Rankin County, MS

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Population

149,645

1.16% growth

Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$61,605

3.76% growth

Poverty Rate

8.53%


Number of Employees

71,953

2.3% growth

Median Property Value

$158,400

0.892% growth

About

In 2017, Rankin County, MS had a population of 150k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $61,605. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Rankin County, MS grew from 147,930 to 149,645, a 1.16% increase and its median household income grew from $59,370 to $61,605, a 3.76% increase.

The population of Rankin County, MS is 74.9% White Alone, 20% Black or African American Alone, and 2.65% Hispanic or Latino. 4.47% of the people in Rankin County, MS speak a non-English language, and 98.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rankin County, MS are Antonelli College-Jackson (147 degrees awarded in 2016) and Academy of Hair Design-Pearl (22 degrees).

The median property value in Rankin County, MS is $158,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.2%. Most people in Rankin County, MS commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Rankin County, MS is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Rankin County, MS employs 72k people. The largest industries in Rankin County, MS are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,698 people), Retail Trade (7,070 people), and Manufacturing (6,559 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,568), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,476), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,199).

Median household income in Rankin County, MS is $61,605. Males in Rankin County, MS have an average income that is 1.43 times higher than the average income of females, which is $36,636. The income inequality in Rankin County, MS (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,605

2017 value

± $1,506

3.76%

1 Year Growth

± 3.5%

Households in Rankin County, MS have a median annual income of $61,605, 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 $59,370 in 2016, which represents a 3.76% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$52,323

Average Male Salary

± $1,698

$36,636

Average Female Salary

± $1,074

In 2017, full-time male employees in Rankin County, MS made 1.43 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. White

    $45,496 ± $1,341

  2. Asian

    $44,270 ± $11,739

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $38,514 ± $48,157

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Rankin County, MS workers was White. These workers were paid 1.03 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rankin County, MS is from Mississippi.

0.442

2017 Wage GINI

0.446

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Mississippi was 0.442 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.919% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9800

  2. Census Tract 202.10

  3. Census Tract 202.12

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rankin County, MS was Census Tract 9800 with a value of $114,063, followed by Census Tract 202.10 and Census Tract 202.12, with respective values of $112,929 and $99,107.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.53% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rankin County, MS (12.3k out of 144k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    8,048 ± 759

  2. Black

    3,684 ± 548

  3. Hispanic

    373 ± 176

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rankin County, MS is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

72k

2017 Value

± 2,182

2.3%

1 Year growth

± 4.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rankin County, MS grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 70.3k employees to 72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rankin County, MS, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,825 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,275 people), and Management Occupations (7,157 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rankin County, MS.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Rankin County, MS, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,825 people), Sales & Related Occupations (8,275 people), and Management Occupations (7,157 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rankin County, MS has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.65 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Rankin County, MS, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,214), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($69,527), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($67,669).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

72k

2017 Value

± 2,182

2.3%

1 Year growth

± 4.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Rankin County, MS grew at a rate of 2.3%, from 70.3k employees to 72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rankin County, MS, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,698 people), Retail Trade (7,070 people), and Manufacturing (6,559 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rankin County, MS, though some of these residents may live in Rankin County, MS 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 Rankin County, MS, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,698 people), Retail Trade (7,070 people), and Manufacturing (6,559 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Rankin County, MS has an unusually high number of Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.37 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.37 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Rankin County, MS, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,568), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($64,476), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($63,199).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $39.9B

  2. $25.1B

  3. $13.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $39.9B, followed by Textiles/leather with $25.1B and Mixed freight and $13.1B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$187B

2015 Value

$277B

Projected 2045 Value

48.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Mississippi trade was $187B. This is expected to increase 48.7% to $277B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $34.4B

  2. $16.3B

  3. $15.4B

In 2015, the top outbound Mississippi domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Alabama with $34.4B, followed by Tennessee with $16.3B and Louisiana and $15.4B.

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

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Health

90.2% of the population of Rankin County, MS has health coverage, with 52.9% on employee plans, 11.3% on Medicaid, 10.1% on Medicare, 13.7% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Rankin County, MS was $7,646 in 2014. This is a 3.86% increase from the previous year ($7,362).

Primary care physicians in Rankin County, MS see 1476 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.682% increase from the previous year (1466 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1598 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 910 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.1%). Additionally, Jefferson County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (46.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,476 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Rankin County, MS see an average of 1,476 patients per year. This represents a 0.682% increase from the previous year (1,466 patients).

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

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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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$7,646

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,045

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,690

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,021

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Mississippi (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.86%, from $7,362 to $7,646.

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

9.81%

Uninsured

52.9%

Employer Coverage

11.3%

Medicaid

10.1%

Medicare

13.7%

Non-Group

2.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rankin County, MS declined by 6.4% from 10.5% to 9.81%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rankin County, MS 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. 18.1% prevalence

  2. 17.8% prevalence

  3. 17.7% prevalence

Humphreys County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Mississippi, at 18.1%.

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

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Diversity

Rankin County, MS is home to a population of 150k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.72% of Rankin County, MS residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Rankin County, MS is composed of 112k White Alone residents (74.9%), 29.9k Black or African American Alone residents (20%), 3.97k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.65%), 1.72k Asian Alone residents (1.15%), 1.7k Two or More Races residents (1.14%), 187 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.125%), 114 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0762%), and 42 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0281%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Rankin County, MS are Spanish or Spanish Creole (3,611 speakers), Vietnamese (342 speakers), and Other Pacific Island Languages (321 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Rankin County, MS was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Rankin County, MS are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Rankin County, MS residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.72%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.28%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 2.72% of Rankin County, MS residents 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 Rankin County, MS was 2.28%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    22,332 ± 3,655 people

  2. Vietnam

    4,461 ± 1,639 people

  3. India

    4,072 ± 1,566 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Rankin County, MS was Mexico, the natal country of 22,332 Rankin County, MS residents, followed by Vietnam with 4,461 and India with 4,072.

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Citizenship

98.5%

2017 Citizenship

98.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.5% of Rankin County, MS residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Rankin County, MS was 98.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    112k ± 115

  2. Black or African American Alone

    29.9k ± 321

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    3.97k ± 588

In 2017, there were 3.75 times more White Alone residents (112k people) in Rankin County, MS than any other race or ethnicity. There were 29.9k Black or African American Alone and 3.97k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Rankin County, MS as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    3,611 speakers (2.63%)

  2. Vietnamese

    342 speakers (0.249%)

  3. Other Pacific Island Languages

    321 speakers (0.234%)

4.47% of Rankin County, MS citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Rankin County, MS was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.63% of the overall population of Rankin County, MS are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.249% speak Vietnamese and 0.234% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,800 ± 332

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,657 ± 362

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,010 ± 228

Rankin County, MS has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.69 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Rankin County, MS awarded 169 degrees. The student population of Rankin County, MS is skewed towards women, with 19 male students and 326 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rankin County, MS are Black or African American (111 and 65.7%), followed by White (56 and 33.1%), Hispanic or Latino (2 and 1.18%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Rankin County, MS by number of degrees awarded are Antonelli College-Jackson (147 and 87%) and Academy of Hair Design-Pearl (22 and 13%).

The most popular majors in Rankin County, MS are Dental Assisting (36 and 21.3%), Medical Insurance Coding Specialist (35 and 20.7%), and Medical Assistant (29 and 17.2%).

The median tuition costs in Rankin County, MS 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. 13 degrees awarded

  2. 35 degrees awarded

  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Rankin County, MS was Dental Assisting with 13 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Rankin County, MS according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 147 degrees awarded

  2. 22 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Rankin County, MS institution with the largest number of graduating students was Antonelli College-Jackson with 147 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

14

Degrees Awarded to Men

155

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 14 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rankin County, MS, which is 0.0903 times less than the 155 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    111 degrees awarded

  2. White

    56 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Rankin County, MS were to Black or African American students. These 111 degrees mean that there were 1.98 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 56 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rankin County, MS was $158,400 in 2017, which is 0.728 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $157,000 to $158,400, a 0.892% increase. The homeownership rate in Rankin County, MS is 75.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Rankin County, MS have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Rankin County, MS is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$61,605

Median Household Income

± $1,506

55.2k

Number of Households

± 1,816

In 2017, the median household income of the 55.2k households in Rankin County, MS grew to $61,605 from the previous year's value of $59,370.

The following chart displays the households in Rankin County, MS 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

$158,400

2017 Median

± $2,246

$157,000

2016 Median

± $2,495

In 2017, the median property value in Rankin County, MS grew to to $158,400 from the previous year's value of $157,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Rankin County, MS 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 Rankin County, MS the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Rankin County, MS distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rankin County, MS the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

75.2%

2017 Homeownership

74.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.2% of the housing units in Rankin County, MS were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 74.3%.

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

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rankin County, MS have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.38% of the workforce in Rankin County, MS have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.4%

  2. Carpooled

    8.71%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.47%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Rankin County, MS was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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