Somerset, PA

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Population

75,619

0.764% decline

Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$46,132

1.56% growth

Poverty Rate

12.7%


Number of Employees

32,886

0.119% growth

Median Property Value

$103,100

3.1% growth

About

In 2017, Somerset, PA had a population of 75.6k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $46,132. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Somerset, PA declined from 76,201 to 75,619, a -0.764% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,424 to $46,132, a 1.56% increase.

The population of Somerset, PA is 94.6% White Alone, 2.64% Black or African American Alone, and 1.42% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Somerset, PA speak a non-English language, and 99.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Somerset, PA are Somerset County Technology Center (42 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Somerset, PA is $103,100, and the homeownership rate is 77.9%. Most people in Somerset, PA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Somerset, PA is 2 cars per household.

Somerset, PA borders Pittsburgh, PA, Johnstown, PA, and Cumberland, MD-WV.

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Economy

The economy of Somerset, PA employs 32.9k people. The largest industries in Somerset, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,492 people), Manufacturing (4,305 people), and Retail Trade (3,632 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($68,194), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,368), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,500).

Median household income in Somerset, PA is $46,132. Males in Somerset, 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 Somerset, PA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.469, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,132

2017 value

± $1,176

1.56%

1 Year Growth

± 3.85%

Households in Somerset, PA have a median annual income of $46,132, 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 $45,424 in 2016, which represents a 1.56% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$67,039

Average Male Salary

± $1,040

$49,502

Average Female Salary

± $757

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

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

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $61,450 ± $4,076

  2. White

    $51,412 ± $642

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $38,644 ± $21,965

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Pennsylvania workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.2 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Somerset, 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 Somerset, 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 Somerset, 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

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Somerset, PA (8.94k out of 70.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    8,625 ± 453

  2. Asian

    129 ± 130

  3. Black

    86 ± 104

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Somerset, PA is White, followed by Asian 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

32.9k

2017 Value

± 882

0.119%

1 Year growth

± 3.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Somerset, PA grew at a rate of 0.119%, from 32.8k employees to 32.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Somerset, PA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,134 people), Production Occupations (2,940 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,700 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Somerset, PA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Somerset, PA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,134 people), Production Occupations (2,940 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,700 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Somerset, PA has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.6 times higher than expected), Transportation Occupations (1.58 times), and Production Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Somerset, PA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,181), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($57,330), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,188).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

32.9k

2017 Value

± 882

0.119%

1 Year growth

± 3.74%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Somerset, PA grew at a rate of 0.119%, from 32.8k employees to 32.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Somerset, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,492 people), Manufacturing (4,305 people), and Retail Trade (3,632 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Somerset, PA, though some of these residents may live in Somerset, 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 Somerset, PA, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,492 people), Manufacturing (4,305 people), and Retail Trade (3,632 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Somerset, PA has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (3.73 times higher than expected), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.71 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Somerset, PA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($68,194), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($55,368), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,500).

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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

92.4% of the population of Somerset, PA has health coverage, with 46.5% on employee plans, 14.7% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Somerset, 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).

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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

7.6%

Uninsured

46.5%

Employer Coverage

14.7%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

1.2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Somerset, PA declined by 7.58% from 8.22% to 7.6%.

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

Somerset, PA is home to a population of 75.6k people, from which 99.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.981% of Somerset, PA residents were born outside of the country (742 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Somerset, PA is composed of 71.5k White Alone residents (94.6%), 1.99k Black or African American Alone residents (2.64%), 1.08k Hispanic or Latino residents (1.42%), 636 Two or More Races residents (0.841%), 292 Asian Alone residents (0.386%), 49 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0648%), 30 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0397%), and 15 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0198%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

46

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Somerset, PA was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 46, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Somerset, PA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Somerset, PA residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.981%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

742 people

0.879%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

670 people

As of 2017, 0.981% of Somerset, PA residents (742 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 Somerset, PA was 0.879%, 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

99.5%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.5% of Somerset, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Somerset, PA was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    71.5k ± 15

  2. Black or African American Alone

    1.99k ± 103

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.08k ± 134

In 2017, there were 35.9 times more White Alone residents (71.5k people) in Somerset, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.99k Black or African American Alone and 1.08k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Somerset, 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 Somerset, 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 Somerset, PA was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Somerset, 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

    2,291 ± 178

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    711 ± 159

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    662 ± 104

Somerset, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Somerset, PA awarded 42 degrees. The student population of Somerset, PA is skewed towards women, with 17 male students and 46 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Somerset, PA are White (42 and 100%), followed by Asian (0 and 0%), Black or African American (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Somerset, PA by number of degrees awarded are Somerset County Technology Center (42 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Somerset, PA are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (25 and 59.5%), General Cosmetology (3 and 7.14%), and Dental Assisting (3 and 7.14%).

The median tuition costs in Somerset, PA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 25 degrees awarded

  2. 3 degrees awarded

  3. 3 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Somerset, PA was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 25 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

42 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Somerset, PA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Somerset County Technology Center with 42 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

9

Degrees Awarded to Men

33

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 9 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Somerset, PA, which is 0.273 times less than the 33 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

    42 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Somerset, PA were to White students. These 42 degrees mean that there were N/A times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 0 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Somerset, PA was $103,100 in 2017, which is 0.474 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,000 to $103,100, a 3.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Somerset, PA is 77.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Somerset, PA have an average commute time of 23.1 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Somerset, 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.

$46,132

Median Household Income

± $1,176

29.9k

Number of Households

± 826

In 2017, the median household income of the 29.9k households in Somerset, PA grew to $46,132 from the previous year's value of $45,424.

The following chart displays the households in Somerset, 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

$103,100

2017 Median

± $2,945

$100,000

2016 Median

± $2,757

In 2017, the median property value in Somerset, PA grew to to $103,100 from the previous year's value of $100,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Somerset, 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 Somerset, 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 Somerset, PA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Somerset, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

77.9%

2017 Homeownership

78.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.9% of the housing units in Somerset, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Somerset, 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 Somerset, PA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Somerset, PA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.1 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Somerset, PA have a shorter commute time (23.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.51% of the workforce in Somerset, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.7%

  2. Carpooled

    9.42%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Somerset, PA was Drove Alone (81.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.42%) and those who Worked At Home (4.78%).

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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