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People

Total Population 2,869
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 1,168
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 53%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $72,708
% Above Poverty Level 85.3%
% Below Poverty Level 14.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 25.2%
Median Gross Rent $815
Median House Value $218,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.2%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 21.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rising Sun Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles SE of Lancaster, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 39 miles NE of Baltimore, Maryland
County Cecil
Standard Zip Codes 21911
Phone Area Codes 410
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.697
Longitude -76.063

Rising Sun Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CONOWINGO DAM
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 64 F
Jul Temp 65 to 88 F
Oct Temp 44 to 67 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station OCTORARO LAKE
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 37 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 87 F
Oct Temp 41 to 67 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station ABERDEEN PHILLIPS FIELD
Distance 16.9 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 41 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charlestown 1,152 $86,765
Elkton 15,718 $66,118
Havre de Grace 13,445 $88,092
North East 3,700 $82,455
Perryville 4,427 $81,506
Port Deposit 560 $46,250

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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