Ramsey County, MN

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Population

547,974

1.35% growth

Median Age

35


Median Household Income

$61,962

2.64% growth

Poverty Rate

15%


Number of Employees

289,272

3.65% growth

Median Property Value

$231,100

5% growth

About

In 2017, Ramsey County, MN had a population of 548k people with a median age of 35 and a median household income of $61,962. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Ramsey County, MN grew from 540,649 to 547,974, a 1.35% increase and its median household income grew from $60,369 to $61,962, a 2.64% increase.

The population of Ramsey County, MN is 61.7% White Alone, 15.2% Asian Alone, and 12.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Ramsey County, MN speak a non-English language, and 91.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Ramsey County, MN are University of St Thomas (2,978 degrees awarded in 2016), Metropolitan State University (2,180 degrees), and St Catherine University (1,678 degrees).

The median property value in Ramsey County, MN is $231,100, and the homeownership rate is 58.5%. Most people in Ramsey County, MN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Ramsey County, MN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Ramsey County, MN employs 289k people. The largest industries in Ramsey County, MN are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,603 people), Educational Services (34,915 people), and Manufacturing (31,202 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($72,470), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,787), and Finance & Insurance ($61,101).

Median household income in Ramsey County, MN is $61,962. Males in Ramsey County, MN have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $54,055. The income inequality in Ramsey County, MN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.468, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,962

2017 value

± $1,457

2.64%

1 Year Growth

± 3.5%

Households in Ramsey County, MN have a median annual income of $61,962, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $60,369 in 2016, which represents a 2.64% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$71,464

Average Male Salary

± $1,636

$54,055

Average Female Salary

± $1,216

In 2017, full-time male employees in Minnesota made 1.32 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

    $55,108 ± $4,838

  2. White

    $55,058 ± $978

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $49,227 ± $36,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Minnesota workers was Asian. These workers were paid 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 Ramsey County, MN is from Minnesota.

0.468

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Minnesota was 0.468 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.28% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Minnesota 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 406.01

  2. Census Tract 425.03

  3. Census Tract 357

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Ramsey County, MN was Census Tract 406.01 with a value of $140,938, followed by Census Tract 425.03 and Census Tract 357, with respective values of $125,156 and $105,104.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Ramsey County, MN (78.4k out of 524k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

    29,491 ± 1,121

  2. Black

    19,927 ± 938

  3. Asian

    19,558 ± 906

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Ramsey County, MN 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

289k

2017 Value

± 8,070

3.65%

1 Year growth

± 3.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ramsey County, MN grew at a rate of 3.65%, from 279k employees to 289k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Ramsey County, MN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (37,494 people), Management Occupations (28,264 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,797 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Ramsey County, MN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Ramsey County, MN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (37,494 people), Management Occupations (28,264 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (22,797 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ramsey County, MN has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (1.82 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.48 times), and Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Ramsey County, MN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,825), Management Occupations ($72,611), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($70,710).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

289k

2017 Value

± 8,070

3.65%

1 Year growth

± 3.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Ramsey County, MN grew at a rate of 3.65%, from 279k employees to 289k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Ramsey County, MN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,603 people), Educational Services (34,915 people), and Manufacturing (31,202 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Ramsey County, MN, though some of these residents may live in Ramsey County, MN 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 Ramsey County, MN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (47,603 people), Educational Services (34,915 people), and Manufacturing (31,202 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Ramsey County, MN has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.52 times higher than expected), Educational Services (1.32 times), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (1.24 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Ramsey County, MN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($72,470), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($61,787), and Finance & Insurance ($61,101).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $23.9B

  2. $22.1B

  3. $19.3B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota product (by dollars) was Electronics with $23.9B, followed by Cereal grains ($22.1B) and Nonmetal min. prods. ($19.3B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$316B

2015 Value

$484B

Projected 2045 Value

53.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Minnesota trade was $316B. This is expected to increase 53.4% to $484B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.5B

  2. $24.3B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Minnesota domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Wisconsin with $25.5B, followed by Iowa with $24.3B and Illinois and $13.1B.

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

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Health

95% of the population of Ramsey County, MN has health coverage, with 50.6% on employee plans, 23.7% on Medicaid, 10.7% on Medicare, 9.2% on non-group plans, and 0.755% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Ramsey County, MN was $8,871 in 2014. This is a 4.8% increase from the previous year ($8,465).

Primary care physicians in Ramsey County, MN see 942 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.633% decrease from the previous year (948 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1210 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 272 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (12.5%). Additionally, Pine County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (37.2%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

942 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Ramsey County, MN see an average of 942 patients per year. This represents a 0.633% decrease from the previous year (948 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Ramsey County, MN 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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$8,871

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,603

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,176

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,917

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Minnesota (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.8%, from $8,465 to $8,871.

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

5.03%

Uninsured

50.6%

Employer Coverage

23.7%

Medicaid

10.7%

Medicare

9.2%

Non-Group

0.755%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Ramsey County, MN grew by 12.6% from 4.46% to 5.03%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Ramsey County, MN 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. 12.5% prevalence

  2. 11.7% prevalence

  3. 11.7% prevalence

Aitkin County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Minnesota, at 12.5%.

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

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Diversity

Ramsey County, MN is home to a population of 548k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 15.3% of Ramsey County, MN residents were born outside of the country (83.8k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Ramsey County, MN is composed of 338k White Alone residents (61.7%), 83.3k Asian Alone residents (15.2%), 66.5k Black or African American Alone residents (12.1%), 41.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.56%), 15.2k Two or More Races residents (2.77%), 2.14k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.39%), 1.07k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.195%), and 123 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0224%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Ramsey County, MN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Ramsey County, MN was 35. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Ramsey County, MN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Ramsey County, MN residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.3%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

83.8k people

14.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

80.3k people

As of 2017, 15.3% of Ramsey County, MN residents (83.8k 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 Ramsey County, MN was 14.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    61,530 ± 6,056 people

  2. Somalia

    39,194 ± 4,843 people

  3. India

    31,358 ± 4,335 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Minnesota was Mexico, the natal country of 61,530 Minnesota residents, followed by Somalia with 39,194 and India with 31,358.

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Citizenship

91.4%

2017 Citizenship

92.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.4% of Ramsey County, MN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Ramsey County, MN was 92.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    338k ± 444

  2. Asian Alone

    83.3k ± 1.11k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    66.5k ± 1.68k

In 2017, there were 4.06 times more White Alone residents (338k people) in Ramsey County, MN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 83.3k Asian Alone and 66.5k 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 Ramsey County, MN 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 Ramsey County, MN 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 Ramsey County, MN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Ramsey County, MN 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

    8,427 ± 1,027

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    2,696 ± 814

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,923 ± 755

Ramsey County, MN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Ramsey County, MN awarded 15,005 degrees. The student population of Ramsey County, MN is skewed towards women, with 20,152 male students and 30,571 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Ramsey County, MN are White (10,314 and 71.4%), followed by Black or African American (1,149 and 7.95%), Asian (1,087 and 7.52%), and Unknown (858 and 5.94%).

The largest universities in Ramsey County, MN by number of degrees awarded are University of St Thomas (2,978 and 19.8%), Metropolitan State University (2,180 and 14.5%), and St Catherine University (1,678 and 11.2%).

The most popular majors in Ramsey County, MN are General Business Administration & Management (1,548 and 10.3%), Registered Nursing (720 and 4.8%), and General Psychology (423 and 2.82%).

The median tuition costs in Ramsey County, MN are $35,010 for private four year colleges, and $6,563 and $13,391 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 421 degrees awarded

  2. 750 degrees awarded

  3. 559 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Ramsey County, MN was General Psychology with 421 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,978 degrees awarded

  2. 2,180 degrees awarded

  3. 1,678 degrees awarded

$6,563

Median In-State Public

$35,010

Median Private

In 2016, the Ramsey County, MN institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of St Thomas with 2,978 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

5,731

Degrees Awarded to Men

9,274

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 5,731 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Ramsey County, MN, which is 0.618 times less than the 9,274 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

    10,314 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,149 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    1,087 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Ramsey County, MN were to White students. These 10,314 degrees mean that there were 8.98 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,149 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Ramsey County, MN was $231,100 in 2017, which is 1.06 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $220,100 to $231,100, a 5% increase. The homeownership rate in Ramsey County, MN is 58.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Ramsey County, MN have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Ramsey County, MN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,962

Median Household Income

± $1,457

211k

Number of Households

± 6,498

In 2017, the median household income of the 211k households in Ramsey County, MN grew to $61,962 from the previous year's value of $60,369.

The following chart displays the households in Ramsey County, MN 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

$231,100

2017 Median

± $4,023

$220,100

2016 Median

± $3,462

In 2017, the median property value in Ramsey County, MN grew to to $231,100 from the previous year's value of $220,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Ramsey County, MN 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 Ramsey County, MN 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 Ramsey County, MN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Ramsey County, MN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

58.5%

2017 Homeownership

59%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.5% of the housing units in Ramsey County, MN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 59%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Ramsey County, MN 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 Ramsey County, MN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Ramsey County, MN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Ramsey County, MN have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 1.46% of the workforce in Ramsey County, MN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    70.7%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Public Transit

    7.16%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Ramsey County, MN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Public Transit.

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