Walker County, AL

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2020 Population
63,802
0.48% 1-year decline
US Senator
Richard Shelby
Republican Party
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
42
0.238% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
16.9%
6.64% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$45,833
5.05% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$109,600
5.08% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
24,972
2.29% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Walker County, AL had a population of 63.8k people with a median age of 42 and a median household income of $45,833. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Walker County, AL declined from 64,110 to 63,802, a −0.48% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,629 to $45,833, a 5.05% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Walker County, AL are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.03%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.38%), White (Hispanic) (1.28%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.851%).

None of the households in Walker County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Walker County, AL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Walker County, AL are Bevill State Community College (1,244 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Walker County, AL was $109,600, and the homeownership rate was 77.9%.

Most people in Walker County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Walker County, AL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Walker County, AL is home to a population of 63.8k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.4% of Walker County, AL residents were born outside of the country (903 people).

In 2020, there were 14.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (56.3k people) in Walker County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99.1% of Walker County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Walker County, AL was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Walker County, AL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    56.3k ± 272
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.85k ± 199
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.52k ± 326
2.6%
Hispanic Population
1.66k people

In 2020, there were 14.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (56.3k people) in Walker County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.85k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.6% of the people in Walker County, AL are hispanic (1.66k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Walker County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    47,080 ± 5,301 people
  2. Guatemala
    12,910 ± 2,786 people
  3. India
    10,249 ± 2,483 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Alabama was Mexico, the natal country of 47,080 Alabama residents, followed by Guatemala with 12,910 and India with 10,249.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
903 people
1.42%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
924 people

As of 2018, 1.4% of Walker County, AL residents (903 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Walker County, AL was 1.42%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,579 ± 264
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    581 ± 189
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    448 ± 151

Walker County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.72 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Walker County, AL employs 25k people. The largest industries in Walker County, AL are Retail Trade (3,430 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,278 people), and Manufacturing (3,141 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($70,508), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($61,821), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($59,278).

Males in Alabama have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,111. The income inequality in Alabama (measured using the Gini index) is 0.458, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

25k
2020 Value
± 1,233
2.29%
1 Year growth
± 6.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Walker County, AL grew at a rate of 2.29%, from 24.4k employees to 25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Walker County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,564 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,534 people), and Production Occupations (2,401 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Walker County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

25k
2020 Value
± 1,233
2.29%
1 Year growth
± 6.43%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Walker County, AL grew at a rate of 2.29%, from 24.4k employees to 25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Walker County, AL, are Retail Trade (3,430 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,278 people), and Manufacturing (3,141 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Walker County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Walker County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,310
Median earning men ± $3,223
$27,551
Median earning women ± $2,171

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($82,625), Public Administration ($63,468), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,762).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($45,577), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,156), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,583).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 572
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 359
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 342
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $312k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $253k
    Manufacturing
  3. $97.7k
    Retail Trade

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $52.4B
  2. $22.9B
  3. $20.4B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $52.4B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($22.9B) and Base metals ($20.4B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B
2020 Value in Alabama
$539B
Projected 2050 Value in Alabama
91.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Alabama trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 91.3% to $539B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama 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 Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $31.7B
  2. $21.3B
  3. $14.3B

In 2020, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $31.7B, followed by Florida with $21.3B and Tennessee and $14.3B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Walker County, AL went to Donald J. Trump with 83.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.5%), followed by Other (1.07%).

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Richard Shelby
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 1987
Until 1994, Richard Shelby won election to the Senate as a member of the Democratic Party.
Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Richard Shelby and Tommy Tuberville are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Alabama over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Walker County, AL awarded 1,244 degrees. The student population of Walker County, AL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 1,302 male students and 1,902 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Walker County, AL are White (974 and 78.3%), followed by Black or African American (227 and 18.2%), Hispanic or Latino (20 and 1.61%), and Two or More Races (10 and 0.804%).

The largest universities in Walker County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Bevill State Community College (1,244 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Walker County, AL are Registered Nursing (215 and 17.3%), Electrician (178 and 14.3%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (164 and 13.2%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 3,204 students enrolled in Walker County, AL, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,400 records, of which 58.5% were women and 41.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 215 degree-majors awarded
  2. 162 degree-majors awarded
  3. 44 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Walker County, AL was Registered Nursing with 215 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,244 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bevill State Community College with 1,244 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 637 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Walker County, AL, which is 1.05 times more than the 607 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 974 degrees mean that there were 4.29 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 227 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,256) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($958) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.875% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.825% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (900k), and Secondary Education (638k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Walker County, AL was $109,600 in 2020, which is 0.477 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $104,300 to $109,600, a 5.08% increase. The homeownership rate in Walker County, AL is 77.9%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Walker County, AL have an average commute time of 28.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Walker County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Walker County, AL is $45,833. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Walker County, AL was Census Tract 207 with a value of $63,373, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 217, with respective values of $52,151 and $51,336.

In 2021, 12.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Walker County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.15%.

Property

$109,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,303
$19,824
Median Property Taxes
±$936

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Walker County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Walker County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

77.9%
Homeownership
2020
69.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 77.9% of the housing units in Walker County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 77.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 207
  2. Census Tract 202
  3. Census Tract 217

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Walker County, AL was Census Tract 207 with a value of $63,373, followed by Census Tract 202 and Census Tract 217, with respective values of $52,151 and $51,336.

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

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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.
$45,833
Median Household Income
± $2,723
25.4k
Number of Households
± 1,122

In 2020, the median household income of the 25.4k households in Walker County, AL grew to $45,833 from the previous year's value of $43,629.

The following chart displays the households in Walker County, AL 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Walker County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2020 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.459
2019 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2020, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.32% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (85.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.5%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.2%)

In 2018, 85.2% of workers in Walker County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.5%) and those who worked at home (2.2%).

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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Commute Time

28.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Walker County, AL have a longer commute time (28.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.03% of the workforce in Walker County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Walker County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Walker County, AL have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 12.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Walker County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1.15%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Walker County, AL (10.6k out of 62.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Walker County, AL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 23.7% of the children was living in poverty in Walker County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 450 in Walker County, AL. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 248 per 100,000 population.

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88.6% of the population of Walker County, AL has health coverage, with 41.7% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Alabama was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Walker County, AL see 2450 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.568% decrease from the previous year (2464 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2190 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2049 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,450 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Walker County, AL

Primary care physicians in Walker County, AL see an average of 2,450 patients per year. This represents a 0.568% decrease from the previous year (2,464 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Alabama across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.3% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

11.4%
Uninsured
41.7%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Walker County, AL declined by 2.97% from 11.8% to 11.4%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 89.7 in Walker County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.4% in Walker County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13% in Walker County, AL.

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