Mount Sterling is a city located in Brown County Illinois. It is also the county seat of Brown County. With a 2020 population of 2,002, it is the 496th largest city in Illinois and the 10940th largest city in the United States. Mount Sterling is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually and its population has decreased by -9.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,220 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Mount Sterling has a population density of 1,806 people per square mile.
The average household income in Mount Sterling is $61,889 with a poverty rate of 12.81%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $446 per month, and the median house value is $88,400. The median age in Mount Sterling is 34.2 years, 31.4 years for males, and 37.4 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Sterlingwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 21.72%.
95.18% of Mount Sterling residents speak only English, while 4.82% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.32% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Sterling is White, with 12.46% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Sterling is Hispanic, with 17.20% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.09%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Mount Sterling
94.64% of Mount Sterling residents were born in the United States, with 87.16% having been born in Illinois. 0.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.