Gettysburg, PA

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Population

7,627

0.209% decline

Median Age

22.7


Median Household Income

$37,274

5.68% decline

Poverty Rate

25.9%


Number of Employees

2,997

1.83% decline

Median Property Value

$224,300

2.37% growth

About

In 2017, Gettysburg, PA had a population of 7.63k people with a median age of 22.7 and a median household income of $37,274. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gettysburg, PA declined from 7,643 to 7,627, a -0.209% decrease and its median household income declined from $39,519 to $37,274, a -5.68% decrease.

The population of Gettysburg, PA is 77.9% White Alone, 11.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.48% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Gettysburg, PA speak a non-English language, and 96.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gettysburg, PA are Gettysburg College (757 degrees awarded in 2016) and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (33 degrees).

The median property value in Gettysburg, PA is $224,300, and the homeownership rate is 33.4%. Most people in Gettysburg, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 17.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Gettysburg, PA is 1 car per household.

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Economy

The economy of Gettysburg, PA employs 3k people. The largest industries in Gettysburg, PA are Educational Services (870 people), Accommodation & Food Services (386 people), and Retail Trade (354 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($57,813), Information ($50,714), and Public Administration ($42,955).

Median household income in Gettysburg, PA is $37,274. Males in Gettysburg, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Gettysburg, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$37,274

2017 value

± $4,942

-5.68%

1 Year Growth

± 20.8%

Households in Gettysburg, PA have a median annual income of $37,274, 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 $39,519 in 2016, which represents a -5.68% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 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

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Gettysburg, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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 315.01

  2. Census Tract 315.02

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gettysburg, PA was Census Tract 315.01 with a value of $42,321, followed by Census Tract 315.02 and N/A, with respective values of $33,661 and N/A.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gettysburg, PA (1.3k out of 5.02k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    884 ± 246

  2. Hispanic

    347 ± 152

  3. Two Or More

    153 ± 120

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gettysburg, PA is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

3k

2017 Value

± 300

-1.83%

1 Year decline

± 14.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gettysburg, PA declined at a rate of -1.83%, from 3.05k employees to 3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gettysburg, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (470 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (431 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (338 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gettysburg, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gettysburg, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (470 people), Education, Training, & Library Occupations (431 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (338 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gettysburg, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.38 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.3 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.2 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gettysburg, PA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($102,727), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($90,469), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($51,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3k

2017 Value

± 300

-1.83%

1 Year decline

± 14.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gettysburg, PA declined at a rate of -1.83%, from 3.05k employees to 3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gettysburg, PA, are Educational Services (870 people), Accommodation & Food Services (386 people), and Retail Trade (354 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gettysburg, PA, though some of these residents may live in Gettysburg, PA 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 Gettysburg, PA, by number of employees, are Educational Services (870 people), Accommodation & Food Services (386 people), and Retail Trade (354 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Gettysburg, PA has an unusually high number of Educational Services (3.13 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.58 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.75 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gettysburg, PA, by median earnings, are Wholesale Trade ($57,813), Information ($50,714), and Public Administration ($42,955).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

91.3% of the population of Gettysburg, PA has health coverage, with 44.3% on employee plans, 12.9% on Medicaid, 7.98% on Medicare, 25.6% on non-group plans, and 0.592% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Gettysburg, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Gettysburg, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

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

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

8.67%

Uninsured

44.3%

Employer Coverage

12.9%

Medicaid

7.98%

Medicare

25.6%

Non-Group

0.592%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gettysburg, PA grew by 12% from 7.73% to 8.67%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gettysburg, PA 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% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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

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Diversity

Gettysburg, PA is home to a population of 7.63k people, from which 96.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.3% of Gettysburg, PA residents were born outside of the country (404 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gettysburg, PA is composed of 5.94k White Alone residents (77.9%), 867 Hispanic or Latino residents (11.4%), 418 Black or African American Alone residents (5.48%), 227 Two or More Races residents (2.98%), 176 Asian Alone residents (2.31%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gettysburg, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.4

25

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gettysburg, PA was 22.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 25. But people in Gettysburg, PA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Gettysburg, PA residents was 23.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

404 people

5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

382 people

As of 2017, 5.3% of Gettysburg, PA residents (404 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 Gettysburg, PA was 5%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

96.2%

2017 Citizenship

97%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.2% of Gettysburg, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gettysburg, PA was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    5.94k ± 308

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    867 ± 286

  3. Black or African American Alone

    418 ± 143

In 2017, there were 6.85 times more White Alone residents (5.94k people) in Gettysburg, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 867 Hispanic or Latino and 418 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 Gettysburg, PA 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 Gettysburg, PA 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 Gettysburg, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Gettysburg, PA 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

    102 ± 63

  2. Korea

    46 ± 33

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    36 ± 33

Gettysburg, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Gettysburg, PA awarded 790 degrees. The student population of Gettysburg, PA is skewed towards women, with 1,179 male students and 1,328 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gettysburg, PA are White (650 and 83.7%), followed by Unknown (42 and 5.41%), Hispanic or Latino (39 and 5.02%), and Black or African American (20 and 2.57%).

The largest universities in Gettysburg, PA by number of degrees awarded are Gettysburg College (757 and 95.8%) and Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg (33 and 4.18%).

The most popular majors in Gettysburg, PA are General Business Administration & Management (87 and 11%), Exercise Physiology (62 and 7.85%), and General Psychology (60 and 7.59%).

The median tuition costs in Gettysburg, PA are $50,860 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. 60 degrees awarded

  2. 87 degrees awarded

  3. 62 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Gettysburg, PA was General Psychology with 60 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 757 degrees awarded

  2. 33 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$50,860

Median Private

In 2016, the Gettysburg, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gettysburg College with 757 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

355

Degrees Awarded to Men

435

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 355 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gettysburg, PA, which is 0.816 times less than the 435 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

    650 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    42 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    39 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gettysburg, PA were to White students. These 650 degrees mean that there were 15.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 42 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gettysburg, PA was $224,300 in 2017, which is 1.03 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $219,100 to $224,300, a 2.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Gettysburg, PA is 33.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gettysburg, PA have an average commute time of 17.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gettysburg, PA is lower than the national average, with an average of 1 car per household.

Income

Household Income

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$37,274

Median Household Income

± $4,942

2.29k

Number of Households

± 264

In 2017, the median household income of the 2.29k households in Gettysburg, PA declined from $37,274 from the previous year's value of $39,519.

The following chart displays the households in Gettysburg, PA 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$224,300

2017 Median

± $16,375

$219,100

2016 Median

± $16,987

In 2017, the median property value in Gettysburg, PA grew to to $224,300 from the previous year's value of $219,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gettysburg, PA 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 Gettysburg, PA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gettysburg, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gettysburg, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

33.4%

2017 Homeownership

36.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 33.4% of the housing units in Gettysburg, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 36.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

1 car

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

17.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gettysburg, PA have a shorter commute time (17.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.73% of the workforce in Gettysburg, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    51%

  2. Walked

    34.9%

  3. Carpooled

    8.43%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gettysburg, PA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Walked and those who Carpooled.

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