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Mount Sterling, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Sterling had a population of 7,059 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Mount Sterling, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 7,059
Daytime Population: Workers 5,092
Daytime Population: Residents 3,703
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,795
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 6,820
Population in Familes 5,218
Population in Group Qrtrs 239
Population Density2 1,600
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $39,093
Average Household Income $51,367
Per Capita Income $21,681


Total Housing Units 3,463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,474 (42.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,529 (44.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 461 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $135,857
Average Home Value $154,003


Total Households 3,002
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,827
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.23% 0.38%
Households 0.17% 0.37%
Families 0.59% 0.22%
Median Household Income   2.45%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

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, 2017 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 Density # 147 73rd
Diversity Index # 159 71st
Median Household Income # 306 44th
Per Capita Income # 285 47th

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