Rising Sun is a town in Cecil County, Maryland, United States. The population was 2,781 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 1.27 square miles (3.29 km), of which, 1.26 square miles (3.26 km) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km) is water.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,781 people, 1,062 households, and 732 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,207.1 inhabitants per square mile (852.2/km). There were 1,137 housing units at an average density of 902.4 per square mile (348.4/km). The racial makeup of the town was 95.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.6% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.
There were 1,062 households of which 42.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.1% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 31.1% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.17.
The median age in the town was 32.5 years. 30.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.7% were from 25 to 44; 22.7% were from 45 to 64; and 11% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 47.8% male and 52.2% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,702 people, 681 households, and 456 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,826.6 people per square mile (706.6/km²). There were 716 housing units at an average density of 768.4 per square mile (297.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.5% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.2% of the population.
There were 681 households out of which 39.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.06.
In the town, the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 16.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.7 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $41,089, and the median income for a family was $48,646. Males had a median income of $36,765 versus $26,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,835. About 9.3% of families and 9.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.3% of those under age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or over.
Rising Sun Maryland neighborhoods include: Beaver Lodge, Conowingo Road, Maple Heights Ln, Pierce,273,Wilson,Biggs, Post Rd, Rising Sun, Slicers Mill, Spready Oak, Stubbs Hill Park, Sunrise Estates, Telegraph Rd, Wellingborough Estates