Ashton, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 438 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -5.0%
 
Males: 191  (43.8%)
Females: 247  (56.2%)
Median resident age:  46.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip codes: 51232.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,915 (it was $29,821 in 2000)
Ashton:

$44,915
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,396 (it was $15,848 in 2000)

Ashton city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $60,847 (it was $39,500 in 2000)
Ashton:

$60,847
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $713.

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  • Races in Ashton, IA (2010)

    Ashton races chart
    • 42893.4%White alone
    • 143.1%Hispanic
    • 71.5%Two or more races
    • 61.3%Black alone
    • 20.4%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Ashton: 84.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Ashton, IA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (42.8%), Dutch (12.6%), United States (10.2%), English (9.0%), Irish (6.9%), Swedish (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 03/28/1885

Elevation: 1450 feet

Land area: 1.01 square miles.

Population density: 436 people per square mile   (low).

Ashton,IA real estate house value index trend

Ashton, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Ashton:

  • High school or higher: 83.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ashton city:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 66.8%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

6 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Ashton, Iowa as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Ashton to the number of sex offenders is 87 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $634 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $691 (1.2%)

Ashton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (49.7 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Omaha, NE (142.3 miles , pop. 390,007).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (425.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Sibley, IA (2.6 miles ), Matlock, IA (2.9 miles) , Melvin, IA (3.1 miles ), Sheldon, IA (3.1 miles ), Little Rock, IA (3.2 miles ), George, IA (3.3 miles ), Sanborn, IA (3.3 miles ), Boyden, IA (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $108,200
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $116,300

Latitude: 43.31 N, Longitude: 95.79 W

Area code: 712

Ashton household income distribution Ashton home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.7%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -2 (-0.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (20%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Community and social service occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Ashton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Ashton, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Ashton-area historical tornado activity is near Iowa state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/16/1992, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.6 miles away from the Ashton city center killed one person and injured 35 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 8/7/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.6 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ashton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 191.1 miles away from Ashton center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 161.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 165.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 138.4 miles away from Ashton center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 104.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Osceola County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Ashton topographic map

Birthplace of: George F. Veenker - College basketball coach.

Hospitals and medical centers near Ashton:

  • OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • COUNTRY VIEW MANOR INC (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • OSCEOLA COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVI (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; SIBLEY, IA)
  • VILLAGE NORTHWEST UNLIMITED (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • ULTIMATE NURSING SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • SANFORD SHELDON MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 10 miles away; SHELDON, IA)
  • PRAIRIE VIEW HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SANBORN, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashton:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 49 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Southeast Technical Institute (about 53 miles; Sioux Falls, SD; FT enrollment: 2,386)
  • Buena Vista University (about 55 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • Western Iowa Tech Community College (about 64 miles; Sioux City, IA; FT enrollment: 3,544)
  • University of South Dakota (about 68 miles; Vermillion, SD; FT enrollment: 7,328)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 80 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)
  • South Dakota State University (about 86 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 10,392)

Library in Ashton:

  • ASHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,696; Location: 3029 3RD ST; 12,712 books; 319 audio materials; 900 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 55 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Ashton: Ashton (A), Northwest Iowa Cooperative Elevator (B), Osceola County Ambulance Service Ashton Division (C), Ashton Fire Department (D), Ashton Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ashton include: Ashton Bible Church (A), Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church (B), Presbyterian Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Ashton: Ashton Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Osceola 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 Ashton that have no violations reported:

  • ASHTON MUNICIPAL WATER DEPARTMENT (Address: 327 EAST 3RD ST , Population served: 478, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.5%
(12.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.9%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.4%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Ashton compared to Iowa state average:

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

Banks with branches in Ashton (2011 data):

  • Ashton State Bank: at 317 Third Street, branch established on 1884/03/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $39.8 mil, Deposits: $30.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Ashton Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Iowa average:

10.3

Ashton travel time to work - commute Ashton mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (83%)
  • Electricity (16%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ashton city (based on Osceola County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant2,86212
Evangelical Protestant9388
Catholic8352
None1,827-
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: 3
Osceola County:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Osceola County:

3.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

12.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.2%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Osceola County:

27.1%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.1%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$1,800
Streets and Highways 1$3,167$38,0040$0
Local Libraries 0$0 2$1,232
Totals for Government 1$3,167$38,0043$3,032

Ashton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $77,000 ($175.80)
    General - Other: $39,000 ($89.04)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($79.91)
    Financial Administration: $15,000 ($34.25)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($31.96)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($31.96)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($13.70)
    Parks & Recreation: $5,000 ($11.42)
    Fire Protection: $4,000 ($9.13)
    Libraries: $4,000 ($9.13)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($4.57)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($2.28)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Police Protection: $33,000 ($75.34)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.28)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $64,000 ($146.12)

Ashton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,000 ($38.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $14,000 ($31.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $12,000 ($27.40)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $13,000 ($29.68)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.28)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $54,000 ($123.29)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $37,000 ($84.47)
    General Support: $11,000 ($25.11)
  • Tax - Property: $125,000 ($285.39)
    NEC: $2,000 ($4.57)

Ashton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $178,000 ($406.39)

4.33% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,468 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.33%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from O'Brien County, IA  0.74% ($21,474 average AGI)


6.20% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,136 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to O'Brien County, IA  0.99% ($22,577 average AGI)
to Dickinson County, IA  0.61% ($56,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ashton:

  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KIWA (1550 AM; 1 kW; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KWOA (730 AM; 1 kW; WORTHINGTON, MN)
  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KELO (1320 AM; 5 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF S.D., INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ashton:

  • KIWA-FM (105.3 FM; SHELDON, IA; Owner: SHELDON BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • KELO-FM (92.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: MIDCONTINENT RADIO OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KNWC-FM (96.5 FM; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KWOA-FM (95.1 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KITN (93.5 FM; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KDCR (88.5 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: DORDT COLLEGE, INC.)
  • KLQL (101.1 FM; LUVERNE, MN; Owner: THREE EAGLES OF LUVERNE, INC.)
  • KISD (98.7 FM; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KJOE (106.1 FM; SLAYTON, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KSOU-FM (93.9 FM; SIOUX CENTER, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Ashton:

  • K33AB (Channel 33; SIBLEY, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KELO-TV (Channel 11; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF SIOUX FALLS, INC.)
  • KSFY-TV (Channel 13; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: ELCOM OF SOUTH DAKOTA, INC.)
  • KDLT-TV (Channel 46; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • K07TY (Channel 7; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: NOBLES BROADCASTING CO., LTD.)
  • K67GH (Channel 67; OTTUMWA, IA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KMEG (Channel 14; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KPTH (Channel 44; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: PAPPAS TELECASTING OF SIOUX CITY)
  • KTIV (Channel 4; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: KTIV TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KAUN (Channel 36; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: RAPID BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K15EB (Channel 15; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTTW (Channel 17; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: INDEPENDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • K25AA (Channel 25; ROCK RAPIDS, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KSIN-TV (Channel 27; SIOUX CITY, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KSMN (Channel 20; WORTHINGTON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)

Ashton fatal accident list:

Sep 23, 1983 02:00 PM, A-46, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 2, 1979 02:50 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ashton)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 1 1/2 Mi W (Lat: 43.301361 Lon: -95.809194), Call Sign: KNFV477
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.325 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/15/1997, Expiration Date: 06/03/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/06/2002
    Registrant: Howard Johnson, Rr 1, Ashton, IA 51232, Phone: (712) 724-6349

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • SIBLEY, 5484 220th St (Lat: 43.331944 Lon: -95.706667), Type: Tower, Structure height: 100.6 m, Overall height: 106.4 m, Call Sign: WPNN481
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/12/2008, Expiration Date: 09/22/2018, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KB0NMQ, Licensee ID: L00221859
    Grant Date: 04/15/2004, Expiration Date: 07/09/2014, Certifier: Mark L Carlson
    Registrant: Mark L Carlson, 135 1st Street, Ashton, IA 51232
  • Call Sign: KD0DJE, Licensee ID: L01379316
    Grant Date: 03/13/2008, Expiration Date: 03/13/2018, Certifier: Clayton J Scheibler
    Registrant: Clayton J Scheibler, 526 5th St, Ashton, IA 51232

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-135 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-290 SERIES (140 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2198A , Serial Number: 22-615, Year manufactured: 1952, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1955
    Registrant (Individual): Jack A Crowl, 5102 230th St, Ashton, IA 51232

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
Most common first names in Ashton, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1277.7 years
William1281.4 years
Harold873.4 years
Mary885.1 years
Elizabeth692.1 years
Louis684.3 years
Margaret687.0 years
Marie594.0 years
Henry584.2 years
Florence567.0 years
Most common last names in Ashton, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hatting1077.5 years
Lamfers981.6 years
Seivert977.5 years
Klein875.3 years
Johnson885.1 years
Tremmel879.4 years
Klosterman779.7 years
Dries785.7 years
Strouth774.0 years
Thom781.7 years

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  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Paper"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest temperature differences during a year"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Warehousing and storage"
  • #59 (51232) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Luxemburger first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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