Forest Park, GA

Census Place

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Population
19,483
1.1% 1-year growth
US Senator
David Perdue
Republican Party
US Senator
Kelly Loeffler
Republican Party
Median Age
32

Median Household Income
$34,839
4.91% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$63,200
8.4% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
7,315
8.23% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, Forest Park, GA had a population of 19.5k people with a median age of 32 and a median household income of $34,839. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Forest Park, GA grew from 19,271 to 19,483, a 1.1% increase and its median household income grew from $33,208 to $34,839, a 4.91% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Forest Park, GA are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (44%), White (Non-Hispanic) (16.9%), White (Hispanic) (16.3%), Other (Hispanic) (11.4%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.81%). NaNk% of the people in Forest Park, GA speak a non-English language, and 88.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Forest Park, GA is $63,200, and the homeownership rate is 42.7%. Most people in Forest Park, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Forest Park, GA is 1 car per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Georgia went to Hillary Rodham Clinton with 84.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (13.6%), followed by Other (2.15%). The most partisan county was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Hillary Rodham Clinton
Popular Vote for Georgia
84.2% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 88.8% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 88.4% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 87.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Glascock County, GA with 88.8% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Georgia

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Senator from Georgia2
  1. David Perdue
    Assumed office on January 3, 2015
  2. Kelly Loeffler
    Assumed office on January 6, 2020
    Appointed to the seat after Johnny Isakson's resignation

David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler are the senators currently representing Georgia.

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 Georgia over time, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia 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 Forest Park, GA have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Forest Park, GA is home to a population of 19.5k people, from which 88.3% are citizens. As of 2018, 17.3% of Forest Park, GA residents were born outside of the country (3.36k people).

In 2018, there were 2.61 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.58k people) in Forest Park, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.29k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.17k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Forest Park, GA
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    8.58k ± 706
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    3.29k ± 451
  3. White (Hispanic)
    3.17k ± 775
30.1%
Hispanic Population
5.86k people

In 2018, there were 2.61 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (8.58k people) in Forest Park, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.29k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.17k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

30.1% of the people in Forest Park, GA are hispanic (5.86k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Forest Park, GA as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

17.3%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
3.36k people
22.4%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
4.32k people

As of 2018, 17.3% of Forest Park, GA residents (3.36k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Forest Park, GA was 22.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

27
Median Native-Born Age
± 2.1
42
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Forest Park, GA was 32. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 27, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Forest Park, GA are getting staying the same age. In 2017, the average age of all Forest Park, GA residents was 32.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    264,376 ± 12,459 people
  2. India
    85,239 ± 7,138 people
  3. Korea
    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

88.3%
2018 Citizenship
83.9%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 88.3% of Forest Park, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Forest Park, GA was 83.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    317 ± 129
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    135 ± 84
  3. Korea
    38 ± 33

Forest Park, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Forest Park, GA is $34,839. In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income in Forest Park, GA was Census Tract 404.16 with a value of $51,613, followed by Census Tract 404.10 and Census Tract 404.07, with respective values of $49,381 and $48,298.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Forest Park, GA employs 7.32k people. The largest industries in Forest Park, GA are Retail Trade (1,033 people), Construction (855 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (821 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($44,437), Finance & Insurance ($37,661), and Manufacturing ($34,453).

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,839
2018 value
± $2,780
4.91%
1 Year Growth
± 9.56%

Households in Forest Park, GA have a median annual income of $34,839, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,208 in 2017, which represents a 4.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,190
$46,261
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $58,486 ± $3,787
  2. White
    $53,819 ± $950
  3. Two or More Races
    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Forest Park, GA is from Georgia.
0.478
2017 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2016 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia 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 404.16
  2. Census Tract 404.10
  3. Census Tract 404.07

In 2018, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Forest Park, GA was Census Tract 404.16 with a value of $51,613, followed by Census Tract 404.10 and Census Tract 404.07, with respective values of $49,381 and $48,298.

The following map shows all of the places in Forest Park, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

N/A N/A
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

N/A% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Forest Park, GA (N/A out of N/A people) live below the poverty line, a number that is approximately the same as the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are N/A N/A, followed by N/A N/A and then N/A N/A.

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

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Forest Park, GA is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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

7.32k
2018 Value
± 670
-8.23%
1 Year decline
± 14.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Forest Park, GA declined at a rate of -8.23%, from 7.97k employees to 7.32k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Forest Park, GA, are Material Moving Occupations (942 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (921 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (812 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Forest Park, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Forest Park, GA, by number of employees, are Material Moving Occupations (942 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (921 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (812 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Park, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Material Moving Occupations (3.46 times higher than expected), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2.21 times), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.58 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Forest Park, GA, by median earnings, are Health Technologists & Technicians ($73,456), Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($73,309), and Protective Service Occupations ($55,385).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.32k
2018 Value
± 670
-8.23%
1 Year decline
± 14.4%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Forest Park, GA declined at a rate of -8.23%, from 7.97k employees to 7.32k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Forest Park, GA, are Retail Trade (1,033 people), Construction (855 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (821 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Forest Park, GA, though some of these residents may live in Forest Park, GA 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 Forest Park, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (1,033 people), Construction (855 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (821 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Forest Park, GA has an unusually high number of Transportation & Warehousing (2.21 times higher than expected), Construction (1.83 times), and Wholesale Trade (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Forest Park, GA, by median earnings, are Public Administration ($44,437), Finance & Insurance ($37,661), and Manufacturing ($34,453).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $48.1B
  2. $38B
  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B
2015 Value in Georgia
$628B
Projected 2045 Value in Georgia
46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia 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 Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $39.4B
  2. $25.3B
  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

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

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Forest Park, GA was $63,200 in 2018, which is 0.275 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $58,300 to $63,200, a 8.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Forest Park, GA is 42.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Forest Park, GA have an average commute time of 27.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Forest Park, GA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Housing

Property Value

$63,200
2018 Median
± $4,960
$58,300
2017 Median
± $6,255

In 2018, the median property value in Forest Park, GA grew to to $63,200 from the previous year's value of $58,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Forest Park, GA 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 Forest Park, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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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.
$34,839
Median Household Income
± $2,780
6.42k
Number of Households
± 549

In 2018, the median household income of the 6.42k households in Forest Park, GA grew to $34,839 from the previous year's value of $33,208.

The following chart displays the households in Forest Park, GA 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 - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

42.7%
2018 Homeownership
42.6%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 42.7% of the housing units in Forest Park, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 42.6%.

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

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Commute Time

27.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Forest Park, GA have a longer commute time (27.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.83% of the workforce in Forest Park, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    68.9%
  2. Carpooled
    16.7%
  3. Public Transit
    3.69%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Forest Park, GA was Drove Alone (68.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (16.7%) and those who Public Transit (3.69%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car
Average Number

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

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Health

74% of the population of Forest Park, GA has health coverage, with 23.8% on employee plans, 31.4% on Medicaid, 7.56% on Medicare, 9.86% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Georgia was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, GA see 3558 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.4% increase from the previous year (3223 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3677 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1684 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,558 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Clayton County, GA

Primary care physicians in Clayton County, GA see an average of 3,558 patients per year. This represents a 10.4% increase from the previous year (3,223 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.
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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Georgia
$4,406
Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care
$5,199
Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care
$10,429
Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

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

26%
Uninsured
23.8%
Employer Coverage
31.4%
Medicaid
7.56%
Medicare
9.86%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Forest Park, GA declined by 16.6% from 31.1% to 26%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Forest Park, GA 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. 18.2% prevalence
  2. 17.3% prevalence
  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

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

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