Milton, MA

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Population

27,527

0.643% growth

Poverty Rate

4.12%


Median Age

38.7


Median Household Income

$126,000

2.84% growth

Number of Employees

13,911

0.615% growth

Median Property Value

$558,700

8.72% growth

About

In 2017, Milton, MA had a population of 27.5k people with a median age of 38.7 and a median household income of $126,000. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Milton, MA grew from 27,351 to 27,527, a 0.643% increase and its median household income grew from $122,516 to $126,000, a 2.84% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Milton, MA are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.7%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.58%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.43%), and White (Hispanic) (2.25%). N/A% of the people in Milton, MA speak a non-English language, and 95.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Milton, MA are Curry College (822 degrees awarded in 2017) and Laboure College (229 degrees).

The median property value in Milton, MA is $558,700, and the homeownership rate is 82.5%. Most people in Milton, MA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 31 minutes. The average car ownership in Milton, MA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: View of the sunrise from Blue Hills Reservation in Milton, MA.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Milton, MA employs 13.9k people. The largest industries in Milton, MA are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,683 people), Educational Services (2,243 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,788 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($105,859), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($105,703), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($102,774).

Median household income in Milton, MA is $126,000. Males in Milton, MA have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,850. The income inequality in Milton, MA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.485, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$126,000

2017 value

± $7,068

2.84%

1 Year Growth

± 7.01%

Households in Milton, MA have a median annual income of $126,000, which is more than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $122,516 in 2016, which represents a 2.84% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Milton, MA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$84,043

Average Male Salary

± $1,786

$62,850

Average Female Salary

± $1,306

In 2017, full-time male employees in Massachusetts made 1.34 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts 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

  1. Asian

    $68,516 ± $4,051

  2. White

    $64,668 ± $1,113

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,586 ± $39,015

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Massachusetts workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.06 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Massachusetts by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Milton, MA is from Massachusetts.

0.485

2017 Wage GINI

0.485

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Massachusetts was 0.485 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0457% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Massachusetts was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Massachusetts in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Massachusetts 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 4161.01

  2. Census Tract 4163

  3. Census Tract 4164

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Milton, MA was Census Tract 4161.01 with a value of $144,552, followed by Census Tract 4163 and Census Tract 4164, with respective values of $134,493 and $125,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

4.12% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Milton, MA (1.07k out of 25.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 75+, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 65 - 74.

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

    652 ± 193

  2. Black

    330 ± 181

  3. Asian

    84 ± 126

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Milton, MA is White, followed by Black and Asian.

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

13.9k

2017 Value

± 780

0.615%

1 Year growth

± 7.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Milton, MA grew at a rate of 0.615%, from 13.8k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Milton, MA, are Management Occupations (2,146 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,403 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,373 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Milton, MA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Milton, MA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (2,146 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1,403 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,373 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Milton, MA has an unusually high number of residents working as Legal Occupations (2.72 times higher than expected), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.1 times), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (2.06 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Milton, MA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($155,417), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($123,750), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($118,952).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.9k

2017 Value

± 780

0.615%

1 Year growth

± 7.86%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Milton, MA grew at a rate of 0.615%, from 13.8k employees to 13.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Milton, MA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,683 people), Educational Services (2,243 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,788 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Milton, MA, though some of these residents may live in Milton, MA 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 Milton, MA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,683 people), Educational Services (2,243 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1,788 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Milton, MA has an unusually high number of Finance & Insurance (2.25 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.84 times), and Educational Services (1.74 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Milton, MA, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($105,859), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($105,703), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($102,774).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $30.9B

  2. $29.2B

  3. $27.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts product (by dollars) was Gasoline with $30.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($29.2B) and Electronics ($27.7B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$260B

2020 Value

$364B

Projected 2045 Value

40% growth

In 2020, total outbound Massachusetts trade was $260B. This is expected to increase 40% to $364B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $14.6B

  2. $13.9B

  3. $13.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Massachusetts domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $14.6B, followed by Connecticut with $13.9B and New Hampshire and $13.9B.

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

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Health

98.9% of the population of Milton, MA has health coverage, with 69.4% on employee plans, 5.31% on Medicaid, 9.11% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 0.453% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Milton, MA was $10,559 in 2014. This is a 2.78% increase from the previous year ($10,273).

Primary care physicians in Milton, MA see 790 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.02% increase from the previous year (782 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 843 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 188 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (11.4%). Additionally, Bristol County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (29.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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790 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Norfolk County, MA see an average of 790 patients per year. This represents a 1.02% increase from the previous year (782 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Norfolk County, MA 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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$10,559

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,302

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,922

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,899

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Massachusetts (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 2.78%, from $10,273 to $10,559.

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

1.15%

Uninsured

69.4%

Employer Coverage

5.31%

Medicaid

9.11%

Medicare

14.5%

Non-Group

0.453%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Milton, MA grew by 0.953% from 1.14% to 1.15%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Milton, MA 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. 11.4% prevalence

  2. 11.1% prevalence

  3. 10.8% prevalence

Bristol County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Massachusetts, at 11.4%.

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

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Diversity

Milton, MA is home to a population of 27.5k people, from which 95.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 14% of Milton, MA residents were born outside of the country (3.84k people).

In 2017, there were 4.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.8k people) in Milton, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.81k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

49

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Milton, MA was 38.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 49. But people in Milton, MA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Milton, MA residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

14%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.84k people

13.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.58k people

As of 2017, 14% of Milton, MA residents (3.84k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Milton, MA was 13.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. China

    88,014 ± 7,236 people

  2. Dominican Republic

    84,884 ± 7,108 people

  3. Brazil

    66,506 ± 6,300 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Massachusetts was China, the natal country of 88,014 Massachusetts residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 84,884 and Brazil with 66,506.

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Citizenship

95.4%

2017 Citizenship

96%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.4% of Milton, MA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Milton, MA was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Milton, MA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    19.8k ± 547

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    4.04k ± 446

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    1.81k ± 394

In 2017, there were 4.89 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (19.8k people) in Milton, MA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.04k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.81k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Milton, MA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    425 ± 166

  2. Korea

    209 ± 80

  3. World War II

    108 ± 44

Milton, MA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Milton, MA awarded 1,051 degrees. The student population of Milton, MA is skewed towards women, with 1,232 male students and 2,437 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Milton, MA are White (667 and 64.6%), followed by Black or African American (147 and 14.2%), Unknown (135 and 13.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (50 and 4.84%).

The largest universities in Milton, MA by number of degrees awarded are Curry College (822 and 78.2%) and Laboure College (229 and 21.8%).

The most popular majors in Milton, MA are Registered Nursing (440 and 41.9%), General Business Administration & Management (123 and 11.7%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (98 and 9.32%).

The median tuition costs in Milton, MA are $35,697 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. 91 degrees awarded

  2. 284 degrees awarded

  3. 98 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Milton, MA was General Business Administration & Management with 91 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 822 degrees awarded

  2. 229 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$35,697

Median Private

In 2017, the Milton, MA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Curry College with 822 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

328

Degrees Awarded to Men

723

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 328 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Milton, MA, which is 0.454 times less than the 723 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Milton, MA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    667 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    147 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    135 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Milton, MA were to White students. These 667 degrees mean that there were 4.54 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 147 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Milton, MA was $558,700 in 2017, which is 2.43 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $513,900 to $558,700, a 8.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Milton, MA is 82.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Milton, MA have an average commute time of 31 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Milton, MA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$558,700

2017 Median

± $20,055

$513,900

2016 Median

± $24,299

In 2017, the median property value in Milton, MA grew to to $558,700 from the previous year's value of $513,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Milton, MA 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 Milton, MA the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Household Income

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$126,000

Median Household Income

± $7,068

8.97k

Number of Households

± 616

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.97k households in Milton, MA grew to $126,000 from the previous year's value of $122,516.

The following chart displays the households in Milton, MA 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 $200k+ range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

82.5%

2017 Homeownership

82.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 82.5% of the housing units in Milton, MA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 82.6%.

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

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Commute Time

31 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Milton, MA have a longer commute time (31 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.28% of the workforce in Milton, MA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.8%

  2. Public Transit

    12.2%

  3. Carpooled

    9.94%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Milton, MA was Drove Alone (65.8%), followed by those who Public Transit (12.2%) and those who Carpooled (9.94%).

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

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Milton, MA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Milton, MA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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