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Rising Sun is a town in Cecil County, in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.

One tradition says the town was named for a tavern with a sun on its sign.

The latitude of Rising Sun is 39.697N. The longitude is -76.063W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 390 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,766.


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Median household income
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$41,089
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rising Sun demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Summer Hill
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 3. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area
Rising Sun attractions: Plumpton Park Zoo

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20% of Rising Sun residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rising Sun ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rising Sun was $17,835, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Rising Sun residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Rising Sun, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $471.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,086.


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Cecil County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rising Sun political report.

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The average commute time for Rising Sun workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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