Franklin County, NC

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Population

63,866

1.39% growth

Median Age

40.9


Median Household Income

$48,344

9.2% growth

Poverty Rate

16.4%


Number of Employees

28,158

3.04% growth

Median Property Value

$140,300

4.31% growth

About

In 2017, Franklin County, NC had a population of 63.9k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $48,344. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Franklin County, NC grew from 62,989 to 63,866, a 1.39% increase and its median household income grew from $44,272 to $48,344, a 9.2% increase.

The population of Franklin County, NC is 63.5% White Alone, 25.4% Black or African American Alone, and 8.09% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Franklin County, NC speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Franklin County, NC are Louisburg College (119 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Franklin County, NC is $140,300, and the homeownership rate is 73.1%. Most people in Franklin County, NC commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30 minutes. The average car ownership in Franklin County, NC is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Franklin County, NC employs 28.2k people. The largest industries in Franklin County, NC are Manufacturing (4,030 people), Retail Trade (3,767 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,626 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,381), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($58,558), and Utilities ($48,159).

Median household income in Franklin County, NC is $48,344. Males in Franklin County, NC have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,729. The income inequality in Franklin County, NC (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$48,344

2017 value

± $1,664

9.2%

1 Year Growth

± 6.44%

Households in Franklin County, NC have a median annual income of $48,344, 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 $44,272 in 2016, which represents a 9.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$59,982

Average Male Salary

± $1,136

$44,729

Average Female Salary

± $812

In 2017, full-time male employees in North Carolina made 1.34 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

    $59,267 ± $4,472

  2. White

    $49,962 ± $811

  3. Two or More Races

    $36,539 ± $3,942

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of North Carolina workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.19 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 Franklin County, NC is from North Carolina.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in North Carolina was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.39% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in North Carolina 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 605.01

  2. Census Tract 605.02

  3. Census Tract 608.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Franklin County, NC was Census Tract 605.01 with a value of $67,689, followed by Census Tract 605.02 and Census Tract 608.02, with respective values of $65,159 and $51,462.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Franklin County, NC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Franklin County, NC (10.2k out of 62.3k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    5,653 ± 546

  2. Black

    3,381 ± 424

  3. Hispanic

    1,829 ± 279

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Franklin County, NC 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

28.2k

2017 Value

± 1,282

3.04%

1 Year growth

± 6.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, NC grew at a rate of 3.04%, from 27.3k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Franklin County, NC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,876 people), Management Occupations (3,040 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,898 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Franklin County, NC.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Franklin County, NC, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,876 people), Management Occupations (3,040 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,898 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, NC has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.93 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.55 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Franklin County, NC, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($67,500), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($64,219), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($64,097).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28.2k

2017 Value

± 1,282

3.04%

1 Year growth

± 6.33%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Franklin County, NC grew at a rate of 3.04%, from 27.3k employees to 28.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Franklin County, NC, are Manufacturing (4,030 people), Retail Trade (3,767 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,626 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Franklin County, NC, though some of these residents may live in Franklin County, NC 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 Franklin County, NC, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,030 people), Retail Trade (3,767 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,626 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Franklin County, NC has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.6 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.41 times), and Construction (1.35 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Franklin County, NC, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($64,381), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($58,558), and Utilities ($48,159).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $50.4B

  2. $35.3B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $50.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($35.3B) and Machinery ($34.5B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$407B

2015 Value

$632B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound North Carolina trade was $407B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $632B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.6B

  2. $25.4B

  3. $25.2B

In 2015, the top outbound North Carolina domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was South Carolina with $25.6B, followed by Georgia with $25.4B and Virginia and $25.2B.

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

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Health

87.5% of the population of Franklin County, NC has health coverage, with 42.1% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.61% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Franklin County, NC was $7,264 in 2014. This is a 3.37% increase from the previous year ($7,027).

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, NC see 7079 patients per year on average, which represents a 23.9% increase from the previous year (5715 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5392 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1244 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.2%). Additionally, Hertford County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (40.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

7,079 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, NC see an average of 7,079 patients per year. This represents a 23.9% increase from the previous year (5,715 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Franklin County, NC 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%).

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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$7,264

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,859

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,225

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,260

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in North Carolina (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.37%, from $7,027 to $7,264.

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

12.5%

Uninsured

42.1%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.61%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Franklin County, NC declined by 9.8% from 13.9% to 12.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Franklin County, NC 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. 16.2% prevalence

  2. 16.1% prevalence

  3. 16% prevalence

Edgecombe County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in North Carolina, at 16.2%.

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

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Diversity

Franklin County, NC is home to a population of 63.9k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.6% of Franklin County, NC residents were born outside of the country (3.58k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Franklin County, NC is composed of 40.5k White Alone residents (63.5%), 16.2k Black or African American Alone residents (25.4%), 5.16k Hispanic or Latino residents (8.09%), 1.13k Two or More Races residents (1.77%), 289 Asian Alone residents (0.453%), 256 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.401%), 253 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.396%), and 1 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00157%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Franklin County, NC are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Franklin County, NC was 40.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Franklin County, NC are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Franklin County, NC residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.6%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.58k people

5.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.25k people

As of 2017, 5.6% of Franklin County, NC residents (3.58k 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 Franklin County, NC was 5.16%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    242,756 ± 11,950 people

  2. India

    60,392 ± 6,015 people

  3. Honduras

    34,513 ± 4,553 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of North Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 242,756 North Carolina residents, followed by India with 60,392 and Honduras with 34,513.

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Citizenship

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Franklin County, NC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Franklin County, NC was 96.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    40.5k ± 62

  2. Black or African American Alone

    16.2k ± 344

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    5.16k ± 746

In 2017, there were 2.49 times more White Alone residents (40.5k people) in Franklin County, NC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.2k Black or African American Alone and 5.16k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Franklin County, NC 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 Franklin County, NC 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 Franklin County, NC was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Franklin County, NC 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

    1,427 ± 243

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    800 ± 209

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    605 ± 175

Franklin County, NC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.78 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Franklin County, NC awarded 119 degrees. The student population of Franklin County, NC is skewed towards men, with 434 male students and 253 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Franklin County, NC are Black or African American (53 and 44.5%), followed by White (44 and 37%), Unknown (13 and 10.9%), and Two or More Races (5 and 4.2%).

The largest universities in Franklin County, NC by number of degrees awarded are Louisburg College (119 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Franklin County, NC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (98 and 82.4%), General Biological Sciences (16 and 13.4%), and General Business (5 and 4.2%).

The median tuition costs in Franklin County, NC are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 98 degrees awarded

  2. 16 degrees awarded

  3. 5 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Franklin County, NC was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 98 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

119 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Franklin County, NC institution with the largest number of graduating students was Louisburg College with 119 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

71

Degrees Awarded to Men

48

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 71 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Franklin County, NC, which is 1.48 times more than the 48 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    53 degrees awarded

  2. White

    44 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Franklin County, NC were to Black or African American students. These 53 degrees mean that there were 1.2 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 44 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Franklin County, NC was $140,300 in 2017, which is 0.645 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $134,500 to $140,300, a 4.31% increase. The homeownership rate in Franklin County, NC is 73.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Franklin County, NC have an average commute time of 30 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Franklin County, NC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$48,344

Median Household Income

± $1,664

24.3k

Number of Households

± 1,132

In 2017, the median household income of the 24.3k households in Franklin County, NC grew to $48,344 from the previous year's value of $44,272.

The following chart displays the households in Franklin County, NC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$140,300

2017 Median

± $5,650

$134,500

2016 Median

± $5,393

In 2017, the median property value in Franklin County, NC grew to to $140,300 from the previous year's value of $134,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Franklin County, NC 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 Franklin County, NC the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Franklin County, NC distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Franklin County, NC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.1%

2017 Homeownership

72.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.1% of the housing units in Franklin County, NC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Franklin County, NC 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 Franklin County, NC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Franklin County, NC have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Franklin County, NC have a longer commute time (30 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.96% of the workforce in Franklin County, NC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.3%

  2. Carpooled

    9.34%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.25%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Franklin County, NC was Drove Alone (82.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.34%) and those who Worked At Home (5.25%).

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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