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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rising Sun demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cecil County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Wilmington-Newark area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 21911 ZIP code.
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.
13% of Rising Sun residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Rising Sun, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $471. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,086.
Libraries in Rising Sun include Rising Sun Branch ... View libraries
Cecil County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rising Sun political report.
The average commute time for Rising Sun workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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