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Mount Sterling, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Sterling had a population of 7,058 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Sterling is located at latitude 38.0644 and longitude -83.948 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Sterling (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Montgomery County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 974 feet.

The City of Mount Sterling (GNIS ID: 2404324) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Mount Sterling is located within Mount Sterling Division of Montgomery County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Sterling population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Mount Sterling, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,058
Population in Households 6,819
Population in Familes 5,215
Population in Group Qrtrs 239
Population Density1 1,600
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 2,984
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,815
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,437 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,443 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,541 (44.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 453 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $134,046
Average Home Value $150,884


Median Household Income $38,642
Average Household Income $49,798
Per Capita Income $20,927
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% 0.44%
Households 0.1% 0.35%
Families 0.58% 0.18%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Mount Sterling, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Sterling to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 66 88th
Population Density1 # 146 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 161 71st
Median Household Income # 289 47th
Per Capita Income # 284 48th

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