Newark, DE

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Population

33,243

0.917% growth

Poverty Rate

26.2%


Median Age

23.9


Median Household Income

$54,590

1.21% decline

Number of Employees

14,923

3.95% growth

Median Property Value

$274,100

1.26% growth

About

In 2017, Newark, DE had a population of 33.2k people with a median age of 23.9 and a median household income of $54,590. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Newark, DE grew from 32,941 to 33,243, a 0.917% increase and its median household income declined from $55,256 to $54,590, a -1.21% decrease.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Newark, DE are White (Non-Hispanic) (72%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (9.28%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (9%), White (Hispanic) (4.75%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (2.11%). N/A% of the people in Newark, DE speak a non-English language, and 92% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Newark, DE are University of Delaware (6,050 degrees awarded in 2017), Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design LLC (72 degrees), and Hair Academy School of Barbering & Beauty (12 degrees).

The median property value in Newark, DE is $274,100, and the homeownership rate is 52.9%. Most people in Newark, DE commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Newark, DE is 2 cars per household.

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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 Newark, DE employs 14.9k people. The largest industries in Newark, DE are Educational Services (3,861 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,863 people), and Retail Trade (1,684 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,846), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,681), and Manufacturing ($67,859).

Median household income in Newark, DE is $54,590. Males in Newark, DE have an average income that is 1.26 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,179. The income inequality in Newark, DE (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,590

2017 value

± $4,369

-1.21%

1 Year Growth

± 11.6%

Households in Newark, DE have a median annual income of $54,590, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $55,256 in 2016, which represents a -1.21% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,884

Average Male Salary

± $3,695

$52,179

Average Female Salary

± $2,576

In 2017, full-time male employees in Delaware made 1.26 times more than female employees.

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

    $68,064 ± $11,800

  2. White

    $53,447 ± $2,550

  3. Black

    $42,061 ± $3,431

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Delaware workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.27 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 Delaware by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Newark, DE is from Delaware.

0.454

2017 Wage GINI

0.447

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Delaware was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.5% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Delaware 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 136.10

  2. Census Tract 143

  3. Census Tract 142

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Newark, DE was Census Tract 136.10 with a value of $98,017, followed by Census Tract 143 and Census Tract 142, with respective values of $96,048 and $93,125.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

26.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Newark, DE (6.87k out of 26.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    4,884 ± 581

  2. Asian

    912 ± 239

  3. Black

    784 ± 274

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

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

14.9k

2017 Value

± 827

3.95%

1 Year growth

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newark, DE grew at a rate of 3.95%, from 14.4k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Newark, DE, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,187 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,716 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,568 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Newark, DE.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Newark, DE, by number of employees, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2,187 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,716 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,568 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Newark, DE has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (5.64 times higher than expected), Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (2.42 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.92 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Newark, DE, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,795), Management Occupations ($68,580), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($62,981).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.9k

2017 Value

± 827

3.95%

1 Year growth

± 7.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Newark, DE grew at a rate of 3.95%, from 14.4k employees to 14.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Newark, DE, are Educational Services (3,861 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,863 people), and Retail Trade (1,684 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Newark, DE, though some of these residents may live in Newark, DE 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 Newark, DE, by number of employees, are Educational Services (3,861 people), Accommodation & Food Services (1,863 people), and Retail Trade (1,684 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Newark, DE has an unusually high number of Educational Services (2.79 times higher than expected), Finance & Insurance (2.04 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.81 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Newark, DE, by median earnings, are Utilities ($103,846), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($68,681), and Manufacturing ($67,859).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $14.6B

  2. $6.24B

  3. $5.09B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $14.6B, followed by Basic chemicals ($6.24B) and Gasoline ($5.09B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$51.9B

2020 Value

$80.6B

Projected 2045 Value

55.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound Delaware trade was $51.9B. This is expected to increase 55.4% to $80.6B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $5.92B

  2. $4.9B

  3. $3.76B

In 2015, the top outbound Delaware domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Maryland with $5.92B, followed by Ohio with $4.9B and Massachusetts and $3.76B.

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

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Health

96.2% of the population of Newark, DE has health coverage, with 64% on employee plans, 5.9% on Medicaid, 8.43% on Medicare, 16.7% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Newark, DE was $10,254 in 2014. This is a 5% increase from the previous year ($9,766).

Primary care physicians in Newark, DE see 1226 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.32% increase from the previous year (1210 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1673 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 357 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.7%). Additionally, Kent County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (33.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,226 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in New Castle County, DE see an average of 1,226 patients per year. This represents a 1.32% increase from the previous year (1,210 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in New Castle County, DE 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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$10,254

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,806

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,921

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,460

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Delaware (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5%, from $9,766 to $10,254.

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

3.78%

Uninsured

64%

Employer Coverage

5.9%

Medicaid

8.43%

Medicare

16.7%

Non-Group

1.23%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Newark, DE declined by 18.5% from 4.64% to 3.78%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Newark, DE 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. 13.7% prevalence

  2. 13.5% prevalence

  3. 9.8% prevalence

Kent County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Delaware, at 13.7%.

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

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Diversity

Newark, DE is home to a population of 33.2k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2017, 11.8% of Newark, DE residents were born outside of the country (3.91k people).

In 2017, there were 7.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.9k people) in Newark, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.99k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

23

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

30

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Newark, DE was 23.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 23, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 30. But people in Newark, DE are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Newark, DE residents was 24.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

11.8%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

3.91k people

11.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.89k people

As of 2017, 11.8% of Newark, DE residents (3.91k 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 Newark, DE was 11.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    16,081 ± 3,087 people

  2. India

    11,282 ± 2,592 people

  3. China

    5,479 ± 1,812 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Delaware was Mexico, the natal country of 16,081 Delaware residents, followed by India with 11,282 and China with 5,479.

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Citizenship

92%

2017 Citizenship

92.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92% of Newark, DE residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Newark, DE was 92.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Newark, DE

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    23.9k ± 863

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    3.09k ± 569

  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

    2.99k ± 491

In 2017, there were 7.75 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (23.9k people) in Newark, DE than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.09k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.99k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    447 ± 121

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    136 ± 67

  3. World War II

    117 ± 57

Newark, DE has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Newark, DE awarded 6,134 degrees. The student population of Newark, DE is skewed towards women, with 10,434 male students and 13,506 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Newark, DE are White (4,185 and 76%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (407 and 7.39%), Black or African American (361 and 6.55%), and Asian (305 and 5.54%).

The largest universities in Newark, DE by number of degrees awarded are University of Delaware (6,050 and 98.6%), Schilling-Douglas School of Hair Design LLC (72 and 1.17%), and Hair Academy School of Barbering & Beauty (12 and 0.196%).

The most popular majors in Newark, DE are General Finance (288 and 4.7%), General Studies (277 and 4.52%), and General Business Administration & Management (224 and 3.65%).

The median tuition costs in Newark, DE are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $11,870 and $31,860 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 184 degrees awarded

  2. 253 degrees awarded

  3. 191 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Newark, DE was Registered Nursing with 184 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 6,050 degrees awarded

  2. 72 degrees awarded

  3. 12 degrees awarded

$11,870

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Newark, DE institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Delaware with 6,050 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,533

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,601

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 2,533 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Newark, DE, which is 0.703 times less than the 3,601 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Newark, DE by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    4,185 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    407 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    361 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Newark, DE were to White students. These 4,185 degrees mean that there were 10.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 407 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Newark, DE was $274,100 in 2017, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $270,700 to $274,100, a 1.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Newark, DE is 52.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Newark, DE have an average commute time of 21.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Newark, DE is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$274,100

2017 Median

± $6,148

$270,700

2016 Median

± $5,209

In 2017, the median property value in Newark, DE grew to to $274,100 from the previous year's value of $270,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Newark, DE 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 Newark, DE the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$54,590

Median Household Income

± $4,369

10.2k

Number of Households

± 562

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.2k households in Newark, DE declined from $54,590 from the previous year's value of $55,256.

The following chart displays the households in Newark, DE distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$2k - $3k

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Newark, DE distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Newark, DE the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

52.9%

2017 Homeownership

55.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 52.9% of the housing units in Newark, DE were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55.9%.

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

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Commute Time

21.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Newark, DE have a shorter commute time (21.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.19% of the workforce in Newark, DE have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    65.1%

  2. Walked

    15%

  3. Carpooled

    6.27%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Newark, DE was Drove Alone (65.1%), followed by those who Walked (15%) and those who Carpooled (6.27%).

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

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