Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL

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Population

172,158

3.92% growth

Poverty Rate

19%


Median Age

38.9


Median Household Income

$45,699

5.24% growth

Number of Employees

68,833

6.78% growth

Median Property Value

$122,000

20.1% growth

About

In 2017, Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL had a population of 172k people with a median age of 38.9 and a median household income of $45,699. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL grew from 165,667 to 172,158, a 3.92% increase and its median household income grew from $43,425 to $45,699, a 5.24% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (53.1%), White (Hispanic) (23.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (14.3%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (4.19%), and Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.54%). 31% of the people in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL speak a non-English language, and 88.9% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is $122,000, and the homeownership rate is 66.3%. Most people in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is 2 cars per household.

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 Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL employs 68.8k people. The largest industries in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL are Construction (9,482 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,775 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,200 people), and the highest paying industries are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($105,455), Computer Systems Design ($79,090), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($78,759).

Median household income in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is $45,699. Males in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL have an average income that is 1.18 times higher than the average income of females, which is $35,299. The income inequality in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.407, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$45,699

2017 value

± $1,316

5.24%

1 Year Growth

± 3.84%

Households in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL have a median annual income of $45,699, 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 $43,425 in 2016, which represents a 5.24% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

$41,713

Average Male Salary

± $5,152

$35,299

Average Female Salary

± $4,404

In 2017, full-time male employees in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL made 1.18 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $36,963 ± $23,123

  2. Two or More Races

    $35,421 ± $26,456

  3. White

    $34,561 ± $3,632

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.04 times more than Two or More Races workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

0.407

2017 Wage GINI

0.402

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was 0.407 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.16% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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In 2018, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was Weston, Pembroke Pines (Northwest) Cities & Southwest Ranches Town PUMA, FL with a value of $109,903, followed by Coral Gables City, Pinecrest Village & Kendall (South) PUMA, FL and Wellington Village & Agricultural Reserve PUMA, FL, with respective values of $102,758 and $102,697.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL (32.6k out of 171k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males < 5.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    23,218 ± 1,197

  2. Hispanic

    12,762 ± 909

  3. Black

    5,912 ± 643

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL 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

68.8k

2017 Value

6.78%

1 Year growth

± 6.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 6.78%, from 64.5k employees to 68.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL, are Cashiers (2,742 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,236 people), and Retail salespersons (2,225 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Cashiers (2,742 people), Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (2,236 people), and Retail salespersons (2,225 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Carpet, floor, & tile installers & finishers (5.99 times higher than expected), Refuse & recyclable material collectors (5.25 times), and Painters & paperhangers (3.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Physicians & surgeons ($175,181), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers ($108,443), and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers ($101,105).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

68.8k

2017 Value

6.78%

1 Year growth

± 6.78%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL grew at a rate of 6.78%, from 64.5k employees to 68.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL, are Construction (9,482 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,775 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,200 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL, though some of these residents may live in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL 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 Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL, by number of employees, are Construction (9,482 people), Restaurants & Food Services (4,775 people), and Elementary & secondary schools (3,200 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other pumas, Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL has an unusually high number of Automotive equipment rental & leasing (5.33 times higher than expected), Household appliance stores (3.93 times), and Personal & household goods repair & maintenance (3.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL, by average salary, are Securities, commodities, funds, trusts & other financial investments ($105,455), Computer Systems Design ($79,090), and Industrial & miscellaneous chemicals ($78,759).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $63.5B

  2. $51.6B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $63.5B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($51.6B) and Electronics ($41.8B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$497B

2020 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

43.6% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $497B. This is expected to increase 43.6% to $714B by 2045.

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

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $19.5B

  2. $16.6B

  3. $11.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $19.5B, followed by Texas with $16.6B and California and $11.5B.

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

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Health

78% of the population of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL has health coverage, with 29.6% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 2.14% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the puma of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 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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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

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

22%

Uninsured

29.6%

Employer Coverage

21%

Medicaid

13.4%

Medicare

11.8%

Non-Group

2.14%

Military or VA

Between N/A and 2016, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL stayed by NaNk% from N/A% to 22%.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

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Diversity

Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is home to a population of 172k people, from which 88.9% are citizens. As of 2016, 19.7% of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL residents were born outside of the country (32.7k people).

In 2017, there were 2.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.3k people) in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.7k White (Hispanic) and 24.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL are Spanish (39,948 speakers), Haitian (5,349 speakers), and Portuguese (609 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 1

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was 38.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.7%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

32.7k people

19.7%

2015 Foreign-Born Population

31.8k people

As of 2016, 19.7% of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL residents (32.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2015, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was 19.7%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    9,536 ± 2,330 people

  2. Mexico

    5,244 ± 1,751 people

  3. Haiti

    3,979 ± 1,531 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was Cuba, the natal country of 9,536 Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL residents, followed by Mexico with 5,244 and Haiti with 3,979.

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Citizenship

88.9%

2017 Citizenship

89%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 88.9% of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was 89%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    91.3k ± 2.08k

  2. White (Hispanic)

    39.7k ± 1.93k

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    24.7k ± 1.62k

In 2017, there were 2.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.3k people) in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 39.7k White (Hispanic) and 24.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    39,948 speakers (24.9%)

  2. Haitian

    5,349 speakers (3.33%)

  3. Portuguese

    609 speakers (0.38%)

31% of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.9%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was Spanish. 24.9% of the overall population of Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL are native Spanish speakers. 3.33% speak Haitian and 0.38% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,068 ± 432

  2. Korea

    1,186 ± 192

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,025 ± 259

Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was $122,000 in 2017, which is 0.531 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $101,600 to $122,000, a 20.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is 66.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$122,000

2017 Median

± $3,500

$101,600

2016 Median

± $4,099

In 2017, the median property value in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL grew to to $122,000 from the previous year's value of $101,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL 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 Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$45,699

Median Household Income

± $1,316

53.8k

Number of Households

± 1,513

In 2017, the median household income of the 53.8k households in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL grew to $45,699 from the previous year's value of $43,425.

The following chart displays the households in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.3%

2017 Homeownership

65.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.3% of the housing units in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

30.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL have a longer commute time (30.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.87% of the workforce in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    79.8%

  2. Carpooled

    12.1%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.85%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL was Drove Alone (79.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.1%) and those who Worked At Home (3.85%).

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 Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Lehigh Acres & North Fort Myers PUMA, FL have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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