Rising Sun, MD

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Living in Rising Sun

Rising Sun is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,781 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rising Sun is the 173rd largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns, Rising Sun isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rising Sun are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rising Sun is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rising Sun who work in office and administrative support (11.03%), sales jobs (9.75%), and food service (8.10%).

In Rising Sun, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.51 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Rising Sun does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Rising Sun is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.30% of adults 25 and older in Rising Sun have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rising Sun in 2018 was $27,521, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,084 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, German, English, Italian, and Polish.

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