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Rising Sun, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Rising Sun had a population of 2,979 as of July 1, 2017. Rising Sun ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rising Sun is located at latitude 39.7014 and longitude -76.0602 in Cecil County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Rising Sun (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Cecil County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 387 feet.

The Town of Rising Sun (GNIS ID: 2391391) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Rising Sun is located within District 6, Rising Sun, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cecil County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rising Sun population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rising Sun: Risingsun, Summer Hill, Summerhill.

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Rising Sun, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,979
Daytime Population: Workers 1,200
Daytime Population: Residents 1,513
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,713
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 2,978
Population in Familes 2,532
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 1,928
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $61,645
Average Household Income $72,108
Per Capita Income $26,562


Total Housing Units 1,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 748 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 380 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $259,358
Average Home Value $270,013


Total Households 1,128
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 816
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.28% 0.64%
Households 0.2% 0.58%
Families 0.79% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Rising Sun, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rising Sun to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 238 54th
Population Density # 199 62nd
Diversity Index # 420 19th
Median Household Income # 310 40th
Per Capita Income # 371 29th

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