Buchanan County, MO

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Population

89,425

0.0112% growth

Median Age

37.1


Median Household Income

$48,652

4.22% growth

Poverty Rate

17.3%


Number of Employees

42,011

0.62% growth

Median Property Value

$114,800

2.14% growth

About

In 2017, Buchanan County, MO had a population of 89.4k people with a median age of 37.1 and a median household income of $48,652. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Buchanan County, MO grew from 89,415 to 89,425, a 0.0112% increase and its median household income grew from $46,680 to $48,652, a 4.22% increase.

The population of Buchanan County, MO is 83.8% White Alone, 6.38% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.4% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Buchanan County, MO speak a non-English language, and 97.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Buchanan County, MO are Missouri Western State University (899 degrees awarded in 2016), Hillyard Technical Center (91 degrees), and American Business and Technology University (78 degrees).

The median property value in Buchanan County, MO is $114,800, and the homeownership rate is 63.2%. Most people in Buchanan County, MO commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17 minutes. The average car ownership in Buchanan County, MO is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Buchanan County, MO employs 42k people. The largest industries in Buchanan County, MO are Manufacturing (8,263 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,823 people), and Retail Trade (4,770 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,691), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,899), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,864).

Median household income in Buchanan County, MO is $48,652. Males in Buchanan County, MO have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $43,527. The income inequality in Buchanan County, MO (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,652

2017 value

± $1,906

4.22%

1 Year Growth

± 5.85%

Households in Buchanan County, MO have a median annual income of $48,652, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $46,680 in 2016, which represents a 4.22% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,788

Average Male Salary

± $1,357

$43,527

Average Female Salary

± $948

In 2017, full-time male employees in Missouri made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $57,564 ± $7,422

  2. White

    $46,113 ± $833

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,513 ± $18,949

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Missouri workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Buchanan County, MO is from Missouri.

0.462

2017 Wage GINI

0.462

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Missouri was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0515% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 28

  2. Census Tract 22

  3. Census Tract 7.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Buchanan County, MO was Census Tract 28 with a value of $72,146, followed by Census Tract 22 and Census Tract 7.01, with respective values of $67,037 and $62,905.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

17.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Buchanan County, MO (14.7k out of 85.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,881 ± 746

  2. Black

    1,319 ± 293

  3. Hispanic

    1,059 ± 220

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Buchanan County, MO is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

42k

2017 Value

± 1,368

0.62%

1 Year growth

± 4.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buchanan County, MO grew at a rate of 0.62%, from 41.8k employees to 42k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Buchanan County, MO, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,481 people), Production Occupations (5,298 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,379 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Buchanan County, MO.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Buchanan County, MO, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,481 people), Production Occupations (5,298 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,379 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Buchanan County, MO has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.18 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.87 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Buchanan County, MO, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($72,850), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,839), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($58,261).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

42k

2017 Value

± 1,368

0.62%

1 Year growth

± 4.54%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Buchanan County, MO grew at a rate of 0.62%, from 41.8k employees to 42k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Buchanan County, MO, are Manufacturing (8,263 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,823 people), and Retail Trade (4,770 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Buchanan County, MO, though some of these residents may live in Buchanan County, MO and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Buchanan County, MO, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,263 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,823 people), and Retail Trade (4,770 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Buchanan County, MO has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.94 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.17 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.12 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Buchanan County, MO, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,691), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,899), and Transportation & Warehousing ($45,864).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $27.7B

  2. $24B

  3. $22.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $27.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($24B) and Mixed freight ($22.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$272B

2015 Value

$433B

Projected 2045 Value

59.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Missouri trade was $272B. This is expected to increase 59.4% to $433B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.1B

  2. $13.5B

  3. $9.57B

In 2015, the top outbound Missouri domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $31.1B, followed by Kansas with $13.5B and Texas and $9.57B.

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

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Health

89.5% of the population of Buchanan County, MO has health coverage, with 48% on employee plans, 14.6% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 2.49% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Buchanan County, MO was $8,107 in 2014. This is a 3.14% increase from the previous year ($7,860).

Primary care physicians in Buchanan County, MO see 1437 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.62% decrease from the previous year (1491 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1647 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 654 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.2%). Additionally, DeKalb County and Marion County have the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,437 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Buchanan County, MO see an average of 1,437 patients per year. This represents a 3.62% decrease from the previous year (1,491 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Buchanan County, MO in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,107

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,354

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,413

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,457

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Missouri (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.14%, from $7,860 to $8,107.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

10.5%

Uninsured

48%

Employer Coverage

14.6%

Medicaid

11.5%

Medicare

12.9%

Non-Group

2.49%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Buchanan County, MO declined by 15.9% from 12.5% to 10.5%.

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

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.2% prevalence

  2. 14.9% prevalence

  3. 14.8% prevalence

Pemiscot County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Missouri, at 15.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Missouri by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Buchanan County, MO is home to a population of 89.4k people, from which 97.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.99% of Buchanan County, MO residents were born outside of the country (3.57k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Buchanan County, MO is composed of 74.9k White Alone residents (83.8%), 5.71k Hispanic or Latino residents (6.38%), 4.83k Black or African American Alone residents (5.4%), 2.72k Two or More Races residents (3.04%), 886 Asian Alone residents (0.991%), 202 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.226%), 167 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.187%), and 13 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0145%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Buchanan County, MO are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

34

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Buchanan County, MO was 37.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 34. But people in Buchanan County, MO are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Buchanan County, MO residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.99%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.57k people

3.81%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.41k people

As of 2017, 3.99% of Buchanan County, MO residents (3.57k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Buchanan County, MO was 3.81%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    41,972 ± 5,012 people

  2. India

    19,111 ± 3,389 people

  3. China

    16,010 ± 3,102 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Missouri was Mexico, the natal country of 41,972 Missouri residents, followed by India with 19,111 and China with 16,010.

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Citizenship

97.1%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.1% of Buchanan County, MO residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Buchanan County, MO was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    74.9k ± 29

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    5.71k ± 660

  3. Black or African American Alone

    4.83k ± 441

In 2017, there were 13.1 times more White Alone residents (74.9k people) in Buchanan County, MO than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.71k Hispanic or Latino and 4.83k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Buchanan County, MO citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Buchanan County, MO was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Buchanan County, MO are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,105 ± 209

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    977 ± 232

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    917 ± 211

Buchanan County, MO has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Buchanan County, MO awarded 1,110 degrees. The student population of Buchanan County, MO is skewed towards women, with 2,470 male students and 3,406 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Buchanan County, MO are White (902 and 84.2%), followed by Black or African American (80 and 7.47%), Unknown (38 and 3.55%), and Two or More Races (18 and 1.68%).

The largest universities in Buchanan County, MO by number of degrees awarded are Missouri Western State University (899 and 81%), Hillyard Technical Center (91 and 8.2%), and American Business and Technology University (78 and 7.03%).

The most popular majors in Buchanan County, MO are Registered Nursing (95 and 8.56%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (87 and 7.84%), and General Business Administration & Management (66 and 5.95%).

The median tuition costs in Buchanan County, MO are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $5,538 and $11,537 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 95 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 52 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Buchanan County, MO was Registered Nursing with 95 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 899 degrees awarded

  2. 91 degrees awarded

  3. 78 degrees awarded

$5,538

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Buchanan County, MO institution with the largest number of graduating students was Missouri Western State University with 899 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

444

Degrees Awarded to Men

666

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 444 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Buchanan County, MO, which is 0.667 times less than the 666 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    902 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    80 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    38 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Buchanan County, MO were to White students. These 902 degrees mean that there were 11.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 80 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Buchanan County, MO was $114,800 in 2017, which is 0.528 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,400 to $114,800, a 2.14% increase. The homeownership rate in Buchanan County, MO is 63.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Buchanan County, MO have an average commute time of 17 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Buchanan County, MO is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,652

Median Household Income

± $1,906

33.3k

Number of Households

± 1,109

In 2017, the median household income of the 33.3k households in Buchanan County, MO grew to $48,652 from the previous year's value of $46,680.

The following chart displays the households in Buchanan County, MO distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$114,800

2017 Median

± $3,578

$112,400

2016 Median

± $2,787

In 2017, the median property value in Buchanan County, MO grew to to $114,800 from the previous year's value of $112,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Buchanan County, MO compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buchanan County, MO the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Buchanan County, MO distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Buchanan County, MO the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

63.2%

2017 Homeownership

63%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 63.2% of the housing units in Buchanan County, MO were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Buchanan County, MO distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Buchanan County, MO have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

17 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Buchanan County, MO have a shorter commute time (17 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.1% of the workforce in Buchanan County, MO have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.5%

  2. Carpooled

    10.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Buchanan County, MO was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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