Muskogee, OK

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Population

38,139

1.21% decline

Median Age

36


Median Household Income

$36,276

0.121% growth

Poverty Rate

24.8%


Number of Employees

15,242

2.81% decline

Median Property Value

$88,600

4.73% growth

About

In 2017, Muskogee, OK had a population of 38.1k people with a median age of 36 and a median household income of $36,276. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Muskogee, OK declined from 38,605 to 38,139, a -1.21% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,232 to $36,276, a 0.121% increase.

The population of Muskogee, OK is 51.5% White Alone, 16.4% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone, and 15% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Muskogee, OK speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Muskogee, OK are Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee (482 degrees awarded in 2017), Bacone College (97 degrees), and Virgil's Beauty College (6 degrees).

The median property value in Muskogee, OK is $88,600, and the homeownership rate is 56.8%. Most people in Muskogee, OK commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 16.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Muskogee, OK is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Muskogee, OK employs 15.2k people. The largest industries in Muskogee, OK are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,647 people), Manufacturing (2,031 people), and Retail Trade (1,825 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,958), Utilities ($58,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,346).

Median household income in Muskogee, OK is $36,276. Males in Muskogee, OK have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,687. The income inequality in Muskogee, OK (measured using the Gini index) is 0.455, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,276

2017 value

± $1,572

0.121%

1 Year Growth

± 7.95%

Households in Muskogee, OK have a median annual income of $36,276, 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 $36,232 in 2016, which represents a 0.121% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,090

Average Male Salary

± $1,576

$39,687

Average Female Salary

± $1,128

In 2017, full-time male employees in Oklahoma made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Oklahoma 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

    $46,109 ± $1,108

  2. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $44,605 ± $18,568

  3. Asian

    $44,604 ± $6,576

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Oklahoma workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Muskogee, OK is from Oklahoma.

0.455

2017 Wage GINI

0.455

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Oklahoma was 0.455 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0213% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Oklahoma 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 12

  2. Census Tract 8.02

  3. Census Tract 14

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Muskogee, OK was Census Tract 12 with a value of $66,750, followed by Census Tract 8.02 and Census Tract 14, with respective values of $55,893 and $52,368.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Muskogee, OK (9.12k out of 36.7k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    4,407 ± 373

  2. Black

    1,936 ± 216

  3. Native American

    1,419 ± 198

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Muskogee, OK is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

15.2k

2017 Value

± 729

-2.81%

1 Year decline

± 6.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Muskogee, OK declined at a rate of -2.81%, from 15.7k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Muskogee, OK, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,156 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,594 people), and Production Occupations (1,365 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Muskogee, OK.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Muskogee, OK, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,156 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,594 people), and Production Occupations (1,365 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Muskogee, OK has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.58 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.54 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Muskogee, OK, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,000), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,893), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($57,083).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.2k

2017 Value

± 729

-2.81%

1 Year decline

± 6.82%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Muskogee, OK declined at a rate of -2.81%, from 15.7k employees to 15.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Muskogee, OK, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,647 people), Manufacturing (2,031 people), and Retail Trade (1,825 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Muskogee, OK, though some of these residents may live in Muskogee, OK 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 Muskogee, OK, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,647 people), Manufacturing (2,031 people), and Retail Trade (1,825 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Muskogee, OK has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.5 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.49 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.44 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Muskogee, OK, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($93,958), Utilities ($58,750), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($56,346).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $60.6B

  2. $20.5B

  3. $18.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $60.6B, followed by Fuel oils ($20.5B) and Gasoline ($18.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$237B

2020 Value

$309B

Projected 2045 Value

30.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Oklahoma trade was $237B. This is expected to increase 30.4% to $309B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $43.1B

  2. $21.9B

  3. $8.38B

In 2015, the top outbound Oklahoma domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $43.1B, followed by Kansas with $21.9B and Arkansas and $8.38B.

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

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Health

81.7% of the population of Muskogee, OK has health coverage, with 33.7% on employee plans, 21.9% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 3.21% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Muskogee, OK was $7,627 in 2014. This is a 4.58% increase from the previous year ($7,293).

Primary care physicians in Muskogee, OK see 1787 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.5% decrease from the previous year (1891 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2043 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 227 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Adair County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (41.9%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,787 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Muskogee County, OK see an average of 1,787 patients per year. This represents a 5.5% decrease from the previous year (1,891 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Muskogee County, OK in comparison to neighboring states.

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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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$7,627

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,878

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,529

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Oklahoma (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.58%, from $7,293 to $7,627.

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

18.3%

Uninsured

33.7%

Employer Coverage

21.9%

Medicaid

10.5%

Medicare

12.4%

Non-Group

3.21%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Muskogee, OK declined by 7.31% from 19.8% to 18.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Muskogee, OK 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. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.2% prevalence

  3. 15.9% prevalence

Pushmataha County and Ottawa County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Oklahoma, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Muskogee, OK is home to a population of 38.1k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.29% of Muskogee, OK residents were born outside of the country (1.64k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Muskogee, OK is composed of 19.6k White Alone residents (51.5%), 6.24k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (16.4%), 5.72k Black or African American Alone residents (15%), 3.17k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.3%), 2.96k Two or More Races residents (7.77%), 335 Asian Alone residents (0.878%), 56 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.147%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0446%).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Muskogee, OK was 36. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Muskogee, OK are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Muskogee, OK residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.29%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.64k people

4.07%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.57k people

As of 2017, 4.29% of Muskogee, OK residents (1.64k 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 Muskogee, OK was 4.07%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    107,425 ± 7,935 people

  2. Vietnam

    15,408 ± 3,041 people

  3. India

    7,989 ± 2,192 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Oklahoma was Mexico, the natal country of 107,425 Oklahoma residents, followed by Vietnam with 15,408 and India with 7,989.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Muskogee, OK residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Muskogee, OK was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    19.6k ± 450

  2. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    6.24k ± 425

  3. Black or African American Alone

    5.72k ± 282

In 2017, there were 3.15 times more White Alone residents (19.6k people) in Muskogee, OK than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.24k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone and 5.72k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Muskogee, OK as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,044 ± 150

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    389 ± 135

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    380 ± 103

Muskogee, OK has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Muskogee, OK awarded 585 degrees. The student population of Muskogee, OK is skewed towards men, with 967 male students and 717 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Muskogee, OK are White (245 and 42.2%), followed by American Indian or Alaska Native (166 and 28.6%), Unknown (58 and 9.98%), and Hispanic or Latino (53 and 9.12%).

The largest universities in Muskogee, OK by number of degrees awarded are Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee (482 and 82.4%), Bacone College (97 and 16.6%), and Virgil's Beauty College (6 and 1.03%).

The most popular majors in Muskogee, OK are Welding Technology (65 and 11.1%), Automobile Mechanics Technology (52 and 8.89%), and General Cosmetology (45 and 7.69%).

The median tuition costs in Muskogee, OK are $15,000 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. 45 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Muskogee, OK was General Cosmetology with 45 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Muskogee, OK according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 482 degrees awarded

  2. 97 degrees awarded

  3. 6 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$15,000

Median Private

In 2017, the Muskogee, OK institution with the largest number of graduating students was Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee with 482 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

329

Degrees Awarded to Men

256

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 329 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Muskogee, OK, which is 1.29 times more than the 256 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

    245 degrees awarded

  2. American Indian or Alaska Native

    166 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    58 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Muskogee, OK were to White students. These 245 degrees mean that there were 1.48 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, American Indian or Alaska Native, with 166 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Muskogee, OK was $88,600 in 2017, which is 0.386 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,600 to $88,600, a 4.73% increase. The homeownership rate in Muskogee, OK is 56.8%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Muskogee, OK have an average commute time of 16.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Muskogee, OK is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$88,600

2017 Median

± $3,260

$84,600

2016 Median

± $2,755

In 2017, the median property value in Muskogee, OK grew to to $88,600 from the previous year's value of $84,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Muskogee, OK 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 Muskogee, OK the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k 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.

$36,276

Median Household Income

± $1,572

15k

Number of Households

± 645

In 2017, the median household income of the 15k households in Muskogee, OK grew to $36,276 from the previous year's value of $36,232.

The following chart displays the households in Muskogee, OK 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 < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Muskogee, OK distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Muskogee, OK the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

56.8%

2017 Homeownership

57.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.8% of the housing units in Muskogee, OK were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.7%.

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

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Commute Time

16.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Muskogee, OK have a shorter commute time (16.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.85% of the workforce in Muskogee, OK have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.6%

  2. Carpooled

    11.2%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.81%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Muskogee, OK was Drove Alone (80.6%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.2%) and those who Worked At Home (2.81%).

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

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