Hancock County, WV

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Population

29,921

0.343% decline

Poverty Rate

13.5%


Median Age

46.1


Median Household Income

$43,634

8.23% growth

Number of Employees

13,416

0.453% decline

Median Property Value

$89,800

3.7% growth

About

In 2017, Hancock County, WV had a population of 29.9k people with a median age of 46.1 and a median household income of $43,634. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hancock County, WV declined from 30,024 to 29,921, a -0.343% decrease and its median household income grew from $40,316 to $43,634, a 8.23% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hancock County, WV are White (Non-Hispanic) (94.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.09%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), White (Hispanic) (1.32%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.471%). N/A% of the people in Hancock County, WV speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hancock County, WV are John D Rockefeller IV Career Center (22 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Hancock County, WV is $89,800, and the homeownership rate is 71.7%. Most people in Hancock County, WV commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Hancock County, WV is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Autumn sunrise scenery from the Bear Rocks area of the Dolly Sods Wilderness near Davis, West Virginia (USA). HDR composite from multiple exposures.

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Hancock County, WV employs 13.4k people. The largest industries in Hancock County, WV are Manufacturing (2,340 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,877 people), and Retail Trade (1,630 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($85,417), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,850), and Finance & Insurance ($47,625).

Median household income in Hancock County, WV is $43,634. Males in Hancock County, WV have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $39,552. The income inequality in Hancock County, WV (measured using the Gini index) is 0.444, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,634

2017 value

± $3,056

8.23%

1 Year Growth

± 8.51%

Households in Hancock County, WV have a median annual income of $43,634, 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 $40,316 in 2016, which represents a 8.23% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$55,526

Average Male Salary

± $2,063

$39,552

Average Female Salary

± $1,541

In 2017, full-time male employees in West Virginia made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia 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

    $63,277 ± $23,510

  2. American Indian

    $44,513 ± $30,224

  3. White

    $42,144 ± $1,238

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of West Virginia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.42 times more than American Indian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in West Virginia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hancock County, WV is from West Virginia.

0.444

2017 Wage GINI

0.444

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in West Virginia was 0.444 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.108% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 212

  2. Census Tract 211

  3. Census Tract 206

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hancock County, WV was Census Tract 212 with a value of $49,914, followed by Census Tract 211 and Census Tract 206, with respective values of $49,833 and $49,624.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hancock County, WV (3.98k out of 29.5k 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 < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,724 ± 381

  2. Hispanic

    148 ± 116

  3. Two Or More

    136 ± 118

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

13.4k

2017 Value

± 783

-0.453%

1 Year decline

± 8.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hancock County, WV declined at a rate of -0.453%, from 13.5k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hancock County, WV, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,935 people), Production Occupations (1,479 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,100 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hancock County, WV.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hancock County, WV, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,935 people), Production Occupations (1,479 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,100 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hancock County, WV has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.14 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (2.06 times), and Production Occupations (1.9 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hancock County, WV, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($79,926), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($63,750), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,188).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

13.4k

2017 Value

± 783

-0.453%

1 Year decline

± 8.22%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hancock County, WV declined at a rate of -0.453%, from 13.5k employees to 13.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hancock County, WV, are Manufacturing (2,340 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,877 people), and Retail Trade (1,630 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hancock County, WV, though some of these residents may live in Hancock County, WV 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 Hancock County, WV, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,340 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,877 people), and Retail Trade (1,630 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hancock County, WV has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.36 times higher than expected), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (2.22 times), and Manufacturing (1.72 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hancock County, WV, by median earnings, are Utilities ($85,417), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,850), and Finance & Insurance ($47,625).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $19.6B

  2. $7.19B

  3. $6.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia product (by dollars) was Coal-n.e.c. with $19.6B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($7.19B) and Coal ($6.22B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$72.2B

2020 Value

$86.9B

Projected 2045 Value

20.4% growth

In 2020, total outbound West Virginia trade was $72.2B. This is expected to increase 20.4% to $86.9B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $11B

  2. $7.36B

  3. $7.22B

In 2015, the top outbound West Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Pennsylvania with $11B, followed by Ohio with $7.36B and Virginia and $7.22B.

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

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Health

92.7% of the population of Hancock County, WV has health coverage, with 47.1% on employee plans, 16.6% on Medicaid, 17.3% on Medicare, 10.7% on non-group plans, and 0.943% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Hancock County, WV was $9,462 in 2014. This is a 5.5% increase from the previous year ($8,969).

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, WV see 1491 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.97% increase from the previous year (1434 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1345 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 800 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (19.7%). Additionally, McDowell County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,491 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hancock County, WV see an average of 1,491 patients per year. This represents a 3.97% increase from the previous year (1,434 patients).

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

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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$9,462

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,917

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$6,557

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,268

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in West Virginia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.5%, from $8,969 to $9,462.

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

7.34%

Uninsured

47.1%

Employer Coverage

16.6%

Medicaid

17.3%

Medicare

10.7%

Non-Group

0.943%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hancock County, WV declined by 26.3% from 9.95% to 7.34%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Hancock County, WV 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. 19.7% prevalence

  2. 19.1% prevalence

  3. 18.2% prevalence

McDowell County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in West Virginia, at 19.7%.

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

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Diversity

Hancock County, WV is home to a population of 29.9k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.75% of Hancock County, WV residents were born outside of the country (523 people).

In 2017, there were 45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.1k people) in Hancock County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 626 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 537 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.9

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hancock County, WV was 46.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Hancock County, WV are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hancock County, WV residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.75%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

523 people

1.56%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

467 people

As of 2017, 1.75% of Hancock County, WV residents (523 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 Hancock County, WV was 1.56%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,603 ± 1,252 people

  2. India

    2,547 ± 1,238 people

  3. China

    2,428 ± 1,209 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of West Virginia was Mexico, the natal country of 2,603 West Virginia residents, followed by India with 2,547 and China with 2,428.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Hancock County, WV residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hancock County, WV was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hancock County, WV

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    28.1k ± 21

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    626 ± 104

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    537 ± 113

In 2017, there were 45 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.1k people) in Hancock County, WV than any other race or ethnicity. There were 626 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 537 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 Hancock County, WV as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    829 ± 140

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    440 ± 161

  3. Korea

    276 ± 91

Hancock County, WV has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hancock County, WV awarded 22 degrees. The student population of Hancock County, WV is skewed towards women, with 1 male students and 23 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hancock County, WV are White (19 and 86.4%), followed by Black or African American (2 and 9.09%), Two or More Races (1 and 4.55%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Hancock County, WV by number of degrees awarded are John D Rockefeller IV Career Center (22 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hancock County, WV are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (22 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Hancock County, WV 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. 22 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hancock County, WV was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 22 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Hancock County, WV according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

22 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Hancock County, WV institution with the largest number of graduating students was John D Rockefeller IV Career Center with 22 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1

Degrees Awarded to Men

21

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hancock County, WV, which is 0.0476 times less than the 21 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Hancock County, WV by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    19 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    1 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hancock County, WV were to White students. These 19 degrees mean that there were 9.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hancock County, WV was $89,800 in 2017, which is 0.391 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $86,600 to $89,800, a 3.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Hancock County, WV is 71.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hancock County, WV have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hancock County, WV is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$89,800

2017 Median

± $3,281

$86,600

2016 Median

± $2,335

In 2017, the median property value in Hancock County, WV grew to to $89,800 from the previous year's value of $86,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Hancock County, WV 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 Hancock County, WV the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Household Income

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$43,634

Median Household Income

± $3,056

12.8k

Number of Households

± 718

In 2017, the median household income of the 12.8k households in Hancock County, WV grew to $43,634 from the previous year's value of $40,316.

The following chart displays the households in Hancock County, WV 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.7%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.7% of the housing units in Hancock County, WV were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hancock County, WV have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in Hancock County, WV have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.4%

  2. Carpooled

    6.46%

  3. Walked

    2.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hancock County, WV was Drove Alone (86.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.46%) and those who Walked (2.4%).

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 Hancock County, WV distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Hancock County, WV have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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