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Rising Sun, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Rising Sun had a population of 2,327 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Rising Sun is located at latitude 38.9537 and longitude -84.8533 in Ohio County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rising Sun (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Ohio County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 502 feet.

The City of Rising Sun (GNIS ID: 2396381) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Rising Sun is located within Township of Randolph, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ohio County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rising Sun population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rising Sun: Risingsun.

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Rising Sun, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,327
Population in Households 2,286
Population in Familes 1,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density1 1,593
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 1,011
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 621
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,156 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 605 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 406 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 145 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $124,162
Average Home Value $144,421


Median Household Income $38,788
Average Household Income $51,227
Per Capita Income $22,481
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.15% 0.19%
Households 0.1% 0.16%
Families 0.8% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rising Sun, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rising Sun to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 201 71st
Population Density1 # 248 64th
Diversity Index2 # 410 39th
Median Household Income # 556 18th
Per Capita Income # 373 45th

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