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Mount Sterling, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Sterling had a population of 7,318 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Sterling is located at latitude 38.0565 and longitude -83.9433 in Montgomery County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Sterling 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.

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Mount Sterling, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 7,318
Population in Households 7,079
Population in Familes 5,447
Population in Group Qrtrs 239
Population Density2 1,659
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $40,283
Average Household Income $52,659
Per Capita Income $22,111


Total Housing Units 3,508 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,477 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,618 (46.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 413 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $138,200
Average Home Value $155,945


Total Households 3,095
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 1,881
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.64% 0.76%
Households 0.52% 0.7%
Families 0.87% 0.57%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

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, 2018 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 # 65 88th
Population Density # 142 74th
Diversity Index # 158 71st
Median Household Income # 298 45th
Per Capita Income # 301 44th

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