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Rising Sun, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Rising Sun had a population of 2,303 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rising Sun: Risingsun.

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Rising Sun, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,303
Daytime Population: Workers 1,106
Daytime Population: Residents 1,232
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,338
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 2,262
Population in Familes 1,755
Population in Group Qrtrs 41
Population Density2 1,577
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $39,968
Average Household Income $54,922
Per Capita Income $24,103


Total Housing Units 1,153 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 599 (52.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 404 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (13.0%)
Median Home Value $126,934
Average Home Value $148,372


Total Households 1,003
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 613
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% -0.24%
Households -0.03% -0.26%
Families 0.51% -0.43%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2017 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 # 203 70th
Population Density # 248 64th
Diversity Index # 376 45th
Median Household Income # 558 18th
Per Capita Income # 323 53rd

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