Rising Sun, Indiana

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Rising Sun is a city in Randolph Township, Ohio County, Indiana, along the Ohio River. The population was 2,470 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Ohio County[3].



The town was registered in 1816 by John James, originally of Fredericksburg, Maryland. At that time it had a population of about 700.


Rising Sun is located at 38°57′0″N 84°51′24″W / 38.95°N 84.85667°W / 38.95; -84.85667 (38.949867, -84.856782)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), of which, 1.5 square miles (3.8 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (6.29%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,470 people, 1,034 households, and 645 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,664.4 people per square mile (644.4/km²). There were 1,119 housing units at an average density of 754.0/sq mi (291.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.02% White, 0.97% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.73% of the population.

There were 1,034 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.0% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.6% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 3.00.

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