Avon, Massachusetts and Sakhalin sturgeon

Avon is a town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 4,356 at the 2010 census.

Contents 1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Government 5 Education 6 Transportation 7 References 8 External links

History Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), of which, 4.4 square miles (11 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (4.16%) is water. Avon is bordered by the City of Brockton on the south, Stoughton on the west, Randolph on the northeast, and Holbrook on the east. Avon is 17 miles (27 km) south of Boston; 27 miles (43 km) northeast of Providence, Rhode Island; and 211 miles (340 km) from New York City. Demographics See also: List of Massachusetts locations by per capita income

At the 2000 census, there were 4,443 people, 1,705 households and 1,220 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,014.7 per square mile (391.7/km²). There were 1,740 housing units at an average density of 397.4 per square mile (153.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 93.45% White, 3.74% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.77% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population. In 2010, Avon was 92.37% Non-Hispanic White, down from 99.8% in 1990.

There were 1,705 households of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.5% were married couples living together, 12.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 23.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.13.

Age distribution was 22.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median household income was $50,305, and the median family income was $60,625. Males had a median income of $41,582 versus $32,837 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,410. About 4.3% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.5% of those under age 18 and 4.2% of those age 65 or over. Government

Avon is governed by a three-person Board of Selectmen who appoint a Town Administrator to carry out the day to day executive functions of the Board. Legislation is enacted in an Open Town Meeting. Education

The Avon School District serves Avon. Transportation

The town is served by the Brockton Area Transit Authority and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA), which provide public transit service to Brockton and Boston.

Sakhalin sturgeon and Avon, Massachusetts

The Sakhalin sturgeon (Acipenser mikadoi) is a species of fish in the Acipenseridae family. It is found in Japan and Russia.

Contents 1 Environment 2 Size 3 Biology 4 Identification 5 Distribution 6 Threats 7 Common names 8 References 9 Source

Environment

The Sakhalin sturgeon is known to be found in either a marine or freshwater environment within demersal depth range. This species is found in brackish waters. They are also native to a tropical climate. Size

The Sakhalin sturgeon has reached the maximum recorded length of about 150 centimeters or about 59 inches as an unsexed male. Biology

The Sakhalin sturgeon is considered to be a species that migrates up the river from the sea in order to spawn. During the months of April to May, the Sakhalin sturgeon feeds in the freshwater and then returns to the ocean during the summer. Identification

The Sakhalin sturgeon is recorded to be the colors of olive-green and dark green. Its sides have a yellowish white color and it includes an olive green stripe. The bottom lip of this species is split into two. Distribution

The Sakhalin sturgeon is commonly found in the areas of Northwest Pacific, Bering Sea, Tumnin or Datta river, northern Japan, and Korea. This species currently spawns persistently in the Tumnin River. Threats

The threats that are affecting the population of the Sakhalin sturgeon include illegal poaching, trawling, accidental bycatch, pollution, and construction of dams. Common names

The common names of the Sakhalin sturgeon in various languages include the following: Acipenser mikadoi : Italian (Italiano) Chôzame : Japanese (日本語) Jeseter severní : Czech (česky) Mikadosampi : Finnish (suomen kieli) Sakhalin sturgeon : English сахалинский осетр : Russian (русский язык) 米氏鱘 : Mandarin Chinese 米氏鲟 : Mandarin Chinese
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