Alpena County, MI

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2020 Population
28,431
0.312% 1-year decline
US Senator
Debbie Stabenow
Democratic Party
US Senator
Gary Peters
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
48.1
0% 1-year change
2020 Poverty Rate
14.4%
0.438% 1-year increase
2020 Median Household Income
$42,603
1.75% 1-year decline
2020 Median Property Value
$104,900
8.7% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
12,246
3.31% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Alpena County, MI had a population of 28.4k people with a median age of 48.1 and a median household income of $42,603. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Alpena County, MI declined from 28,520 to 28,431, a −0.312% decrease and its median household income declined from $43,363 to $42,603, a −1.75% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Alpena County, MI are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.55%), White (Hispanic) (0.858%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.577%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.499%).

None of the households in Alpena County, MI 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.

99.3% of the residents in Alpena County, MI are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Alpena County, MI are Alpena Community College (380 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Alpena County, MI was $104,900, and the homeownership rate was 78.4%.

Most people in Alpena County, MI drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Alpena County, MI was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Alpena County, MI is home to a population of 28.4k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 1.34% of Alpena County, MI residents were born outside of the country (382 people).

In 2020, there were 61.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.1k people) in Alpena County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 441 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 244 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2020 Citizenship
99.4%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.3% of Alpena County, MI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Alpena County, MI was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Alpena County, MI
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    27.1k ± 107
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    441 ± 115
  3. White (Hispanic)
    244 ± 66
1.45%
Hispanic Population
411 people

In 2020, there were 61.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (27.1k people) in Alpena County, MI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 441 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 244 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.45% of the people in Alpena County, MI are hispanic (411 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Alpena County, MI as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    78,782 ± 6,864 people
  2. India
    74,611 ± 6,681 people
  3. Iraq
    57,515 ± 5,871 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Michigan was Mexico, the natal country of 78,782 Michigan residents, followed by India with 74,611 and Iraq with 57,515.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.34%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
382 people
1.27%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
362 people

As of 2020, 1.34% of Alpena County, MI residents (382 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 Alpena County, MI was 1.27%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    950 ± 147
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    543 ± 187
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    268 ± 90

Alpena County, MI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Alpena County, MI employs 12.2k people. The largest industries in Alpena County, MI are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,619 people), Retail Trade (1,722 people), and Manufacturing (1,595 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,125), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($54,028), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,125).

Males in Michigan have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $50,905. The income inequality in Michigan (measured using the Gini index) is 0.471, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

12.2k
2020 Value
± 626
−3.31%
1 Year decline
± 7.09%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alpena County, MI declined at a rate of −3.31%, from 12.7k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Alpena County, MI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,452 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,204 people), and Management Occupations (1,144 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Alpena County, MI.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

12.2k
2020 Value
± 626
−3.31%
1 Year decline
± 7.09%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Alpena County, MI declined at a rate of −3.31%, from 12.7k employees to 12.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Alpena County, MI, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,619 people), Retail Trade (1,722 people), and Manufacturing (1,595 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Alpena County, MI, though some of these residents may live in Alpena County, MI and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$35,891
Median earning men ± $3,007
$23,630
Median earning women ± $1,993

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,875), Public Administration ($55,417), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,432).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($43,047), Public Administration ($37,045), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($34,881).

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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 Michigan. 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 Michigan.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 280
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 208
    Manufacturing
  3. 186
    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. $246k
    Manufacturing
  2. $120k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $64.2k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $193B
  2. $56.5B
  3. $49.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $193B, followed by Machinery ($56.5B) and Mixed freight ($49.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$638B
2020 Value in Michigan
$1.16T
Projected 2050 Value in Michigan
81.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Michigan trade was $638B. This is expected to increase 81.2% to $1.16T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Michigan 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 Michigan to other states, or from other states to Michigan.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $35.1B
  2. $34.4B
  3. $29.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Michigan domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $35.1B, followed by Texas with $34.4B and Indiana and $29.5B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Alpena County, MI went to Donald J. Trump with 63% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (35.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.3%).

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing the state of Michigan. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Michigan is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Michigan

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Debbie Stabenow
Senator from Michigan1
Assumed office on January 3, 2001
Gary Peters
Senator from Michigan2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters are the senators currently representing Michigan.

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

The following chart shows elected senators in Michigan over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Michigan

Michigan is currently represented by 14 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 Michigan have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Alpena County, MI awarded 380 degrees. The student population of Alpena County, MI in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 603 male students and 833 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Alpena County, MI are White (359 and 94.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (7 and 1.84%), American Indian or Alaska Native (7 and 1.84%), and Unknown (5 and 1.32%).

The largest universities in Alpena County, MI by number of degrees awarded are Alpena Community College (380 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Alpena County, MI are Lineworker (99 and 26.1%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (30 and 7.89%), and Registered Nursing (22 and 5.79%).

The median tuition cost in Alpena County, MI for a public four year colleges is $7,155 for in-state students and $7,155 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,436 students enrolled in Alpena County, MI, 42% men and 58% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,325 records, of which 58% were women and 42% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 24 degree-majors awarded
  2. 22 degree-majors awarded
  3. 19 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Alpena County, MI was Lineworker with 24 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
380 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Alpena Community College with 380 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 216 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Alpena County, MI, which is 1.32 times more than the 164 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 359 degrees mean that there were 51.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 7 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($7,155) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($600) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.711% 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 (2.28M), Some college (1.97M), and Bachelors Degree (1.34M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Alpena County, MI was $104,900 in 2020, which is 0.456 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $96,500 to $104,900, a 8.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Alpena County, MI is 78.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Alpena County, MI have an average commute time of 16.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Alpena County, MI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Alpena County, MI is $42,603. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Alpena County, MI was Census Tract 7 with a value of $48,523, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $47,847 and $44,112.

In 2021, 11.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Alpena County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.7%.

Property

$104,900
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,359
$10,015
Median Property Taxes
±$499

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 Alpena County, MI the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Alpena County, MI compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

78.4%
Homeownership
2020
63.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 78.4% of the housing units in Alpena County, MI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7
  2. Census Tract 3
  3. Census Tract 2

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Alpena County, MI was Census Tract 7 with a value of $48,523, followed by Census Tract 3 and Census Tract 2, with respective values of $47,847 and $44,112.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Alpena County, MI 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.
$42,603
Median Household Income
± $1,871
12.8k
Number of Households
± 599

In 2020, the median household income of the 12.8k households in Alpena County, MI declined from $42,603 from the previous year's value of $43,363.

The following chart displays the households in Alpena County, MI 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 Alpena County, MI is from Michigan.
0.471
2020 Wage GINI in Michigan
0.475
2019 Wage GINI in Michigan

In 2020, the income inequality in Michigan was 0.471 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.801% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Michigan was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Michigan in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84%)
  2. Carpooled (6.2%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.23%)

In 2020, 84% of workers in Alpena County, MI drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (6.2%) and those who worked at home (5.23%).

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

16.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Alpena County, MI have a shorter commute time (16.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.11% of the workforce in Alpena County, MI 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 Alpena County, MI distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Alpena County, MI have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 11.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Alpena County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.7%.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Alpena County, MI (4k out of 27.8k 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 55 - 64, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 18.3% of the children was living in poverty in Alpena County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 8.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 304 in Alpena County, MI. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 78.4 per 100,000 population.

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95.2% of the population of Alpena County, MI has health coverage, with 37.1% on employee plans, 22.6% on Medicaid, 17.8% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 4.07% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Michigan was $8,055 in 2014. This is a 4% increase from the previous year ($7,745).

Primary care physicians in Alpena County, MI see 1493 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.2% increase from the previous year (1355 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1092 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 296 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% 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 Michigan, 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

1,493 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Alpena County, MI

Primary care physicians in Alpena County, MI see an average of 1,493 patients per year. This represents a 10.2% increase from the previous year (1,355 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Michigan 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 20.1% under 18 years, 16.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.8% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

4.77%
Uninsured
37.1%
Employer Coverage
22.6%
Medicaid
17.8%
Medicare
13.6%
Non-Group
4.07%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Alpena County, MI declined by 11% from 5.36% to 4.77%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.7 in Alpena County, MI.

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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 35% in Alpena County, MI.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 6.27% in Alpena County, MI.

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