Rising Sun, MD
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Rising Sun is a very small town located in the state of Maryland. With a population of 2,859 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rising Sun is the 173rd largest community in Maryland.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Rising Sun is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rising Sun is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Rising Sun who work in office and administrative support (13.72%), sales jobs (9.76%), and food service (8.00%).

One downside of living in Rising Sun, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.36 minutes every day commuting to work.

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

The percentage of adults in Rising Sun with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.23% of adults in Rising Sun have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Rising Sun in 2010 was $22,361, which is low income relative to Maryland, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,444 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Rising Sun include German, Italian, English, and Polish.

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

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