Rising Sun, Indiana

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Rising Sun, Indiana

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High Points

Rising Sun strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Indiana):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Rising Sun Affordability of Property Taxes
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Rising Sun Walking and Biking to Work

Comparative Profile of Rising Sun, Indiana

Comparing Rising Sun to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Indiana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 8 7
Senior Citizens 7 9
Female Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 6 8
Racial Diversity 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 2
Male Share of the Population 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 3
Portion of People Married 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 7 5
People Above Poverty 6 4
College Educated Adults 5 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 9 9
Working at Home 7 9
Short Commute Times 5 5
Public Transportation Use 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Rents 5 7
Housing Recently Built 4 6

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Rising Sun Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 25 miles SW of Cincinnati, Ohio
County Ohio
Standard Zip Codes 47040
Phone Area Codes 812
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.949
Longitude -84.853

Rising Sun Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12.2 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 38 F
Apr Temp 43 to 65 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 42.6 inches
Station VEVAY
Distance 17.9 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 43 to 67 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 68 F
Annual Precip 45 inches
Station MILAN 5 NE
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 35 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 65 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Rising Sun Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,470 100%
Male 1,169 47.3%
Female 1,301 52.7%
Under 18 594 24%
18+ 1,876 76%
65+ 448 18.1%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3
White 2,421 98%
African-American 24 1%
Asian 4 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.2%
Other 1 0%
Mixed Race 13 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 0.7%

Estimated Rising Sun Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,405
Growth -65
Growth % -2.6%

Rising Sun Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 31.1%
German 28.5%
Irish 14.2%
English 10.7%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.1%
Scottish 2.7%
Dutch 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
French Canadian 1.1%
Welsh 0.8%
Italian 0.8%
Russian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Swedish 0.4%
Hungarian 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Polish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Rising Sun 2,470 $46,731
Aurora 3,965 $39,331
Dillsboro 1,436 $38,750
Greendale 4,296 $55,713
Lawrenceburg 4,685 $37,978
Milan 1,816 $41,435
Patriot 202 $38,438

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Rising Sun High Schools (2004)

Serves 315 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.5

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