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Davison County, SD was Electrician with 33 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Davison County, SD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 543 degrees awarded

  2. 256 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$26,700

Median Private

In 2017, the Davison County, SD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mitchell Technical Institute with 543 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

511

Degrees Awarded to Men

288

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 511 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Davison County, SD, which is 1.77 times more than the 288 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    733 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    20 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    19 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Davison County, SD were to White students. These 733 degrees mean that there were 36.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 20 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Davison County, SD was $141,000 in 2017, which is 0.614 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $137,900 to $141,000, a 2.25% increase. The homeownership rate in Davison County, SD is 60.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Davison County, SD have an average commute time of 12.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Davison County, SD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$141,000

2017 Median

± $7,553

$137,900

2016 Median

± $6,483

In 2017, the median property value in Davison County, SD grew to to $141,000 from the previous year's value of $137,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Davison County, SD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Davison County, SD the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$48,665

Median Household Income

± $4,584

8.7k

Number of Households

± 646

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.7k households in Davison County, SD grew to $48,665 from the previous year's value of $48,310.

The following chart displays the households in Davison County, SD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Davison County, SD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Davison County, SD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

60.8%

2017 Homeownership

59.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 60.8% of the housing units in Davison County, SD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 59.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Davison County, SD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

12.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Davison County, SD have a shorter commute time (12.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.86% of the workforce in Davison County, SD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.5%

  2. Carpooled

    8.59%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.87%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Davison County, SD was Drove Alone (82.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.59%) and those who Worked At Home (3.87%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Davison County, SD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Davison County, SD have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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