Mount Sterling, Illinois Population 2024

1,931

Mount Sterling is a city located in Brown County Illinois. Mount Sterling has a 2024 population of 1,931. It is also the county seat of Brown County.Mount Sterling is currently declining at a rate of -2.47% annually and its population has decreased by -3.06% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,992 in 2020.

The average household income in Mount Sterling is $70,049 with a poverty rate of 12.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Sterling is 34.2 years, 27.8 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Mount Sterling Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Sterling was:

  • White: 97.15%
  • Other race: 1.33%
  • Black or African American: 0.96%
  • Two or more races: 0.55%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,742.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3.06% (-61)
The current population of Mount Sterling, Illinois is 1,931 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,992.

Mount Sterling, Illinois Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,11597.15%
Other race291.33%
Black or African American210.96%
Two or more races120.55%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Mount Sterling Population by Race

Mount Sterling Population Pyramid 2024

Mount Sterling Median Age

34.2

Total

27.8

Male

39.2

Female

Mount Sterling Adults

There are 1,612 adults, (289 of whom are seniors) in Mount Sterling.

Mount Sterling Age Dependency

64.6

Age Dependency Ratio

21.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Sterling Sex Ratio

Female1,01846.76%
Male1,15953.24%

Mount Sterling Population by Age

Mount Sterling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,0062.0952.147.9
Non Family5161.253961
Married2773.136535
Female1412.5169.530.5
Male723.2562.537.5
showing: 5 rows

2.82

Average Family Size

2.09

Average Household Size

52.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Mount Sterling Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Mount Sterling Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Mount Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.89%.

Mount Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$44,335

Average Earnings

$52,344

Average Male

$38,723

Average Female

Mount Sterling Earnings by Educational Attainment

Mount Sterling Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Mount Sterling Language

95.11% of Mount Sterling residents speak only English, while 4.89% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.24% of the population.

Mount Sterling Language

Mount Sterling Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,93525313.07%
Hispanic143117.69%
Black11100%
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12.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.3%

Male Poverty Rate

18.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Sterling

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Sterling is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Sterling is Hispanic, with 7.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.54%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.24%.

Mount Sterling Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.18%
High School19.11%
Some College11.58%
Bachelors or Greater2.21%
showing: 4 rows

Mount Sterling Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed100%
Male Employed9.51%
Female Employed7.88%
Male Unemployed
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Mount Sterling Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Mount Sterling Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Mount Sterling Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.5%

Male Marriage Rate

30.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Sterling Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Mount Sterling Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Mount Sterling Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Mount Sterling Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

98

Number of Veterans

98

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Mount Sterling Veterans by War

count

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Mount Sterling Veterans by Age

count

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Mount Sterling Veterans by Race

Mount Sterling Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.22%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.41%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Sterling Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

68%

Labor Force Participation

65.9%

Employment Rate

3.1%

Unemployment Rate

Mount Sterling Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Sterling Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Mount Sterling Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

82.64%

Born in Mount Sterling

94.67%

Native Born

5.33%

Foreign Born

0.09%

Non Citizen

5.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.67% of Mount Sterling residents were born in the United States, with 82.64% having been born in Illinois. 0.09% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Mount Sterling Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,686-49-2.82%
20281,735-49-2.75%
20271,784-49-2.67%
20261,833-49-2.6%
20251,882-49-2.54%
20241,931-49-2.47%
20231,980-49-2.41%
20222,029-49-2.36%
20212,078864.32%
20201,992743.86%
20191,918150.79%
20181,903-16-0.83%
20171,919-12-0.62%
20161,931-20-1.03%
20151,951-15-0.76%
20141,966-15-0.76%
20131,981-19-0.95%
20122,00090.45%
20111,991-18-0.9%
20102,009
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Mount Sterling Population by Year