Rising Sun, IN
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Rising Sun is a very small city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 2,205 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rising Sun is the 195th largest community in Indiana. Much of the housing stock in Rising Sun was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Rising Sun is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.60% of the Rising Sun workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Rising Sun is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rising Sun who work in office and administrative support (15.82%), food service (12.07%), and management occupations (6.49%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Rising Sun has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Rising Sun has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Rising Sun than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Rising Sun may be for you.

As is often the case in a small city, Rising Sun doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Rising Sun, just 7.99% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rising Sun in 2010 was $20,521, which is middle income relative to Indiana, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,084 for a family of four. However, Rising Sun contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Rising Sun home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rising Sun residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rising Sun include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Rising Sun is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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