Grays Harbor County, WA

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Population

71,454

0.31% growth

Poverty Rate

16%


Median Age

43.5


Median Household Income

$45,483

2.16% growth

Number of Employees

27,104

2.18% growth

Median Property Value

$161,800

1.51% growth

About

In 2017, Grays Harbor County, WA had a population of 71.5k people with a median age of 43.5 and a median household income of $45,483. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Grays Harbor County, WA grew from 71,233 to 71,454, a 0.31% increase and its median household income grew from $44,521 to $45,483, a 2.16% increase.

The population of Grays Harbor County, WA is 79.9% White Alone, 9.77% Hispanic or Latino, and 4.06% American Indian & Alaska Native Alone. N/A% of the people in Grays Harbor County, WA speak a non-English language, and 97.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Grays Harbor County, WA are Grays Harbor College (843 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Grays Harbor County, WA is $161,800, and the homeownership rate is 66.1%. Most people in Grays Harbor County, WA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Grays Harbor County, WA 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 Grays Harbor County, WA employs 27.1k people. The largest industries in Grays Harbor County, WA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,053 people), Retail Trade (3,261 people), and Manufacturing (2,794 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,964), Utilities ($59,554), and Information ($54,439).

Median household income in Grays Harbor County, WA is $45,483. Males in Grays Harbor County, WA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,882. The income inequality in Grays Harbor County, WA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.467, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,483

2017 value

± $2,355

2.16%

1 Year Growth

± 6.31%

Households in Grays Harbor County, WA have a median annual income of $45,483, 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 $44,521 in 2016, which represents a 2.16% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$73,040

Average Male Salary

± $1,385

$53,882

Average Female Salary

± $1,130

In 2017, full-time male employees in Washington made 1.36 times more than female 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

    $65,555 ± $3,156

  2. White

    $57,225 ± $943

  3. Two or More Races

    $46,049 ± $3,328

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Washington workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.15 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Grays Harbor County, WA is from Washington.

0.467

2017 Wage GINI

0.467

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Washington was 0.467 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.104% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 4

  2. Census Tract 11

  3. Census Tract 6

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Grays Harbor County, WA was Census Tract 4 with a value of $64,817, followed by Census Tract 11 and Census Tract 6, with respective values of $58,750 and $55,717.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Grays Harbor County, WA (11k out of 68.3k 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 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

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

    9,158 ± 633

  2. Hispanic

    1,496 ± 259

  3. Native American

    903 ± 161

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Grays Harbor County, WA is White, followed by Hispanic 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

27.1k

2017 Value

± 1,086

2.18%

1 Year growth

± 5.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grays Harbor County, WA grew at a rate of 2.18%, from 26.5k employees to 27.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Grays Harbor County, WA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,679 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,519 people), and Management Occupations (2,133 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Grays Harbor County, WA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Grays Harbor County, WA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,679 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,519 people), and Management Occupations (2,133 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grays Harbor County, WA has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (4.06 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.35 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Grays Harbor County, WA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,889), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($66,912), and Management Occupations ($64,261).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.1k

2017 Value

± 1,086

2.18%

1 Year growth

± 5.66%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Grays Harbor County, WA grew at a rate of 2.18%, from 26.5k employees to 27.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Grays Harbor County, WA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,053 people), Retail Trade (3,261 people), and Manufacturing (2,794 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Grays Harbor County, WA, though some of these residents may live in Grays Harbor County, WA 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 Grays Harbor County, WA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,053 people), Retail Trade (3,261 people), and Manufacturing (2,794 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Grays Harbor County, WA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.19 times higher than expected), Public Administration (2.15 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Grays Harbor County, WA, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($86,964), Utilities ($59,554), and Information ($54,439).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $45.6B

  2. $39.9B

  3. $29B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington product (by dollars) was Transport equip. with $45.6B, followed by Mixed freight ($39.9B) and Misc. mfg. prods. ($29B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$323B

2020 Value

$444B

Projected 2045 Value

37.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Washington trade was $323B. This is expected to increase 37.4% to $444B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $29.1B

  2. $15.8B

  3. $10.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Washington domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Oregon with $29.1B, followed by California with $15.8B and Tennessee and $10.3B.

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

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Health

88.8% of the population of Grays Harbor County, WA has health coverage, with 36.3% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 16.5% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 2.6% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Grays Harbor County, WA was $7,913 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,609).

Primary care physicians in Grays Harbor County, WA see 2735 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.27% increase from the previous year (2623 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1990 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 676 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14%). Additionally, Adams County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (36.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,735 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Grays Harbor County, WA see an average of 2,735 patients per year. This represents a 4.27% increase from the previous year (2,623 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

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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%).

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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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,913

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,328

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,851

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,997

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Washington (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4%, from $7,609 to $7,913.

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

11.2%

Uninsured

36.3%

Employer Coverage

20.8%

Medicaid

16.5%

Medicare

12.7%

Non-Group

2.6%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Grays Harbor County, WA declined by 16.6% from 13.4% to 11.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Grays Harbor County, WA 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. 14% prevalence

  2. 13.6% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Garfield County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Washington, at 14%.

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Diversity

Grays Harbor County, WA is home to a population of 71.5k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.11% of Grays Harbor County, WA residents were born outside of the country (3.65k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Grays Harbor County, WA is composed of 57.1k White Alone residents (79.9%), 6.98k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.77%), 2.9k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (4.06%), 2.46k Two or More Races residents (3.44%), 1.13k Asian Alone residents (1.58%), 686 Black or African American Alone residents (0.96%), 217 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.304%), and 17 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0238%).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Grays Harbor County, WA was 43.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Grays Harbor County, WA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Grays Harbor County, WA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.65k people

5.41%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.85k people

As of 2017, 5.11% of Grays Harbor County, WA residents (3.65k 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 Grays Harbor County, WA was 5.41%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    237,445 ± 11,764 people

  2. Philippines

    67,799 ± 6,362 people

  3. India

    67,429 ± 6,345 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Washington was Mexico, the natal country of 237,445 Washington residents, followed by Philippines with 67,799 and India with 67,429.

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Citizenship

97.2%

2017 Citizenship

96.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.2% of Grays Harbor County, WA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Grays Harbor County, WA was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    57.1k ± 34

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    6.98k ± 426

  3. American Indian & Alaska Native Alone

    2.9k ± 201

In 2017, there were 8.18 times more White Alone residents (57.1k people) in Grays Harbor County, WA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.98k Hispanic or Latino and 2.9k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Grays Harbor County, WA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    3,005 ± 296

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    865 ± 206

  3. Korea

    747 ± 153

Grays Harbor County, WA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.47 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Grays Harbor County, WA awarded 843 degrees. The student population of Grays Harbor County, WA is skewed towards women, with 970 male students and 1,001 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Grays Harbor County, WA are White (549 and 65.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (90 and 10.7%), Unknown (53 and 6.29%), and Black or African American (45 and 5.34%).

The largest universities in Grays Harbor County, WA by number of degrees awarded are Grays Harbor College (843 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Grays Harbor County, WA are Liberal Arts & Sciences (223 and 26.5%), Building & Property Maintenance (81 and 9.61%), and Welding Technology (61 and 7.24%).

The median tuition costs in Grays Harbor County, WA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,460 and $8,813 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 45 degrees awarded

  2. 81 degrees awarded

  3. 45 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Grays Harbor County, WA was Drywall Installation with 45 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Grays Harbor County, WA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

843 degrees awarded

$3,460

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Grays Harbor County, WA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Grays Harbor College with 843 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

540

Degrees Awarded to Men

303

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 540 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Grays Harbor County, WA, which is 1.78 times more than the 303 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

    549 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    90 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    53 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Grays Harbor County, WA were to White students. These 549 degrees mean that there were 6.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 90 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Grays Harbor County, WA was $161,800 in 2017, which is 0.704 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $159,400 to $161,800, a 1.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Grays Harbor County, WA is 66.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Grays Harbor County, WA have an average commute time of 24.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Grays Harbor County, WA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$161,800

2017 Median

± $5,589

$159,400

2016 Median

± $4,296

In 2017, the median property value in Grays Harbor County, WA grew to to $161,800 from the previous year's value of $159,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Grays Harbor County, WA 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 Grays Harbor County, WA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$45,483

Median Household Income

± $2,355

28.1k

Number of Households

± 1,125

In 2017, the median household income of the 28.1k households in Grays Harbor County, WA grew to $45,483 from the previous year's value of $44,521.

The following chart displays the households in Grays Harbor County, WA 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Grays Harbor County, WA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Grays Harbor County, WA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.1%

2017 Homeownership

67.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.1% of the housing units in Grays Harbor County, WA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.1%.

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

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Commute Time

24.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Grays Harbor County, WA have a shorter commute time (24.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.15% of the workforce in Grays Harbor County, WA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    76.9%

  2. Carpooled

    12.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.36%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Grays Harbor County, WA was Drove Alone (76.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.5%) and those who Worked At Home (6.36%).

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 Grays Harbor County, WA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Grays Harbor County, WA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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