Sullivan County, TN

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Population

156,519

0.0798% decline

Median Age

44.7


Median Household Income

$42,251

3.09% growth

Poverty Rate

16.6%


Number of Employees

66,637

0.416% growth

Median Property Value

$130,300

4.07% growth

About

In 2017, Sullivan County, TN had a population of 157k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $42,251. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sullivan County, TN declined from 156,644 to 156,519, a -0.0798% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,983 to $42,251, a 3.09% increase.

The population of Sullivan County, TN is 93.7% White Alone, 1.95% Two or More Races, and 1.85% Black or African American Alone. 2.67% of the people in Sullivan County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sullivan County, TN are King University (1,238 degrees awarded in 2016) and Northeast State Community College (1,184 degrees).

The median property value in Sullivan County, TN is $130,300, and the homeownership rate is 72.6%. Most people in Sullivan County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Sullivan County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sullivan County, TN employs 66.6k people. The largest industries in Sullivan County, TN are Manufacturing (10,771 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,313 people), and Retail Trade (9,040 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($84,318), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,667), and Manufacturing ($45,520).

Median household income in Sullivan County, TN is $42,251. Males in Sullivan County, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Sullivan County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,251

2017 value

± $1,121

3.09%

1 Year Growth

± 3.54%

Households in Sullivan County, TN have a median annual income of $42,251, 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 $40,983 in 2016, which represents a 3.09% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Sullivan County, TN made 1.37 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

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Sullivan County, TN workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 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 Sullivan County, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee 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 415

  2. Census Tract 410

  3. Census Tract 432.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sullivan County, TN was Census Tract 415 with a value of $68,571, followed by Census Tract 410 and Census Tract 432.01, with respective values of $67,273 and $64,071.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sullivan County, TN (25.5k out of 154k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    23,309 ± 999

  2. Two Or More

    1,069 ± 260

  3. Hispanic

    997 ± 198

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sullivan County, TN is White, followed by Two Or More 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

66.6k

2017 Value

± 1,637

0.416%

1 Year growth

± 3.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sullivan County, TN grew at a rate of 0.416%, from 66.4k employees to 66.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sullivan County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,686 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,634 people), and Management Occupations (5,628 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sullivan County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sullivan County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,686 people), Sales & Related Occupations (7,634 people), and Management Occupations (5,628 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sullivan County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (1.41 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.4 times), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.32 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sullivan County, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,047), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,923), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,983).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

66.6k

2017 Value

± 1,637

0.416%

1 Year growth

± 3.49%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sullivan County, TN grew at a rate of 0.416%, from 66.4k employees to 66.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sullivan County, TN, are Manufacturing (10,771 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,313 people), and Retail Trade (9,040 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sullivan County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Sullivan County, TN 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 Sullivan County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (10,771 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (10,313 people), and Retail Trade (9,040 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sullivan County, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.6 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.22 times), and Retail Trade (1.19 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sullivan County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($84,318), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($81,667), and Manufacturing ($45,520).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $31.1B and Mixed freight and $26.9B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

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

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Health

90.5% of the population of Sullivan County, TN has health coverage, with 40.6% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 15.7% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 2.43% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Sullivan County, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Sullivan County, TN see 743 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.63% increase from the previous year (717 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1374 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 906 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

743 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Sullivan County, TN see an average of 743 patients per year. This represents a 3.63% increase from the previous year (717 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sullivan County, TN 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

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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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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

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

9.46%

Uninsured

40.6%

Employer Coverage

18.3%

Medicaid

15.7%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

2.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sullivan County, TN declined by 11.2% from 10.7% to 9.46%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sullivan County, TN 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. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

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

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Diversity

Sullivan County, TN is home to a population of 157k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.75% of Sullivan County, TN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Sullivan County, TN is composed of 147k White Alone residents (93.7%), 3.05k Two or More Races residents (1.95%), 2.9k Black or African American Alone residents (1.85%), 2.78k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.77%), 875 Asian Alone residents (0.559%), 192 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.123%), 62 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0396%), and 58 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0371%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Sullivan County, TN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (2,300 speakers), German (257 speakers), and Hindi (187 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sullivan County, TN was 44.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Sullivan County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sullivan County, TN residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.58%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.75% of Sullivan County, TN 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 Sullivan County, TN was 1.58%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Sullivan County, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Sullivan County, TN residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

99.1%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.1% of Sullivan County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sullivan County, TN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    147k ± 88

  2. Two or More Races

    3.05k ± 369

  3. Black or African American Alone

    2.9k ± 286

In 2017, there were 48.1 times more White Alone residents (147k people) in Sullivan County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.05k Two or More Races and 2.9k 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 Sullivan County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    2,300 speakers (1.55%)

  2. German

    257 speakers (0.173%)

  3. Hindi

    187 speakers (0.126%)

2.67% of Sullivan County, TN 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 Sullivan County, TN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.55% of the overall population of Sullivan County, TN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.173% speak German and 0.126% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,650 ± 349

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    1,537 ± 225

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,452 ± 274

Sullivan County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sullivan County, TN awarded 2,422 degrees. The student population of Sullivan County, TN is skewed towards women, with 3,936 male students and 4,992 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sullivan County, TN are White (2,150 and 89%), followed by Black or African American (89 and 3.68%), Unknown (82 and 3.39%), and Two or More Races (40 and 1.65%).

The largest universities in Sullivan County, TN by number of degrees awarded are King University (1,238 and 51.1%) and Northeast State Community College (1,184 and 48.9%).

The most popular majors in Sullivan County, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (450 and 18.6%), General Business Administration & Management (440 and 18.2%), and Adult Health Nurse (354 and 14.6%).

The median tuition costs in Sullivan County, TN are $25,798 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. 254 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 354 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sullivan County, TN was General Business Administration & Management with 254 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,238 degrees awarded

  2. 1,184 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$25,798

Median Private

In 2016, the Sullivan County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was King University with 1,238 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

985

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,437

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 985 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sullivan County, TN, which is 0.685 times less than the 1,437 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

    2,150 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    89 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    82 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sullivan County, TN were to White students. These 2,150 degrees mean that there were 24.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 89 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sullivan County, TN was $130,300 in 2017, which is 0.599 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $125,200 to $130,300, a 4.07% increase. The homeownership rate in Sullivan County, TN is 72.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sullivan County, TN have an average commute time of 20.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sullivan County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,251

Median Household Income

± $1,121

66.4k

Number of Households

± 1,626

In 2017, the median household income of the 66.4k households in Sullivan County, TN grew to $42,251 from the previous year's value of $40,983.

The following chart displays the households in Sullivan County, TN 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

$130,300

2017 Median

± $3,042

$125,200

2016 Median

± $2,429

In 2017, the median property value in Sullivan County, TN grew to to $130,300 from the previous year's value of $125,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sullivan County, TN 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 Sullivan County, TN 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 Sullivan County, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sullivan County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.6%

2017 Homeownership

72.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.6% of the housing units in Sullivan County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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

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Commute Time

20.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sullivan County, TN have a shorter commute time (20.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.42% of the workforce in Sullivan County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    8.03%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.46%

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

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