Rising Sun, Indiana

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Rising Sun, Indiana
City
Ohio County courthouse in Rising Sun
Ohio County courthouse in Rising Sun
Location of Rising Sun in Ohio County, Indiana.
Location of Rising Sun in Ohio County, Indiana.
Coordinates: 38°57′0″N 84°51′24″W / 38.95000°N 84.85667°W / 38.95000; -84.85667Coordinates: 38°57′0″N 84°51′24″W / 38.95000°N 84.85667°W / 38.95000; -84.85667
CountryUnited States
StateIndiana
CountyOhio
TownshipRandolph
Government
 • MayorBrent Bascom
Area[1]
 • Total1.62 sq mi (4.18 km2)
 • Land1.49 sq mi (3.86 km2)
 • Water0.12 sq mi (0.32 km2)  7.64%
Elevation[2]502 ft (153 m)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total2,304
 • Estimate (2016)[4]2,195
 • Density1,472.17/sq mi (568.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code47040
Area code(s)812
FIPS code18-64674[5]
GNIS feature ID449718
Websitewww.cityofrisingsun.com

Rising Sun is a city in Randolph Township, Ohio County, Indiana, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 2,304 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of and the only incorporated community in Ohio County.[6]

History[edit]

The town was registered in 1816 by John James, originally of Frederick County, Maryland.[7] At the time, it had a population of about 700. Many German immigrants settled in Rising Sun.[8] The Rising Sun post office has been in operation since 1844.[9]

In the 1830s, Rising Sun was a seasonal stop for hundreds of flatboats daily heading down the Ohio River.[10]

The Clore Plow Works-J.W. Whitlock and Company and Rising Sun Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[11]

Geography[edit]

Rising Sun is located at 38°57′0″N 84°51′24″W / 38.95000°N 84.85667°W / 38.95000; -84.85667 (38.949867, -84.856782).[12]

According to the 2010 census, Rising Sun has a total area of 1.569 square miles (4.06 km2), of which 1.45 square miles (3.76 km2) (or 92.42%) is land and 0.119 square miles (0.31 km2) (or 7.58%) is water.[13]

Casino[edit]

The Rising Star Casino Resort (formerly known as Grand Victoria Casino & Resort) was opened in October 1996 by an affiliate of Hyatt Corporation with a 2,700-passenger riverboat and 40,000 square feet of gaming space.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18501,674
18601,7333.5%
18701,7601.6%
18801,8062.6%
18901,689−6.5%
19001,548−8.3%
19101,513−2.3%
19201,411−6.7%
19301,379−2.3%
19401,54512.0%
19501,93024.9%
19602,23015.5%
19702,3053.4%
19802,4787.5%
19902,311−6.7%
20002,4706.9%
20102,304−6.7%
Est. 20162,195[4]−4.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[14]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2010, there were 2,304 people, 1,004 households, and 591 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,589.0 inhabitants per square mile (613.5/km2). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 775.2 per square mile (299.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 1,004 households of which 26.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 41.1% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.24 and the average family size was 2.90.

The median age in the city was 43.9 years. 19.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 22.1% were from 25 to 44; 29.1% were from 45 to 64; and 19.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[5] 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 per square mile (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.

Rising Sun, on the Ohio River.

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.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 27.4% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 18.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 89.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $46,731. Males had a median income of $35,213 versus $23,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,221. 10.3% of the population and 7.0% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.1% are under the age of 18 and 15.1% are 65 or older.

Education[edit]

The town has a lending library, the Ohio County Public Library.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Jul 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved 2016-08-25.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-12-11.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  5. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  7. ^ History of Dearborn and Ohio Counties, Indiana. Chicago: F. E. Weakley & Company. 1885. p. 448. In the year 1807 John James, from Frederick County, Md., settled at Lawrenceburgh, and two years later exchanged his lands located there, with Col. Chambers for the land on which Rising Sun now stands.
  8. ^ "History". City of Rising Sun, Indiana. 2013. Retrieved May 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Ohio County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved August 25, 2016.
  10. ^ Wissing, Douglas (Mar 1, 2001). Indiana. Globe Pequot. p. 14. Retrieved 16 October 2013.
  11. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  12. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  13. ^ "G001 - Geographic Identifiers - 2010 Census Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-07-29.
  14. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  15. ^ "Indiana public library directory" (PDF). Indiana State Library. Retrieved 14 March 2018.

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