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Rising Sun is a city in Ohio County, in the Cincinnati metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for the grandeur of the sunrise over the Kentucky hills across the river.
The latitude of Rising Sun is 38.949N. The longitude is -84.853W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 502 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,441.
Site of an early setback for African-Americans. In 1854, a black resident named Arthur Barkshire traveled to Ohio and brought back his fiancee. He was charged with bringing a black person into the state, his marriage was nullified and he was fined $10.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Rising Sun demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Ohio County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Cincinnati area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47040 ZIP code.
27% of Rising Sun residents report German ancestry, and 18% 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 $17,221, compared with $21,587 nationally.
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 $373. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $775.
Libraries in Rising Sun include Ohio County Public Library ... View libraries
Ohio 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 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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