Meadville, PA

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Population

86,847

0.207% decline

Median Age

42.8


Median Household Income

$47,179

3.38% growth

Poverty Rate

14.5%


Number of Employees

38,270

0.992% growth

Median Property Value

$108,200

1.41% growth

About

In 2017, Meadville, PA had a population of 86.8k people with a median age of 42.8 and a median household income of $47,179. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Meadville, PA declined from 87,027 to 86,847, a -0.207% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,637 to $47,179, a 3.38% increase.

The population of Meadville, PA is 95.1% White Alone, 1.87% Black or African American Alone, and 1.35% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Meadville, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Meadville, PA are Allegheny College (523 degrees awarded in 2016), University of Pittsburgh-Titusville (62 degrees), and Laurel Technical Institute (408729) (56 degrees).

The median property value in Meadville, PA is $108,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.8%. Most people in Meadville, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Meadville, PA is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: Farm, hills and grasslands in rural Pennsylvania.

Economy

The economy of Meadville, PA employs 38.3k people. The largest industries in Meadville, PA are Manufacturing (8,050 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,343 people), and Retail Trade (4,091 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,155), and Public Administration ($42,183).

Median household income in Meadville, PA is $47,179. Males in Meadville, 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 Meadville, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,179

2017 value

± $1,277

3.38%

1 Year Growth

± 3.75%

Households in Meadville, PA have a median annual income of $47,179, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,637 in 2016, which represents a 3.38% 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.

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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 Meadville, 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Meadville, PA was Chester County, PA with a value of $96,656, followed by Montgomery County, PA and Bucks County, PA, with respective values of $87,304 and $84,749.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Meadville, PA (12k out of 83k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    11,193 ± 587

  2. Black

    492 ± 151

  3. Two Or More

    228 ± 93

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Meadville, 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

38.3k

2017 Value

± 925

0.992%

1 Year growth

± 3.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meadville, PA grew at a rate of 0.992%, from 37.9k employees to 38.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Meadville, PA, are Production Occupations (5,098 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,418 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,352 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Meadville, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Meadville, PA, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (5,098 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,418 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (3,352 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Meadville, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.3 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.06 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.63 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Meadville, PA, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,396), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors ($54,375), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($52,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

38.3k

2017 Value

± 925

0.992%

1 Year growth

± 3.4%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Meadville, PA grew at a rate of 0.992%, from 37.9k employees to 38.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Meadville, PA, are Manufacturing (8,050 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,343 people), and Retail Trade (4,091 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Meadville, PA, though some of these residents may live in Meadville, 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 Meadville, PA, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,050 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,343 people), and Retail Trade (4,091 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Meadville, PA has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.14 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.08 times), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (1.6 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Meadville, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($54,375), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($53,155), and Public Administration ($42,183).

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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. $83B

  2. $50.6B

  3. $49.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $83B, followed by Coal-n.e.c. ($50.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.7B).

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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$618B

2015 Value

$954B

Projected 2045 Value

54.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Pennsylvania trade was $618B. This is expected to increase 54.4% 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. $61B

  2. $57.7B

  3. $33.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Pennsylvania domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was New York with $61B, followed by New Jersey with $57.7B and Ohio and $33.1B.

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

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Health

89.4% of the population of Meadville, PA has health coverage, with 43.6% on employee plans, 16.9% on Medicaid, 14.3% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.49% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Meadville, PA see 1232 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1228 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1481 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 559 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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1,232 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Pennsylvania see an average of 1,232 patients per year. This represents a 0.326% increase from the previous year (1,228 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Pennsylvania in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$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

10.6%

Uninsured

43.6%

Employer Coverage

16.9%

Medicaid

14.3%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.49%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Meadville, PA declined by 8.39% from 11.6% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Meadville, 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

Meadville, PA is home to a population of 86.8k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.21% of Meadville, PA residents were born outside of the country (1.05k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Meadville, PA is composed of 82.6k White Alone residents (95.1%), 1.62k Black or African American Alone residents (1.87%), 1.17k Two or More Races residents (1.35%), 1.05k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.2%), 342 Asian Alone residents (0.394%), 45 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0518%), 44 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0507%), and 23 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0265%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Meadville, PA are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Meadville, PA was 42.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Meadville, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Meadville, PA residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.05k people

1.19%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.03k people

As of 2017, 1.21% of Meadville, PA residents (1.05k 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 Meadville, PA was 1.19%, 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

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Meadville, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Meadville, PA was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    82.6k ± 21

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.62k ± 154

  3. Two or More Races

    1.17k ± 174

In 2017, there were 50.9 times more White Alone residents (82.6k people) in Meadville, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.62k Black or African American Alone and 1.17k Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Meadville, PA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Meadville, PA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Meadville, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Meadville, PA are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,591 ± 201

  2. Korea

    856 ± 133

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    728 ± 146

Meadville, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Meadville, PA awarded 700 degrees. The student population of Meadville, PA is skewed towards women, with 1,164 male students and 1,334 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Meadville, PA are White (576 and 83.7%), followed by Two or More Races (38 and 5.52%), Black or African American (32 and 4.65%), and Hispanic or Latino (29 and 4.22%).

The largest universities in Meadville, PA by number of degrees awarded are Allegheny College (523 and 74.7%), University of Pittsburgh-Titusville (62 and 8.86%), and Laurel Technical Institute (408729) (56 and 8%).

The most popular majors in Meadville, PA are General Psychology (75 and 10.7%), General Biological Sciences (65 and 9.29%), and General Economics (53 and 7.57%).

The median tuition costs in Meadville, PA are $43,750 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. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 65 degrees awarded

  3. 53 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Meadville, PA was General Psychology with 65 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 523 degrees awarded

  2. 62 degrees awarded

  3. 56 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$43,750

Median Private

In 2016, the Meadville, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Allegheny College with 523 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

277

Degrees Awarded to Men

423

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 277 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Meadville, PA, which is 0.655 times less than the 423 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

    576 degrees awarded

  2. Two or More Races

    38 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    32 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Meadville, PA were to White students. These 576 degrees mean that there were 15.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Two or More Races, with 38 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Meadville, PA was $108,200 in 2017, which is 0.497 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $106,700 to $108,200, a 1.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Meadville, PA is 72.8%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Meadville, PA have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Meadville, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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

$47,179

Median Household Income

± $1,277

35.1k

Number of Households

± 876

In 2017, the median household income of the 35.1k households in Meadville, PA grew to $47,179 from the previous year's value of $45,637.

The following chart displays the households in Meadville, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$108,200

2017 Median

± $2,250

$106,700

2016 Median

± $2,376

In 2017, the median property value in Meadville, PA grew to to $108,200 from the previous year's value of $106,700.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.8%

2017 Homeownership

73.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.8% of the housing units in Meadville, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Meadville, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Meadville, PA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

21 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Meadville, PA have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.96% of the workforce in Meadville, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.1%

  2. Carpooled

    10.9%

  3. Walked

    6.08%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Meadville, PA was Drove Alone (77.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.9%) and those who Walked (6.08%).

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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