Copper Mountain, Colorado

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Population in 2010: 385.
Males: 256  (66.6%)
Females: 129  (33.4%)
Median resident age:

28.3 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 80443.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $82,858
Copper Mountain:

$82,858
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $43,338

Copper Mountain CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $585,786
Copper Mountain:

$585,786
CO:

$348,900

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $712,824; detached houses: $854,306; townhouses or other attached units: $590,495; in 2-unit structures: $567,083; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $496,799; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $366,481; mobile homes: $49,814

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,636.

March 2019 cost of living index in Copper Mountain: 94.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 33.6%
(32.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Copper Mountain, CO (2010)
    • 33186.0%White alone
    • 256.5%Hispanic
    • 133.4%Black alone
    • 92.3%Two or more races
    • 61.6%Asian alone
    • 10.3%Other race alone

Races in Copper Mountain detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

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Copper Mountain, CO City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (73.9%), English (13.0%), Senegalese (2.7%), Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Elevation: 9720 feet

5 residents are foreign born

This place:

1.6%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,464 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $9,221 (2.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lakewood, CO (57.1 miles , pop. 144,126).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Northeast Jefferson, CO (57.5 miles , pop. 450,166).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (528.7 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities:

Breckenridge, CO (2.3 miles ),
Frisco, CO (2.3 miles ),
Blue River, CO (2.8 miles ),
Silverthorne, CO (3.1 miles ),
Dillon, CO (3.1 miles ),
Keystone, CO (3.5 miles ),
Red Cliff, CO (3.5 miles ),
Vail, CO (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 39.51 N, Longitude: 106.14 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 970

Distribution of median household income in Copper Mountain, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Copper Mountain, CO in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

1.6%
Colorado:

3.0%
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2017 was 63.6. This is about average.

City:

63.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 0.849. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.849
U.S.:

5.558
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2017 was 44.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 6.58. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.58
U.S.:

19.64
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2017 was 3.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.84
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2006 was 0.0102. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0102
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Copper Mountain-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Colorado state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1977, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Copper Mountain place center .

On 6/15/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 66.4 miles away from the place center injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Copper Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Colorado state average. It is 133% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 505.6 miles away from Copper Mountain center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/18/1984 at 15:30:23, a magnitude 5.5 (5.4 MB, 5.1 MS, 5.5 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 202.0 miles away from Copper Mountain center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 374.2 miles away from Copper Mountain center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 605.3 miles away from Copper Mountain center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 231.1 miles away from the city center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 338.0 miles away from Copper Mountain center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Summit County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Copper Mountain:

  • BRISTLECONE HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; FRISCO, CO)
  • VAIL VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 16 miles away; VAIL, CO)

Amtrak stations near Copper Mountain:

  • 7 miles: FRISCO (1010 MEADOW DR.) - Bus Station
  • 15 miles: VAIL (241 S. FRONTAGE RD.) - Bus Station

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Copper Mountain:

  • Colorado School of Mines (about 52 miles; Golden, CO; Full-time enrollment: 5,507)
  • Red Rocks Community College (about 55 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 6,185)
  • Colorado Christian University (about 58 miles; Lakewood, CO; FT enrollment: 2,959)
  • University of Colorado Boulder (about 58 miles; Boulder, CO; FT enrollment: 28,328)
  • Arapahoe Community College (about 61 miles; Littleton, CO; FT enrollment: 6,619)
  • Regis University (about 63 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 6,975)
  • Community College of Denver (about 63 miles; Denver, CO; FT enrollment: 7,329)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Copper Mountain: Copper Mountain Ski Area (A), Wheeler Guard Station (B), Copper Mountain Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Buffehrs Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creeks: Mayflower Creek (A), Copper Creek (B), Jacque Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Summit County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Copper Mountain that have no violations reported:

  • COPPER MOUNTAIN CONSOLIDATED MD (Population served: 5,000, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

1.8 people
Colorado:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

38.1%
Whole state:

63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.0%
Whole state:

6.5%


No gay or lesbian households reported

69 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Banks with branches in Copper Mountain (2011 data):

  • Alpine Bank: Copper Mountain Branch at 910 Copper Road, Unit 125, branch established on 2001/10/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado

For population 15 years and over in Copper Mountain:

Marital status in Copper Mountain, CO
  • Never married: 31.3%
  • Now married: 16.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 52.2%

For population 25 years and over in Copper Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 100.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 38.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 17.6%
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Colorado average:

11.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Copper Mountain, CO (based on Summit County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic2,5634
Evangelical Protestant1,70617
Mainline Protestant1,0083
Other6023
None22,115-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

3.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Summit County:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Here:

6.44 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 95
This county:

36.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

3.5%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Summit County:

12.7%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

9.0%
Colorado:

9.6%

12.59% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($84,019 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.59%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Denver County, CO  1.11% ($77,756 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.62% ($70,205)
from Boulder County, CO  0.41% ($82,655)


12.52% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,962 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

12.52%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Denver County, CO  1.14% ($91,025 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, CO  0.85% ($55,117)
to Arapahoe County, CO  0.57% ($64,950)

Businesses in Copper Mountain, CO

  • FedEx: 1
  • Quiznos: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Copper Mountain:

  • KSKE (610 AM; 5 kW; VAIL, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KLMO (1060 AM; 30 kW; LONGMONT, CO; Owner: PILGRIM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KCUV (1510 AM; 25 kW; LITTLETON, CO; Owner: PEOPLE WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KRKY (930 AM; 5 kW; GRANBY, CO; Owner: GRAND COUNTY WIRELESS, INC.)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KRKS (990 AM; 10 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KCBR (1040 AM; daytime; 15 kW; MONUMENT, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KLZ (560 AM; 5 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KNRC (1150 AM; 10 kW; ENGLEWOOD, CO; Owner: NRC BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Copper Mountain:

  • K205CO (88.9 FM; COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO; Owner: MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • K300AE (107.9 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • K207CK (89.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: SUMMIT PUBLIC RADIOSUMMIT FOUNDATION)
  • K202CV (88.3 FM; BRECKENRIDGE, CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KYSL (93.9 FM; FRISCO, CO; Owner: KRYSTAL BROADCASTING, INCORPORATED)
  • K259AC (99.7 FM; GYPSUM, ETC., CO; Owner: COMMUNITY RADIO FOR NORTHERN COLORADO)
  • KTUN (101.5 FM; EAGLE, CO; Owner: SALISBURY BROADCASTING COLORADO, LLC)
  • KYGO-FM (98.5 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF COLORADO)
  • KXPK (96.5 FM; EVERGREEN, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KZYR (97.7 FM; AVON, CO; Owner: COOL RADIO, LLC)
  • KLXV (91.9 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KZKS-FM2 (105.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C)
  • K239AE (95.7 FM; BUENA VISTA, ETC, CO; Owner: COLORADO COLLEGE)
  • KBVC (104.1 FM; BUENA VISTA, CO; Owner: HEADWATERS MEDIA, L.L.C.)
  • KSKE-FM (104.7 FM; VAIL, CO; Owner: AGM-ROCKY MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING I, L.L.C.)
  • KBPI (106.7 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KALC (105.9 FM; DENVER, CO; Owner: ENTERCOM DENVER LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Copper Mountain:

  • K28HI (Channel 28; RED CLIFF, CO; Owner: RESORT SPORTS NETWORK, INC.)
  • Copper Mountain, Colorado
  • Fatal accident count16
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents27
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:3
  • Fatalities19
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents62
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Colorado average
  • Fatal accident count6667
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10089
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2476
  • Fatalities7431
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents17860
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents899
See more detailed statistics of Copper Mountain fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 305ft / 93.2mTotal length
  • $20,317,000Total costs
  • 113,086Total average daily traffic
  • 12,518Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Copper Mountain, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 111970-1979
  • 21980-1989
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Copper Mountain, CO

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • (Copper Mtn Site) 33115 Hwy 91 (Lat: 39.490056 Lon: -106.150000), Type: Mast, Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 16.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN398
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Gregory M RomanoRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Copper Mountain-Ski Area (Lat: 39.490000 Lon: -106.150000), Type: 19.8, Overall height: 19.8 m, Registrant: At&t Wireless Services, Inc., Esther.Hilliard@attws.Com, , Washi-ngton, Phone: (202) 223-9222

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • Base Of Copper Mountain (Lat: 39.502222 Lon: -106.150583), Call Sign: KNDD857,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.340 MHz, Grant Date: 06/17/1997, Expiration Date: 08/24/2002, Cancellation Date: 12/29/2002, Registrant: County Of Summit, Breckenridge, CO 80424, Phone: (303) 453-6222
  • SKI PATROL UNION MT, Ski Patrol Union Mountain (Lat: 39.468611 Lon: -106.173083), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WPII860,
    Assigned Frequencies: 855.062 MHz, 857.887 MHz, 860.887 MHz, Grant Date: 08/25/2005, Expiration Date: 09/15/2015, Cancellation Date: 11/21/2015, Certifier: Michael S Dunphy, Registrant: Frontier Radio Communications, 8745 E Orchard Ste 520, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, Phone: (303) 694-9880, Fax: (970) 968-3090, Email:
  • Lat: 39.500833 Lon: -106.160278, Call Sign: WPXA382, Licensee ID: L00341510,
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/20/2003, Expiration Date: 02/20/2013, Cancellation Date: 04/27/2013, Certifier: Ralph Austin, Registrant: Citiwest Structures Inc, Seattle, WA 98124-1069, Phone: (877) 876-7160, Fax: (866) 876-6657
  • 4813 A Road (Lat: 39.475250 Lon: -106.152278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 13 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPYM374,
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.800 MHz, Grant Date: 09/08/2003, Expiration Date: 09/08/2013, Cancellation Date: 11/09/2013, Certifier: Chris Benson, Registrant: Summit County Communications, 0227 County Shops Rd, Frisco, CO 80443, Phone: (970) 418-0538, Fax: (970) 668-4224, Email:
  • COPPER RESORT OFFICE, Copper Circle (Lat: 39.501333 Lon: -106.154917), Type: Bant, Structure height: 22 m, Call Sign: WQBB875,
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.912 MHz, 855.262 MHz, 855.662 MHz, Grant Date: 09/16/2004, Expiration Date: 09/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 11/22/2014, Certifier: Mike Dunphy, Registrant: Frontier Radio Communications, 8745 E Orchard Rd Ste 520, Greenwood Village, CO 80111, Phone: (303) 694-9880, Fax: (303) 694-3430, Email:
  • COPPER RESORT OFFICE, Copper Circle (Lat: 39.501333 Lon: -106.154917), Type: Bant, Structure height: 22 m, Call Sign: WQYW488,
    Assigned Frequencies: 854.912 MHz, 855.937 MHz, 855.687 MHz, Grant Date: 02/10/2017, Expiration Date: 02/10/2027, Certifier: Brad Grohusky, Registrant: Radio Resource Inc., 12701 W. 42nd Ave., Wheat Ridge, CO 80033, Phone: (303) 987-1545, Fax: (303) 980-9897, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 11. The highest number of fire incidents - 33 took place in 2005, and the least - 1 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Copper Mountain, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.9%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (23.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Copper Mountain, CO
    • 8445.9%Structure Fires
    • 4323.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 3619.7%Outside Fires
    • 2010.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Copper Mountain, CO
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Copper Mountain, CO
  • 61.8%Utility gas
  • 38.2%Electricity
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Copper Mountain, CO
  • 100.0%Utility gas


Copper Mountain compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.

Copper Mountain on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with smallest houses"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"
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