Normal, IL

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Population

54,531

0.0055% decline

Poverty Rate

22.7%


Median Age

24.4


Median Household Income

$56,363

3.43% growth

Number of Employees

29,551

1.06% decline

Median Property Value

$165,400

1.41% growth

About

In 2017, Normal, IL had a population of 54.5k people with a median age of 24.4 and a median household income of $56,363. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Normal, IL declined from 54,534 to 54,531, a -0.0055% decrease and its median household income grew from $54,496 to $56,363, a 3.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Normal, IL are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.18%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.4%), White (Hispanic) (3.72%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.81%). N/A% of the people in Normal, IL speak a non-English language, and 95.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Normal, IL are Illinois State University (5,735 degrees awarded in 2017), Heartland Community College (1,088 degrees), and Paul Mitchell the School-Normal (76 degrees).

The median property value in Normal, IL is $165,400, and the homeownership rate is 56.2%. Most people in Normal, IL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Normal, IL is 2 cars per household.

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 Normal, IL employs 29.6k people. The largest industries in Normal, IL are Educational Services (5,267 people), Finance & Insurance (4,634 people), and Retail Trade (4,058 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($67,344), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,260), and Information ($58,661).

Median household income in Normal, IL is $56,363. Males in Normal, IL have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,403. The income inequality in Normal, IL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.483, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,363

2017 value

± $2,283

3.43%

1 Year Growth

± 5.9%

Households in Normal, IL have a median annual income of $56,363, 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 $54,496 in 2016, which represents a 3.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,579

Average Male Salary

± $1,160

$52,403

Average Female Salary

± $852

In 2017, full-time male employees in Illinois made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois 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. Asian

    $65,613 ± $3,132

  2. White

    $56,297 ± $776

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $46,947 ± $14,340

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Illinois workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.17 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Illinois by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Normal, IL is from Illinois.

0.483

2017 Wage GINI

0.481

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Illinois was 0.483 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.351% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Illinois was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Illinois in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Illinois 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 5.05

  2. Census Tract 52.01

  3. Census Tract 1.05

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Normal, IL was Census Tract 5.05 with a value of $127,674, followed by Census Tract 52.01 and Census Tract 1.05, with respective values of $104,471 and $84,708.

The following map shows all of the places in Normal, IL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Normal, IL (11.3k out of 49.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    8,920 ± 830

  2. Black

    1,661 ± 395

  3. Hispanic

    575 ± 235

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Normal, IL is White, followed by Black 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

29.6k

2017 Value

± 1,369

-1.06%

1 Year decline

± 6.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Normal, IL declined at a rate of -1.06%, from 29.9k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Normal, IL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,056 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,612 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,079 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Normal, IL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Normal, IL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,056 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,612 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (3,079 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Normal, IL has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.92 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.78 times), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (1.56 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Normal, IL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($75,127), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($69,871), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($66,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

29.6k

2017 Value

± 1,369

-1.06%

1 Year decline

± 6.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Normal, IL declined at a rate of -1.06%, from 29.9k employees to 29.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Normal, IL, are Educational Services (5,267 people), Finance & Insurance (4,634 people), and Retail Trade (4,058 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Normal, IL, though some of these residents may live in Normal, IL 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 Normal, IL, by number of employees, are Educational Services (5,267 people), Finance & Insurance (4,634 people), and Retail Trade (4,058 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Normal, IL has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (3.35 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.92 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Normal, IL, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($67,344), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($65,260), and Information ($58,661).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $82.9B

  2. $78.3B

  3. $75B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $82.9B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($78.3B) and Gasoline ($75B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$952B

2020 Value

$1.31T

Projected 2045 Value

37.7% growth

In 2020, total outbound Illinois trade was $952B. This is expected to increase 37.7% to $1.31T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Illinois 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 Illinois to other states, or from other states to Illinois.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $69.2B

  2. $54.7B

  3. $36.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Illinois domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Indiana with $69.2B, followed by Wisconsin with $54.7B and Michigan and $36.3B.

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

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Health

95.7% of the population of Normal, IL has health coverage, with 61.5% on employee plans, 8.53% on Medicaid, 7.87% on Medicare, 17.2% on non-group plans, and 0.639% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Normal, IL was $8,262 in 2014. This is a 4.44% increase from the previous year ($7,911).

Primary care physicians in Normal, IL see 1681 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.418% increase from the previous year (1674 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1539 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 439 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.7%). Additionally, Stephenson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (35.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,681 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in McLean County, IL see an average of 1,681 patients per year. This represents a 0.418% increase from the previous year (1,674 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in McLean County, IL 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

Data only available at state level.

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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$8,262

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,875

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$4,959

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,116

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Illinois (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.44%, from $7,911 to $8,262.

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

4.26%

Uninsured

61.5%

Employer Coverage

8.53%

Medicaid

7.87%

Medicare

17.2%

Non-Group

0.639%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Normal, IL declined by 17% from 5.13% to 4.26%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 12.7% prevalence

  2. 12.7% prevalence

  3. 12% prevalence

Stephenson County and St. Clair County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Illinois, at 12.7%.

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

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Diversity

Normal, IL is home to a population of 54.5k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.34% of Normal, IL residents were born outside of the country (3.46k people).

In 2017, there were 8.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43k people) in Normal, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

24

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Normal, IL was 24.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 24, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Normal, IL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Normal, IL residents was 24.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.46k people

5.65%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.08k people

As of 2017, 6.34% of Normal, IL residents (3.46k 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 Normal, IL was 5.65%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    669,904 ± 19,564 people

  2. India

    147,732 ± 9,382 people

  3. Poland

    136,910 ± 9,036 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Illinois was Mexico, the natal country of 669,904 Illinois residents, followed by India with 147,732 and Poland with 136,910.

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Citizenship

95.7%

2017 Citizenship

95.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.7% of Normal, IL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Normal, IL was 95.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Normal, IL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    43k ± 792

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    5.01k ± 675

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    2.4k ± 446

In 2017, there were 8.58 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (43k people) in Normal, IL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.01k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.4k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Normal, IL as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    625 ± 141

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    495 ± 172

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    233 ± 84

Normal, IL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.26 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Normal, IL awarded 6,899 degrees. The student population of Normal, IL is skewed towards women, with 11,464 male students and 14,641 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Normal, IL are White (5,449 and 81.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (494 and 7.37%), Black or African American (379 and 5.65%), and Two or More Races (165 and 2.46%).

The largest universities in Normal, IL by number of degrees awarded are Illinois State University (5,735 and 83.1%), Heartland Community College (1,088 and 15.8%), and Paul Mitchell the School-Normal (76 and 1.1%).

The most popular majors in Normal, IL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (500 and 7.25%), Elementary Education & Teaching (303 and 4.39%), and Accounting (259 and 3.75%).

The median tuition costs in Normal, IL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $10,116 and $16,416 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 230 degrees awarded

  2. 226 degrees awarded

  3. 303 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Normal, IL was General Marketing & Marketing Management with 230 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Normal, IL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 5,735 degrees awarded

  2. 1,088 degrees awarded

  3. 76 degrees awarded

$10,116

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Normal, IL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Illinois State University with 5,735 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,973

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,926

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,973 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Normal, IL, which is 0.757 times less than the 3,926 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Normal, IL by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    5,449 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    494 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    379 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Normal, IL were to White students. These 5,449 degrees mean that there were 11 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 494 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Normal, IL was $165,400 in 2017, which is 0.72 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $163,100 to $165,400, a 1.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Normal, IL is 56.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Normal, IL have an average commute time of 17.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Normal, IL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$165,400

2017 Median

± $2,718

$163,100

2016 Median

± $2,990

In 2017, the median property value in Normal, IL grew to to $165,400 from the previous year's value of $163,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Normal, IL 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 Normal, IL the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$56,363

Median Household Income

± $2,283

19.4k

Number of Households

± 996

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.4k households in Normal, IL grew to $56,363 from the previous year's value of $54,496.

The following chart displays the households in Normal, IL 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

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

56.2%

2017 Homeownership

56.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.2% of the housing units in Normal, IL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 56.2%.

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

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Commute Time

17.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Normal, IL have a shorter commute time (17.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.05% of the workforce in Normal, IL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    75.9%

  2. Carpooled

    9.06%

  3. Walked

    7.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Normal, IL was Drove Alone (75.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.06%) and those who Walked (7.06%).

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 Normal, IL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Normal, IL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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