Phillips County, AR

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2020 Population
18,151
2.45% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Boozman
Republican Party
US Senator
Tom Cotton
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.5
1.54% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
31.3%
9.23% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$33,724
15% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$80,800
14.3% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
6,303
6.04% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Phillips County, AR had a population of 18.2k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $33,724. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Phillips County, AR declined from 18,606 to 18,151, a −2.45% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,320 to $33,724, a 15% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Phillips County, AR are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (63.5%), White (Non-Hispanic) (34.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.11%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.501%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.49%).

None of the households in Phillips County, AR 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.

100% of the residents in Phillips County, AR are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Phillips County, AR are Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (475 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Phillips County, AR was $80,800, and the homeownership rate was 46.1%.

Most people in Phillips County, AR drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Phillips County, AR was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Phillips County, AR is home to a population of 18.2k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2020, 0.512% of Phillips County, AR residents were born outside of the country (93 people).

In 2020, there were 1.86 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.5k people) in Phillips County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.18k White (Non-Hispanic) and 202 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

100%
2020 Citizenship
100%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 100% of Phillips County, AR residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Phillips County, AR was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Phillips County, AR
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.5k ± 50
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    6.18k ± 58
  3. White (Hispanic)
    202 ± 91
1.96%
Hispanic Population
355 people

In 2020, there were 1.86 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (11.5k people) in Phillips County, AR than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.18k White (Non-Hispanic) and 202 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

1.96% of the people in Phillips County, AR are hispanic (355 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    62,610 ± 6,079 people
  2. El Salvador
    14,219 ± 2,921 people
  3. India
    8,923 ± 2,316 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Arkansas was Mexico, the natal country of 62,610 Arkansas residents, followed by El Salvador with 14,219 and India with 8,923.

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Foreign-Born Population

0.512%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
93 people
0.435%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
81 people

As of 2020, 0.512% of Phillips County, AR residents (93 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 Phillips County, AR was 0.435%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    460 ± 127
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    107 ± 77
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    43 ± 45

Phillips County, AR has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Phillips County, AR employs 6.3k people. The largest industries in Phillips County, AR are Health Care & Social Assistance (969 people), Manufacturing (765 people), and Educational Services (752 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($59,621), Wholesale Trade ($57,125), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($42,656).

Males in Arkansas have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,744. The income inequality in Arkansas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.45, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

6.3k
2020 Value
± 631
−6.04%
1 Year decline
± 14.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Phillips County, AR declined at a rate of −6.04%, from 6.71k employees to 6.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Phillips County, AR, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (782 people), Sales & Related Occupations (624 people), and Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (561 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Phillips County, AR.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

6.3k
2020 Value
± 631
−6.04%
1 Year decline
± 14.7%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Phillips County, AR declined at a rate of −6.04%, from 6.71k employees to 6.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Phillips County, AR, are Health Care & Social Assistance (969 people), Manufacturing (765 people), and Educational Services (752 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Phillips County, AR, though some of these residents may live in Phillips County, AR and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,570
Median earning men ± $1,962
$26,042
Median earning women ± $4,650

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($57,684), Manufacturing ($50,344), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,163).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($41,429), Manufacturing ($40,263), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($36,750).

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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 Arkansas. 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 Arkansas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 153
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 94
    Retail Trade
  3. 89
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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. $132k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $33.5k
    Manufacturing
  3. $31.3k
    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 Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $14.2B
  2. $13.7B
  3. $9.55B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $14.2B, followed by Meat/seafood ($13.7B) and Coal-n.e.c. ($9.55B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$144B
2020 Value in Arkansas
$271B
Projected 2050 Value in Arkansas
87.8% growth

In 2020, total outbound Arkansas trade was $144B. This is expected to increase 87.8% to $271B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Arkansas 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 Arkansas to other states, or from other states to Arkansas.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $11.8B
  2. $6.92B
  3. $5.91B

In 2020, the top outbound Arkansas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $11.8B, followed by Mississippi with $6.92B and Oklahoma and $5.91B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Phillips County, AR went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 58% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (38.7%), followed by Other (3%).

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing the state of Arkansas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Arkansas 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 Arkansas

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John Boozman
Senator from Arkansas3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Tom Cotton
Senator from Arkansas2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

John Boozman and Tom Cotton are the senators currently representing Arkansas.

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 Arkansas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Arkansas

Arkansas 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 Arkansas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Phillips County, AR awarded 475 degrees. The student population of Phillips County, AR in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 394 male students and 699 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Phillips County, AR are White (239 and 50.3%), followed by Black or African American (218 and 45.9%), Hispanic or Latino (12 and 2.53%), and Two or More Races (4 and 0.842%).

The largest universities in Phillips County, AR by number of degrees awarded are Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas (475 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Phillips County, AR are Liberal Arts & Sciences (98 and 20.6%), Welding Technology (80 and 16.8%), and Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (53 and 11.2%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 1,093 students enrolled in Phillips County, AR, 36% men and 64% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 561 records, of which 61% were women and 39% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 68 degree-majors awarded
  2. 19 degree-majors awarded
  3. 9 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Phillips County, AR was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 68 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
475 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas with 475 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 245 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Phillips County, AR, which is 1.07 times more than the 230 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 239 degrees mean that there were 1.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 218 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($2,580) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($830) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) 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, 0.79% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.729% 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 (800k), Some college (553k), and Secondary Education (375k).

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 Phillips County, AR was $80,800 in 2020, which is 0.352 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $70,700 to $80,800, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Phillips County, AR is 46.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Phillips County, AR have an average commute time of 16.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Phillips County, AR is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Phillips County, AR is $33,724. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Phillips County, AR was Census Tract 4801 with a value of $52,572, followed by Census Tract 4806 and Census Tract 4803, with respective values of $33,368 and $24,422.

In 2021, 17.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Phillips County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.19%.

Property

$80,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,377
$3,484
Median Property Taxes
±$378

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 Phillips County, AR the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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

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Rent vs Own

46.1%
Homeownership
2020
60.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 46.1% of the housing units in Phillips County, AR were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 48.2%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Phillips County, AR compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 4801
  2. Census Tract 4806
  3. Census Tract 4803

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Phillips County, AR was Census Tract 4801 with a value of $52,572, followed by Census Tract 4806 and Census Tract 4803, with respective values of $33,368 and $24,422.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Phillips County, AR 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.
$33,724
Median Household Income
± $5,950
7.56k
Number of Households
± 666

In 2020, the median household income of the 7.56k households in Phillips County, AR grew to $33,724 from the previous year's value of $29,320.

The following chart displays the households in Phillips County, AR 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Phillips County, AR is from Arkansas.
0.45
2020 Wage GINI in Arkansas
0.451
2019 Wage GINI in Arkansas

In 2020, the income inequality in Arkansas was 0.45 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.101% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Arkansas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Arkansas in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Arkansas across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (86.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.68%)

In 2020, 86.5% of workers in Phillips County, AR drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (1.68%).

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

16.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Phillips County, AR have a shorter commute time (16.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.232% of the workforce in Phillips County, AR 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 Phillips County, AR distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Phillips County, AR have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 17.5% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Phillips County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.19%.

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Poverty & Diversity

31.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Phillips County, AR (5.65k out of 18k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Phillips County, AR 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, 49.9% of the children was living in poverty in Phillips County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 1.19k in Phillips County, AR. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 73.6 per 100,000 population.

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92.5% of the population of Phillips County, AR has health coverage, with 24.2% on employee plans, 41% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 13.9% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Arkansas was $7,408 in 2014. This is a 6.91% increase from the previous year ($6,929).

Primary care physicians in Phillips County, AR see 1803 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.91% decrease from the previous year (1857 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2540 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1617 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% 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 Arkansas, 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

1,803 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Phillips County, AR

Primary care physicians in Phillips County, AR see an average of 1,803 patients per year. This represents a 2.91% decrease from the previous year (1,857 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Phillips County, AR 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 Arkansas 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 26.7% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 35.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.5% were men and 53.5% were women.

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

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Uninsured People

7.54%
Uninsured
24.2%
Employer Coverage
41%
Medicaid
12.1%
Medicare
13.9%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Phillips County, AR declined by 10.7% from 8.45% to 7.54%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Phillips County, AR 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 105 in Phillips County, AR.

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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 44.9% in Phillips County, AR.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.23% in Phillips County, AR.

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