Victoria County, TX

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Population

91,518

0.581% growth

Median Age

35.7


Median Household Income

$55,740

1.91% growth

Poverty Rate

14.8%


Number of Employees

43,077

0.149% growth

Median Property Value

$129,100

4.03% growth

About

In 2017, Victoria County, TX had a population of 91.5k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $55,740. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Victoria County, TX grew from 90,989 to 91,518, a 0.581% increase and its median household income grew from $54,697 to $55,740, a 1.91% increase.

The population of Victoria County, TX is 46% Hispanic or Latino, 45.4% White Alone, and 5.83% Black or African American Alone. 23.4% of the people in Victoria County, TX speak a non-English language, and 95.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Victoria County, TX are University of Houston-Victoria (1,010 degrees awarded in 2016), Victoria College (868 degrees), and Victoria Beauty College Inc (33 degrees).

The median property value in Victoria County, TX is $129,100, and the homeownership rate is 65.6%. Most people in Victoria County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Victoria County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Victoria County, TX employs 43.1k people. The largest industries in Victoria County, TX are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,410 people), Retail Trade (6,092 people), and Manufacturing (4,607 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,750), Manufacturing ($56,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,306).

Median household income in Victoria County, TX is $55,740. Males in Victoria County, TX have an average income that is 1.41 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,959. The income inequality in Victoria County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.482, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$55,740

2017 value

± $2,218

1.91%

1 Year Growth

± 6.2%

Households in Victoria County, TX have a median annual income of $55,740, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,697 in 2016, which represents a 1.91% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,953

Average Male Salary

± $716

$45,959

Average Female Salary

± $514

In 2017, full-time male employees in Victoria County, TX made 1.41 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

    $64,947 ± $2,196

  2. White

    $52,072 ± $505

  3. American Indian

    $45,538 ± $7,571

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Victoria County, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.25 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 Victoria County, TX is from Texas.

0.482

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.482 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.139% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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 15.03

  2. Census Tract 16.06

  3. Census Tract 15.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Victoria County, TX was Census Tract 15.03 with a value of $102,092, followed by Census Tract 16.06 and Census Tract 15.01, with respective values of $84,382 and $77,865.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Victoria County, TX (13.3k out of 89.9k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 6 - 11.

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

    11,736 ± 785

  2. Hispanic

    9,282 ± 693

  3. Black

    1,070 ± 260

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Victoria County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic 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

43.1k

2017 Value

± 1,537

0.149%

1 Year growth

± 4.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Victoria County, TX grew at a rate of 0.149%, from 43k employees to 43.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Victoria County, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,750 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,168 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,623 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Victoria County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Victoria County, TX, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,750 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,168 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (3,623 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Victoria County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.69 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.42 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.39 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Victoria County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($75,729), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($70,172), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,577).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

43.1k

2017 Value

± 1,537

0.149%

1 Year growth

± 4.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Victoria County, TX grew at a rate of 0.149%, from 43k employees to 43.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Victoria County, TX, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,410 people), Retail Trade (6,092 people), and Manufacturing (4,607 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Victoria County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Victoria County, TX 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 Victoria County, TX, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (6,410 people), Retail Trade (6,092 people), and Manufacturing (4,607 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Victoria County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (9.89 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.84 times), and Construction (1.36 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Victoria County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($56,750), Manufacturing ($56,250), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,306).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

82.8% of the population of Victoria County, TX has health coverage, with 45.7% on employee plans, 14.4% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 11% on non-group plans, and 1.41% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Victoria County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Victoria County, TX see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.48% increase from the previous year (1214 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2055 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 804 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1232 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Victoria County, TX see an average of 1232 patients per year. This represents a 1.48% increase from the previous year (1214 patients).

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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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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

17.2%

Uninsured

45.7%

Employer Coverage

14.4%

Medicaid

10.4%

Medicare

11%

Non-Group

1.41%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Victoria County, TX declined by 4.25% from 17.9% to 17.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Victoria County, TX 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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Diversity

Victoria County, TX is home to a population of 91.5k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.63% of Victoria County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Victoria County, TX is composed of 42.1k Hispanic or Latino residents (46%), 41.6k White Alone residents (45.4%), 5.33k Black or African American Alone residents (5.83%), 1.18k Two or More Races residents (1.29%), 971 Asian Alone residents (1.06%), 171 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.187%), 137 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.15%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Victoria County, TX are Spanish or Spanish Creole (17,763 speakers), Vietnamese (346 speakers), and Chinese (242 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Victoria County, TX was 35.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Victoria County, TX are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Victoria County, TX residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.63%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.34%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 6.63% of Victoria County, TX 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 Victoria County, TX was 6.34%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,547,886 ± 37,324 people

  2. India

    231,271 ± 11,757 people

  3. El Salvador

    200,904 ± 10,964 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Victoria County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,547,886 Victoria County, TX residents, followed by India with 231,271 and El Salvador with 200,904.

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Citizenship

95.8%

2017 Citizenship

95.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 95.8% of Victoria County, TX residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Victoria County, TX was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    42.1k ± 971

  2. White Alone

    41.6k ± 159

  3. Black or African American Alone

    5.33k ± 228

In 2017, there were 1.01 times more Hispanic or Latino residents (42.1k people) in Victoria County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 41.6k White Alone and 5.33k 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 Victoria County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    17,763 speakers (21.3%)

  2. Vietnamese

    346 speakers (0.415%)

  3. Chinese

    242 speakers (0.29%)

23.4% of Victoria County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Victoria County, TX was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 21.3% of the overall population of Victoria County, TX are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.415% speak Vietnamese and 0.29% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,241 ± 317

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,115 ± 271

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    699 ± 194

Victoria County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Victoria County, TX awarded 1,924 degrees. The student population of Victoria County, TX is skewed towards women, with 2,915 male students and 5,618 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Victoria County, TX are White (885 and 47.1%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (629 and 33.5%), Black or African American (182 and 9.69%), and Asian (123 and 6.55%).

The largest universities in Victoria County, TX by number of degrees awarded are University of Houston-Victoria (1,010 and 52.5%), Victoria College (868 and 45.1%), and Victoria Beauty College Inc (33 and 1.72%).

The most popular majors in Victoria County, TX are General Business Administration & Management (299 and 15.5%), General Studies (291 and 15.1%), and Electrical, Electronic, & Communications Engineering Technology (172 and 8.94%).

The median tuition costs in Victoria County, TX are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $4,576 and $14,368 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 137 degrees awarded

  2. 80 degrees awarded

  3. 78 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Victoria County, TX was Other Multidisciplinary Studies with 137 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,010 degrees awarded

  2. 868 degrees awarded

  3. 33 degrees awarded

$4,576

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Victoria County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Houston-Victoria with 1,010 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

747

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,177

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 747 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Victoria County, TX, which is 0.635 times less than the 1,177 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

    885 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    629 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    182 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Victoria County, TX were to White students. These 885 degrees mean that there were 1.41 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 629 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Victoria County, TX was $129,100 in 2017, which is 0.593 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $124,100 to $129,100, a 4.03% increase. The homeownership rate in Victoria County, TX is 65.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Victoria County, TX have an average commute time of 19.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Victoria County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$55,740

Median Household Income

± $2,218

32.7k

Number of Households

± 1,206

In 2017, the median household income of the 32.7k households in Victoria County, TX grew to $55,740 from the previous year's value of $54,697.

The following chart displays the households in Victoria County, TX 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

$129,100

2017 Median

± $5,823

$124,100

2016 Median

± $4,744

In 2017, the median property value in Victoria County, TX grew to to $129,100 from the previous year's value of $124,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Victoria County, TX 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 Victoria County, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.6%

2017 Homeownership

65.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.6% of the housing units in Victoria County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

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

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Commute Time

19.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Victoria County, TX have a shorter commute time (19.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.9% of the workforce in Victoria County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.3%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.11%

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

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