Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA

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2022 Population
117,405
0.201% 1-year decline
US Senator
Bill Cassidy
Republican Party
US Senator
John Kennedy
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37
0.543% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.8%
1.73% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$52,096
2.53% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$183,800
12.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
49,291
2.79% 1-year decline

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In 2022, Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA had a population of 117k people with a median age of 37 and a median household income of $52,096. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA declined from 117,641 to 117,405, a −0.201% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,811 to $52,096, a 2.53% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA are White (Non-Hispanic) (51.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.01%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2.24%), and White (Hispanic) (2%).

9.61% of the households in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA 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.

97.1% of the residents in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA are South Louisiana Community College (1,646 degrees awarded in 2022) and Academy of Interactive Entertainment (487658) (54 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was $183,800, and the homeownership rate was 64.8%.

Most people in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA is home to a population of 117k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.37% of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA residents were born outside of the country (5.13k people).

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.8k people) in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.53k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA are French (Incl. Cajun) (4,579 households), Spanish (4,036 households), and Tagalog (Incl. Filipino) (336 households).

Residents by Gender and Age

RACE/ETHNICITY
61,103
Women
51.9%
56,687
Men
48.1%

The resident population of United States in 2022 was 117,790 inhabitants, with 48.1% men, and 51.9% women.

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Citizenship

97.1%
2022 Citizenship
96.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.1% of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was 96.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    60.8k ± 2.16k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    44.9k ± 1.81k
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.53k ± 687
5.07%
Hispanic Population
5.96k people

In 2022, there were 1.35 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (60.8k people) in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 44.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.53k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.07% of the people in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA are hispanic (5.96k people).

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin
  1. Honduras
    1,351 ± 897 people
  2. Mexico
    622 ± 611 people
  3. Cuba
    448 ± 519 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was Honduras, the natal country of 1,351 Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA residents, followed by Mexico with 622 and Cuba with 448.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.37%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.13k people
4.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.31k people

As of 2022, 4.37% of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA residents (5.13k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was 4.51%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. French (Incl. Cajun)
    4,579 households (4.18%)
  2. Spanish
    4,036 households (3.68%)
  3. Tagalog (Incl. Filipino)
    336 households (0.306%)

9.61% of the households in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was French (Incl. Cajun). 4.18% of the households in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA reported speaking French (Incl. Cajun) at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,591 ± 298
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,233 ± 319
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,031 ± 282

Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA employs 49.3k people. The largest industries in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA are Restaurants & Food Services (4,158 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,448 people), and Construction (3,307 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($211,248), Construction, & mining & oil & gas field machinery manufacturing ($136,569), and Architectural, engineering & related services ($98,983).

Males in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA have an average income that is 1.57 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,486. The income inequality in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
26,696
Women
49%
27,780
Men
51%

The workforce of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA in 2020 was 54,476 people, with 49% woman, and 51% men.

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Occupations

49.3k
2022 Value
−2.79%
1 Year decline
± −2.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of −2.79%, from 50.7k employees to 49.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA, are Retail salespersons (1,977 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,959 people), and Elementary & middle school teachers (1,500 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

49.3k
2022 Value
−2.79%
1 Year decline
± −2.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA declined at a rate of −2.79%, from 50.7k employees to 49.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,158 people), Elementary & secondary schools (3,448 people), and Construction (3,307 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA, though some of these residents may live in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$49,848
Median earning men ± $2,661
$31,293
Median earning women ± $2,753

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($75,679), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($74,110), and Manufacturing ($70,913).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($76,776), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,680), and Public Administration ($46,466).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
1.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 1.94M people employed in Louisiana. This represents a 1.78% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 14.4%.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Louisiana went to Donald J. Trump with 58.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (39.9%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.01%).

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing the state of Louisiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Louisiana

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Bill Cassidy
Senator from Louisiana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015
John Kennedy
Senator from Louisiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy are the senators currently representing Louisiana.

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US Representatives from Louisiana

Louisiana is currently represented by 6 members in the U.S. house.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA awarded 1,700 degrees. The student population of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 2,222 male students and 3,549 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA are White (984 and 58.3%), followed by Black or African American (439 and 26%), Unknown (76 and 4.5%), and Hispanic or Latino (73 and 4.32%).

The largest universities in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA by number of degrees awarded are South Louisiana Community College (1,646 and 96.8%) and Academy of Interactive Entertainment (487658) (54 and 3.18%).

The most popular majors in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA are General Studies (397 and 23.4%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (303 and 17.8%), and General Business (159 and 9.35%).

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

Measure

In 2022 in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 42.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 33.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,771 (38.5% men and 61.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 5,771 students enrolled in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA, 38.5% men and 61.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,696 records, of which 54.7% were women and 45.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 239 degrees awarded
  2. 159 degrees awarded
  3. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was General Studies with 239 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,646 degrees awarded
  2. 54 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was South Louisiana Community College with 1,646 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 883 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA, which is 1.08 times more than the 817 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 984 degrees mean that there were 2.24 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 439 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($23,450) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($870) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.1% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.44% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (33.1k), Some college (16.7k), and Secondary Education (16k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was $183,800 in 2022, which is 0.652 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $163,100 to $183,800, a 12.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA is 64.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA is $52,096. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA and Regional Planning Commission 1--St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $87,646 and $85,220.

Property

$183,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,111
$31,393
Median Property Taxes
±$1,717

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Rent vs Own

64.8%
Homeownership
2022
68.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 64.8% of the housing units in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was Capital Region Planning Commission 5--Ascension Parish PUMA, LA with a value of $93,800, followed by Capital Region Planning Commission 2--East Baton Rouge Parish (South) PUMA, LA and Regional Planning Commission 1--St. Tammany Parish (Northwest) PUMA, LA, with respective values of $87,646 and $85,220.

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Household Income

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$52,096
Median Household Income
± $3,272
48.5k
Number of Households
± 2,158

In 2022, the median household income of the 48.5k households in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA grew to $52,096 from the previous year's value of $50,811.

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Wage Distribution

0.451
2022 Wage GINI in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA
0.459
2021 Wage GINI in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA

In 2022, the income inequality in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.86% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (83.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.23%)
  3. Carpooled (6.03%)

In 2022, 83.9% of workers in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.23%) and those who carpooled to work (6.03%).

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.97% of the workforce in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA 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 Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA (24.3k out of 116k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

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Health

91.8% of the population of Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA has health coverage, with 41.2% on employee plans, 26.5% on Medicaid, 11.4% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 1.98% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see 1434 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1759 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 305 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,434 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Louisiana

Primary care physicians in Louisiana see an average of 1,434 patients per year. This represents a 2.18% decrease from the previous year (1,466 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.8% under 18 years, 21.6% between 18 and 34 years, 39.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.4% were men and 52.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.16%
Uninsured
41.2%
Employer Coverage
26.5%
Medicaid
11.4%
Medicare
10.7%
Non-Group
1.98%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Acadiana Regional Development District 3--Lafayette Parish (North) PUMA, LA declined by 7.15% from 8.78% to 8.16%.

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