Lowndes County, MS

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2020 Population
58,896
0.429% 1-year decline
US Senator
Roger Wicker
Republican Party
US Senator
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
37.5
1.08% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
19.6%
4.22% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$48,170
4.5% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$136,300
1.56% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
23,965
1.75% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Lowndes County, MS had a population of 58.9k people with a median age of 37.5 and a median household income of $48,170. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Lowndes County, MS declined from 59,150 to 58,896, a −0.429% decrease and its median household income declined from $50,441 to $48,170, a −4.5% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lowndes County, MS are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (43.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.77%), White (Hispanic) (1.18%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.988%).

None of the households in Lowndes County, MS reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Lowndes County, MS are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lowndes County, MS are Mississippi University for Women (919 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Lowndes County, MS was $136,300, and the homeownership rate was 62.2%.

Most people in Lowndes County, MS drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lowndes County, MS was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Lowndes County, MS is home to a population of 58.9k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.67% of Lowndes County, MS residents were born outside of the country (1.57k people).

In 2020, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.1k people) in Lowndes County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.04k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.9% of Lowndes County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Lowndes County, MS was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lowndes County, MS
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    30.1k ± 149
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    25.6k ± 497
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.04k ± 500
2.08%
Hispanic Population
1.23k people

In 2020, there were 1.18 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (30.1k people) in Lowndes County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 25.6k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.04k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.08% of the people in Lowndes County, MS are hispanic (1.23k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    18,827 ± 3,358 people
  2. India
    5,246 ± 1,777 people
  3. Vietnam
    4,118 ± 1,574 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Mississippi was Mexico, the natal country of 18,827 Mississippi residents, followed by India with 5,246 and Vietnam with 4,118.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.67%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.57k people
2.27%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.35k people

As of 2020, 2.67% of Lowndes County, MS residents (1.57k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lowndes County, MS was 2.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    977 ± 201
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    950 ± 248
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    885 ± 211

Lowndes County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Lowndes County, MS employs 24k people. The largest industries in Lowndes County, MS are Manufacturing (3,993 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,378 people), and Retail Trade (3,139 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($56,477), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,625), and Utilities ($54,354).

Males in Mississippi have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,621. The income inequality in Mississippi (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

24k
2020 Value
± 1,257
−1.75%
1 Year decline
± 7.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lowndes County, MS declined at a rate of −1.75%, from 24.4k employees to 24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lowndes County, MS, are Sales & Related Occupations (2,688 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,038 people), and Production Occupations (2,010 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lowndes County, MS.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

24k
2020 Value
± 1,257
−1.75%
1 Year decline
± 7.39%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Lowndes County, MS declined at a rate of −1.75%, from 24.4k employees to 24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lowndes County, MS, are Manufacturing (3,993 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,378 people), and Retail Trade (3,139 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lowndes County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Lowndes County, MS and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,252
Median earning men ± $3,071
$27,285
Median earning women ± $2,225

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($54,108), Public Administration ($53,315), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($52,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($60,057), Information ($39,410), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($38,216).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Mississippi. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Mississippi.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 564
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 428
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 382
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $899k
    Manufacturing
  2. $273k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $127k
    Wholesale Trade

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $30.5B
  2. $25.1B
  3. $12.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $30.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($25.1B) and Motorized vehicles ($12.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$182B
2020 Value in Mississippi
$374B
Projected 2050 Value in Mississippi
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Mississippi trade was $182B. This is expected to increase 105% to $374B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Mississippi 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 Mississippi to other states, or from other states to Mississippi.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $21.9B
  2. $11.4B
  3. $10.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $21.9B, followed by Louisiana with $11.4B and Tennessee and $10.5B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Lowndes County, MS went to Donald J. Trump with 50.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (48%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.668%).

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing the state of Mississippi. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Mississippi

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Roger Wicker
Senator from Mississippi1
Assumed office on December 31, 2007
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Trent Lott.
Cindy Hyde-Smith
Senator from Mississippi2
Assumed office on April 9, 2018
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Thad Cochran.

Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith are the senators currently representing Mississippi.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Mississippi

Mississippi is currently represented by 4 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Mississippi have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Lowndes County, MS awarded 919 degrees. The student population of Lowndes County, MS in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 532 male students and 2,172 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lowndes County, MS are White (573 and 64.7%), followed by Black or African American (298 and 33.6%), Asian (9 and 1.02%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (5 and 0.564%).

The largest universities in Lowndes County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Mississippi University for Women (919 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lowndes County, MS are Registered Nursing (418 and 45.5%), General Business Administration & Management (119 and 12.9%), and Speech-Language Pathology (39 and 4.24%).

The median tuition cost in Lowndes County, MS for a public four year colleges is $7,425 for in-state students and $7,425 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Lowndes County, MS, the percentage of applicants admitted was 99%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 37.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 2,704 (19.7% men and 80.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 2,704 students enrolled in Lowndes County, MS, 19.7% men and 80.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,553 records, of which 78.2% were women and 21.8% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 113 degree-majors awarded
  2. 38 degree-majors awarded
  3. 371 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Lowndes County, MS was General Business Administration & Management with 113 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
919 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Mississippi University for Women with 919 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 122 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lowndes County, MS, which is 0.153 times less than the 797 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 573 degrees mean that there were 1.92 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 298 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($7,425) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($100) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.876% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (691k), Some college (559k), and Secondary Education (417k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Lowndes County, MS was $136,300 in 2020, which is 0.593 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $134,200 to $136,300, a 1.56% increase. The homeownership rate in Lowndes County, MS is 62.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Lowndes County, MS have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Lowndes County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Lowndes County, MS is $48,170. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Lowndes County, MS was Census Tract 4.04 with a value of $64,132, followed by Census Tract 4.03 and Census Tract 1.02, with respective values of $57,837 and $52,734.

In 2021, 14.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lowndes County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.64%.

Property

$136,300
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,058
$13,958
Median Property Taxes
±$918

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lowndes County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

62.2%
Homeownership
2020
68.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 62.2% of the housing units in Lowndes County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4.04
  2. Census Tract 4.03
  3. Census Tract 1.02

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lowndes County, MS was Census Tract 4.04 with a value of $64,132, followed by Census Tract 4.03 and Census Tract 1.02, with respective values of $57,837 and $52,734.

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

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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.
$48,170
Median Household Income
± $2,869
22.5k
Number of Households
± 1,188

In 2020, the median household income of the 22.5k households in Lowndes County, MS declined from $48,170 from the previous year's value of $50,441.

The following chart displays the households in Lowndes County, MS 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Lowndes County, MS is from Mississippi.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Mississippi
0.445
2019 Wage GINI in Mississippi

In 2020, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.17% growth from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Mississippi was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Mississippi in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.7%)
  2. Carpooled (6.22%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.52%)

In 2020, 86.7% of workers in Lowndes County, MS drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.22%) and those who worked at home (4.52%).

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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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lowndes County, MS have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.01% of the workforce in Lowndes County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 14.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Lowndes County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.64%.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lowndes County, MS (11.2k out of 57k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lowndes County, MS is Black, followed by White 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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 25.2% of the children was living in poverty in Lowndes County, MS. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 12.5%.

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88.3% of the population of Lowndes County, MS has health coverage, with 43% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 11.1% on Medicare, 12.7% on non-group plans, and 4.24% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Mississippi was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Lowndes County, MS see 2105 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.8% increase from the previous year (1850 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1776 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 480 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Mississippi, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,105 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Lowndes County, MS

Primary care physicians in Lowndes County, MS see an average of 2,105 patients per year. This represents a 13.8% increase from the previous year (1,850 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Mississippi across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.4% under 18 years, 20.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.7%
Uninsured
43%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
11.1%
Medicare
12.7%
Non-Group
4.24%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lowndes County, MS declined by 3.01% from 12% to 11.7%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 78.7 in Lowndes County, MS.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.9% in Lowndes County, MS.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.3% in Lowndes County, MS.

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