Monessen, PA

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Population

7,474

0.744% decline

Poverty Rate

19.1%


Median Age

49.1


Median Household Income

$38,777

6.77% growth

Number of Employees

3,393

4.37% growth

Median Property Value

$74,500

0.949% growth

About

In 2017, Monessen, PA had a population of 7.47k people with a median age of 49.1 and a median household income of $38,777. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Monessen, PA declined from 7,530 to 7,474, a -0.744% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,319 to $38,777, a 6.77% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monessen, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (12.7%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (5.75%), White (Hispanic) (1.59%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.14%). N/A% of the people in Monessen, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Monessen, PA are Douglas Education Center (182 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Monessen, PA is $74,500, and the homeownership rate is 69.5%. Most people in Monessen, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Monessen, PA is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Pennsylvania, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Monessen, PA employs 3.39k people. The largest industries in Monessen, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (720 people), Retail Trade (542 people), and Manufacturing (345 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,375), Utilities ($59,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,778).

Median household income in Monessen, PA is $38,777. Males in Monessen, PA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,502. The income inequality in Monessen, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,777

2017 value

± $3,799

6.77%

1 Year Growth

± 10.6%

Households in Monessen, PA have a median annual income of $38,777, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $36,319 in 2016, which represents a 6.77% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

In 2017, full-time male employees in Pennsylvania made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Pennsylvania by number of full-time 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

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 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 Monessen, PA is from Pennsylvania.

0.469

2017 Wage GINI

0.469

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.469 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.19% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Pennsylvania 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 8055

  2. Census Tract 8052

  3. Census Tract 8054

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Monessen, PA was Census Tract 8055 with a value of $50,690, followed by Census Tract 8052 and Census Tract 8054, with respective values of $32,663 and $19,588.

The following map shows all of the places in Monessen, PA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monessen, PA (1.4k out of 7.33k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males < 5 and then Males 18 - 24.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    817 ± 158

  2. Black

    372 ± 118

  3. Two Or More

    195 ± 113

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Monessen, PA is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

3.39k

2017 Value

± 327

4.37%

1 Year growth

± 13.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monessen, PA grew at a rate of 4.37%, from 3.25k employees to 3.39k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monessen, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (610 people), Sales & Related Occupations (412 people), and Production Occupations (265 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monessen, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Monessen, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (610 people), Sales & Related Occupations (412 people), and Production Occupations (265 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Monessen, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Community & Social Service Occupations (1.74 times higher than expected), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations (1.69 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.44 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Monessen, PA, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($58,125), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($57,500), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($54,245).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

3.39k

2017 Value

± 327

4.37%

1 Year growth

± 13.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Monessen, PA grew at a rate of 4.37%, from 3.25k employees to 3.39k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monessen, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (720 people), Retail Trade (542 people), and Manufacturing (345 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monessen, PA, though some of these residents may live in Monessen, PA 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 Monessen, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (720 people), Retail Trade (542 people), and Manufacturing (345 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Monessen, PA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.65 times higher than expected), Utilities (3.22 times), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Monessen, PA, by median earnings, are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($85,375), Utilities ($59,583), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($52,778).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $88.5B

  2. $57.4B

  3. $55.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $88.5B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($57.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($55.2B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$671B

2020 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

42.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $671B. This is expected to increase 42.2% to $954B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $65.4B

  2. $62.6B

  3. $35.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $65.4B, followed by New Jersey with $62.6B and Ohio and $35.6B.

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

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Health

92.6% of the population of Monessen, PA has health coverage, with 39% on employee plans, 21.2% on Medicaid, 18.4% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 0.457% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Monessen, PA was $9,258 in 2014. This is a 4.29% increase from the previous year ($8,877).

Primary care physicians in Monessen, PA see 1269 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.316% increase from the previous year (1265 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1513 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 747 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16%). Additionally, Clearfield County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,269 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Westmoreland County, PA see an average of 1,269 patients per year. This represents a 0.316% increase from the previous year (1,265 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Westmoreland County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$9,258

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,634

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$9,407

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,243

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Pennsylvania (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.29%, from $8,877 to $9,258.

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

7.36%

Uninsured

39%

Employer Coverage

21.2%

Medicaid

18.4%

Medicare

13.5%

Non-Group

0.457%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monessen, PA declined by 7.19% from 7.93% to 7.36%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Monessen, PA 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. 16% prevalence

  2. 13.4% prevalence

  3. 13.2% prevalence

Fayette County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Pennsylvania, at 16%.

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

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Diversity

Monessen, PA is home to a population of 7.47k people, from which 99.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.4% of Monessen, PA residents were born outside of the country (105 people).

In 2017, there were 6.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.85k people) in Monessen, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 951 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 430 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

49

Median Native-Born Age

± 3.8

58

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 13.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Monessen, PA was 49.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 49, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 58. But people in Monessen, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Monessen, PA residents was 48.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

105 people

1.2%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

90 people

As of 2017, 1.4% of Monessen, PA residents (105 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 Monessen, PA was 1.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. India

    81,562 ± 6,989 people

  2. China

    63,036 ± 6,149 people

  3. Mexico

    54,918 ± 5,741 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 81,562 Pennsylvania residents, followed by China with 63,036 and Mexico with 54,918.

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Citizenship

99.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.9% of Monessen, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Monessen, PA was 99.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monessen, PA

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    5.85k ± 269

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    951 ± 170

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    430 ± 198

In 2017, there were 6.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (5.85k people) in Monessen, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 951 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 430 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Monessen, PA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    210 ± 74

  2. World War II

    120 ± 56

  3. Korea

    76 ± 44

Monessen, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Monessen, PA awarded 182 degrees. The student population of Monessen, PA is skewed towards women, with 54 male students and 175 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monessen, PA are White (152 and 85.9%), followed by Black or African American (12 and 6.78%), Hispanic or Latino (7 and 3.95%), and Two or More Races (2 and 1.13%).

The largest universities in Monessen, PA by number of degrees awarded are Douglas Education Center (182 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Monessen, PA are Make-Up Artist (69 and 37.9%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (30 and 16.5%), and General Cosmetology (25 and 13.7%).

The median tuition costs in Monessen, PA 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. 69 degrees awarded

  2. 11 degrees awarded

  3. 4 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Monessen, PA was Make-Up Artist with 69 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

182 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Monessen, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Douglas Education Center with 182 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

64

Degrees Awarded to Men

118

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 64 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Monessen, PA, which is 0.542 times less than the 118 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

    152 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    12 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Monessen, PA were to White students. These 152 degrees mean that there were 12.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 12 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Monessen, PA was $74,500 in 2017, which is 0.324 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $73,800 to $74,500, a 0.949% increase. The homeownership rate in Monessen, PA is 69.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Monessen, PA have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Monessen, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$74,500

2017 Median

± $6,560

$73,800

2016 Median

± $6,237

In 2017, the median property value in Monessen, PA grew to to $74,500 from the previous year's value of $73,800.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$38,777

Median Household Income

± $3,799

3.66k

Number of Households

± 328

In 2017, the median household income of the 3.66k households in Monessen, PA grew to $38,777 from the previous year's value of $36,319.

The following chart displays the households in Monessen, PA 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 $15k - $20k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Monessen, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monessen, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

69.5%

2017 Homeownership

70.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 69.5% of the housing units in Monessen, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Monessen, PA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monessen, PA have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.5% of the workforce in Monessen, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.1%

  2. Carpooled

    6.7%

  3. Walked

    4.62%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Monessen, PA was Drove Alone (83.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.7%) and those who Walked (4.62%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Monessen, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Monessen, PA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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