Walworth County, WI

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Population

102,917

0.101% decline

Median Age

39.4


Median Household Income

$58,401

5.09% growth

Poverty Rate

12.4%


Number of Employees

53,327

1.84% growth

Median Property Value

$192,500

1.58% growth

About

In 2017, Walworth County, WI had a population of 103k people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $58,401. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Walworth County, WI declined from 103,021 to 102,917, a -0.101% decrease and its median household income grew from $55,575 to $58,401, a 5.09% increase.

The population of Walworth County, WI is 85.5% White Alone, 11.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.08% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Walworth County, WI speak a non-English language, and 96.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walworth County, WI are University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (2,833 degrees awarded in 2016) and Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (50 degrees).

The median property value in Walworth County, WI is $192,500, and the homeownership rate is 68.4%. Most people in Walworth County, WI commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Walworth County, WI is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Walworth County, WI employs 53.3k people. The largest industries in Walworth County, WI are Manufacturing (10,213 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,399 people), and Retail Trade (6,074 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($74,167), Public Administration ($52,994), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,124).

Median household income in Walworth County, WI is $58,401. Males in Walworth County, WI have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,291. The income inequality in Walworth County, WI (measured using the Gini index) is 0.453, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$58,401

2017 value

± $1,447

5.09%

1 Year Growth

± 3.9%

Households in Walworth County, WI have a median annual income of $58,401, 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 $55,575 in 2016, which represents a 5.09% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,348

Average Male Salary

± $1,322

$46,291

Average Female Salary

± $998

In 2017, full-time male employees in Wisconsin made 1.33 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

    $51,905 ± $6,236

  2. White

    $46,737 ± $788

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $43,959 ± $36,574

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Wisconsin workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.11 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 Walworth County, WI is from Wisconsin.

0.453

2017 Wage GINI

0.452

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Wisconsin was 0.453 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.212% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Wisconsin 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 1.02

  2. Census Tract 2

  3. Census Tract 10

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walworth County, WI was Census Tract 1.02 with a value of $82,717, followed by Census Tract 2 and Census Tract 10, with respective values of $80,240 and $79,167.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walworth County, WI (12.4k out of 100k 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 Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,042 ± 654

  2. Hispanic

    2,231 ± 298

  3. Other

    414 ± 111

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walworth County, WI is White, followed by Hispanic and Other.

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

53.3k

2017 Value

± 1,300

1.84%

1 Year growth

± 3.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walworth County, WI grew at a rate of 1.84%, from 52.4k employees to 53.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walworth County, WI, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,141 people), Production Occupations (5,742 people), and Management Occupations (5,376 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walworth County, WI.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Walworth County, WI, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,141 people), Production Occupations (5,742 people), and Management Occupations (5,376 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Walworth County, WI has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.86 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.64 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.24 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Walworth County, WI, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,313), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($65,691), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,885).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

53.3k

2017 Value

± 1,300

1.84%

1 Year growth

± 3.43%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Walworth County, WI grew at a rate of 1.84%, from 52.4k employees to 53.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walworth County, WI, are Manufacturing (10,213 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,399 people), and Retail Trade (6,074 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walworth County, WI, though some of these residents may live in Walworth County, WI 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 Walworth County, WI, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (10,213 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,399 people), and Retail Trade (6,074 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Walworth County, WI has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.19 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.89 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Walworth County, WI, by median earnings, are Utilities ($74,167), Public Administration ($52,994), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,124).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $37.5B

  2. $28B

  3. $26B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin product (by dollars) was Other foodstuffs with $37.5B, followed by Mixed freight ($28B) and Machinery ($26B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B

2015 Value

$493B

Projected 2045 Value

51.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Wisconsin trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 51.7% to $493B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $28.7B

  2. $28.3B

  3. $10.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Wisconsin domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $28.7B, followed by Minnesota with $28.3B and Michigan and $10.2B.

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

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Health

91.8% of the population of Walworth County, WI has health coverage, with 52.8% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 12.3% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 1.22% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Walworth County, WI was $8,702 in 2014. This is a 6.26% increase from the previous year ($8,189).

Primary care physicians in Walworth County, WI see 2507 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.7% increase from the previous year (2465 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2101 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1061 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (13.1%). Additionally, Menominee County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (45.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,507 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Walworth County, WI see an average of 2,507 patients per year. This represents a 1.7% increase from the previous year (2,465 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Walworth County, WI 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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$8,702

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$5,159

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,057

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,608

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Wisconsin (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.26%, from $8,189 to $8,702.

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

8.19%

Uninsured

52.8%

Employer Coverage

12.1%

Medicaid

12.3%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

1.22%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walworth County, WI declined by 3.93% from 8.53% to 8.19%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Walworth County, WI changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 13.1% prevalence

  2. 13.1% prevalence

  3. 12.4% prevalence

Adams County and Menominee County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Wisconsin, at 13.1%.

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

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Diversity

Walworth County, WI is home to a population of 103k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2017, 6.34% of Walworth County, WI residents were born outside of the country (6.52k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Walworth County, WI is composed of 88k White Alone residents (85.5%), 11.4k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.1%), 1.11k Two or More Races residents (1.08%), 1.07k Black or African American Alone residents (1.04%), 1k Asian Alone residents (0.974%), 194 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.189%), 102 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0991%), and 71 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.069%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Walworth County, WI are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Walworth County, WI was 39.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Walworth County, WI are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Walworth County, WI residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

6.52k people

6.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.28k people

As of 2017, 6.34% of Walworth County, WI residents (6.52k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Walworth County, WI was 6.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    89,715 ± 7,296 people

  2. India

    23,224 ± 3,734 people

  3. Laos

    17,104 ± 3,206 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Wisconsin was Mexico, the natal country of 89,715 Wisconsin residents, followed by India with 23,224 and Laos with 17,104.

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Citizenship

96.1%

2017 Citizenship

96.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.1% of Walworth County, WI residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Walworth County, WI was 96.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    88k ± 130

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    11.4k ± 700

  3. Two or More Races

    1.11k ± 166

In 2017, there were 7.74 times more White Alone residents (88k people) in Walworth County, WI than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k Hispanic or Latino and 1.11k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Walworth County, WI 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 Walworth County, WI 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 Walworth County, WI was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Walworth County, WI 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

    2,075 ± 214

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    649 ± 160

  3. Korea

    548 ± 90

Walworth County, WI has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Walworth County, WI awarded 2,883 degrees. The student population of Walworth County, WI is skewed towards men, with 6,347 male students and 6,340 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walworth County, WI are White (2,430 and 85.5%), followed by Black or African American (142 and 4.99%), Hispanic or Latino (124 and 4.36%), and Two or More Races (71 and 2.5%).

The largest universities in Walworth County, WI by number of degrees awarded are University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (2,833 and 98.3%) and Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (50 and 1.73%).

The most popular majors in Walworth County, WI are Accounting (228 and 7.91%), General Business (195 and 6.76%), and General Finance (186 and 6.45%).

The median tuition costs in Walworth County, WI are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,519 and $15,092 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 151 degrees awarded

  2. 133 degrees awarded

  3. 186 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Walworth County, WI was Accounting with 151 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,833 degrees awarded

  2. 50 degrees awarded

$6,519

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Walworth County, WI institution with the largest number of graduating students was University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with 2,833 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,368

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,515

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,368 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Walworth County, WI, which is 0.903 times less than the 1,515 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

    2,430 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    142 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    124 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Walworth County, WI were to White students. These 2,430 degrees mean that there were 17.1 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 142 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Walworth County, WI was $192,500 in 2017, which is 0.885 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $189,500 to $192,500, a 1.58% increase. The homeownership rate in Walworth County, WI is 68.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Walworth County, WI have an average commute time of 22.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Walworth County, WI is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$58,401

Median Household Income

± $1,447

40.2k

Number of Households

± 1,104

In 2017, the median household income of the 40.2k households in Walworth County, WI grew to $58,401 from the previous year's value of $55,575.

The following chart displays the households in Walworth County, WI 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

$192,500

2017 Median

± $2,991

$189,500

2016 Median

± $2,729

In 2017, the median property value in Walworth County, WI grew to to $192,500 from the previous year's value of $189,500.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.4%

2017 Homeownership

67.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.4% of the housing units in Walworth County, WI were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67.8%.

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

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Commute Time

22.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walworth County, WI have a shorter commute time (22.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.39% of the workforce in Walworth County, WI 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

    8.39%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.57%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Walworth County, WI was Drove Alone (81.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.39%) and those who Worked At Home (4.57%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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