Monterey Park, CA

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Population

61,056

0.0902% growth

Median Age

44.7


Median Household Income

$55,117

2.05% growth

Poverty Rate

15.8%


Number of Employees

27,650

0.0398% decline

Median Property Value

$566,700

6.38% growth

About

In 2017, Monterey Park, CA had a population of 61.1k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $55,117. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monterey Park, CA grew from 61,001 to 61,056, a 0.0902% increase and its median household income grew from $54,008 to $55,117, a 2.05% increase.

The population of Monterey Park, CA is 66.8% Asian Alone, 26.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.92% White Alone. N/A% of the people in Monterey Park, CA speak a non-English language, and 81% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monterey Park, CA are East Los Angeles College (5,593 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Monterey Park, CA is $566,700, and the homeownership rate is 53.7%. Most people in Monterey Park, CA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 29.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Monterey Park, CA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Monterey Park, CA employs 27.7k people. The largest industries in Monterey Park, CA are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,215 people), Retail Trade (2,920 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,607 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($64,821), Public Administration ($59,904), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($59,722).

Median household income in Monterey Park, CA is $55,117. Males in Monterey Park, CA have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $57,252. The income inequality in Monterey Park, CA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.5, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,117

2017 value

± $2,953

2.05%

1 Year Growth

± 7.93%

Households in Monterey Park, CA have a median annual income of $55,117, 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 $54,008 in 2016, which represents a 2.05% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$72,235

Average Male Salary

± $699

$57,252

Average Female Salary

± $582

In 2017, full-time male employees in California made 1.26 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

    $65,946 ± $1,081

  2. White

    $59,925 ± $556

  3. Two or More Races

    $49,289 ± $1,826

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of California workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.1 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 Monterey Park, CA is from California.

0.5

2017 Wage GINI

0.5

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in California was 0.5 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in California 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 4820.01

  2. Census Tract 4821.02

  3. Census Tract 4827.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monterey Park, CA was Census Tract 4820.01 with a value of $97,321, followed by Census Tract 4821.02 and Census Tract 4827.02, with respective values of $70,841 and $67,708.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 75+

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monterey Park, CA (9.61k out of 60.8k 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 75+, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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. Asian

    6,876 ± 551

  2. Hispanic

    2,173 ± 358

  3. Other

    1,302 ± 320

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monterey Park, CA is Asian, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

27.7k

2017 Value

± 1,089

-0.0398%

1 Year decline

± 5.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monterey Park, CA declined at a rate of -0.0398%, from 27.7k employees to 27.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monterey Park, CA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,486 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,309 people), and Management Occupations (2,236 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monterey Park, CA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monterey Park, CA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,486 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,309 people), and Management Occupations (2,236 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Monterey Park, CA has an unusually high number of residents working as Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.83 times higher than expected), Healthcare Support Occupations (1.51 times), and Legal Occupations (1.43 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monterey Park, CA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($112,108), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($84,926), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($83,155).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

27.7k

2017 Value

± 1,089

-0.0398%

1 Year decline

± 5.57%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monterey Park, CA declined at a rate of -0.0398%, from 27.7k employees to 27.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monterey Park, CA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,215 people), Retail Trade (2,920 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,607 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monterey Park, CA, though some of these residents may live in Monterey Park, CA 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 Monterey Park, CA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,215 people), Retail Trade (2,920 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (2,607 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Monterey Park, CA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (2.06 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.35 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.28 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monterey Park, CA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($64,821), Public Administration ($59,904), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($59,722).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $196B

  2. $157B

  3. $127B

In 2015, the top outbound California product (by dollars) was Electronics with $196B, followed by Mixed freight ($157B) and Gasoline ($127B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.54T

2015 Value

$2.48T

Projected 2045 Value

61.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound California trade was $1.54T. This is expected to increase 61.2% to $2.48T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $63.1B

  2. $42.2B

  3. $31.2B

In 2015, the top outbound California domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $63.1B, followed by Arizona with $42.2B and Washington and $31.2B.

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

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Health

89.9% of the population of Monterey Park, CA has health coverage, with 34.7% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 16.4% on non-group plans, and 0.573% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Monterey Park, CA was $7,549 in 2014. This is a 4.04% increase from the previous year ($7,256).

Primary care physicians in Monterey Park, CA see 1281 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1281 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1214 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (10.6%). Additionally, Tulare County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,281 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in California see an average of 1,281 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,281 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in California 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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$7,549

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,735

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,368

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,833

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in California (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.04%, from $7,256 to $7,549.

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

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Health Care Coverage

10.1%

Uninsured

34.7%

Employer Coverage

26.1%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

16.4%

Non-Group

0.573%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monterey Park, CA declined by 19.5% from 12.6% to 10.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monterey Park, CA 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. 10.6% prevalence

  2. 10.5% prevalence

  3. 10.3% prevalence

Tehama County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in California, at 10.6%.

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

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Diversity

Monterey Park, CA is home to a population of 61.1k people, from which 81% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Monterey Park, CA residents were born outside of the country (33.3k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Monterey Park, CA is composed of 40.8k Asian Alone residents (66.8%), 16.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (26.4%), 2.4k White Alone residents (3.92%), 954 Two or More Races residents (1.56%), 403 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.66%), 195 Black or African American Alone residents (0.319%), 137 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.224%), and 81 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.133%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Monterey Park, CA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

28

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

54

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monterey Park, CA was 44.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 28, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 54. But people in Monterey Park, CA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Monterey Park, CA residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    33.3k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Monterey Park, CA residents (33.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monterey Park, CA was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    4,212,695 ± 47,591 people

  2. Philippines

    836,199 ± 22,209 people

  3. China

    612,429 ± 19,062 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of California was Mexico, the natal country of 4,212,695 California residents, followed by Philippines with 836,199 and China with 612,429.

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Citizenship

81%

2017 Citizenship

80.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 81% of Monterey Park, CA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monterey Park, CA was 80.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Asian Alone

    40.8k ± 1.2k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    16.1k ± 1.34k

  3. White Alone

    2.4k ± 340

In 2017, there were 2.53 times more Asian Alone residents (40.8k people) in Monterey Park, CA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 16.1k Hispanic or Latino and 2.4k White Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Monterey Park, CA 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 Monterey Park, CA 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 Monterey Park, CA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Monterey Park, CA 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

    487 ± 136

  2. Korea

    202 ± 79

  3. World War II

    190 ± 101

Monterey Park, CA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.41 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Monterey Park, CA awarded 5,593 degrees. The student population of Monterey Park, CA is skewed towards women, with 18,163 male students and 18,807 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monterey Park, CA are Hispanic or Latino (3,950 and 72.6%), followed by Asian (673 and 12.4%), Unknown (370 and 6.8%), and White (293 and 5.38%).

The largest universities in Monterey Park, CA by number of degrees awarded are East Los Angeles College (5,593 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Monterey Park, CA are Criminal Justice - Police Science (1,248 and 22.3%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,003 and 17.9%), and General Social Sciences (779 and 13.9%).

The median tuition costs in Monterey Park, CA 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. 1,020 degrees awarded

  2. 250 degrees awarded

  3. 249 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Monterey Park, CA was Criminal Justice - Police Science with 1,020 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Monterey Park, CA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

5,593 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Monterey Park, CA institution with the largest number of graduating students was East Los Angeles College with 5,593 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,588

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,005

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,588 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monterey Park, CA, which is 0.861 times less than the 3,005 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Monterey Park, CA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    3,950 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    673 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    370 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Monterey Park, CA were to Hispanic or Latino students. These 3,950 degrees mean that there were 5.87 times more Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 673 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monterey Park, CA was $566,700 in 2017, which is 2.6 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $532,700 to $566,700, a 6.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Monterey Park, CA is 53.7%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monterey Park, CA have an average commute time of 29.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monterey Park, CA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$55,117

Median Household Income

± $2,953

19.7k

Number of Households

± 865

In 2017, the median household income of the 19.7k households in Monterey Park, CA grew to $55,117 from the previous year's value of $54,008.

The following chart displays the households in Monterey Park, CA 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

$566,700

2017 Median

± $10,970

$532,700

2016 Median

± $12,404

In 2017, the median property value in Monterey Park, CA grew to to $566,700 from the previous year's value of $532,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

53.7%

2017 Homeownership

52.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.7% of the housing units in Monterey Park, CA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 52.2%.

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

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Commute Time

29.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monterey Park, CA have a longer commute time (29.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Monterey Park, CA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Monterey Park, CA was Drove Alone (80.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Worked At Home (4.54%).

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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