Mount Sterling is a city located in Montgomery County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Montgomery County. With a 2020 population of 7,690, it is the 60th largest city in Kentucky and the 4999th largest city in the United States. Mount Sterling is currently growing at a rate of 0.87% annually and its population has increased by 1.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,558 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Mount Sterling has a population density of 1,713 people per square mile.
The average household income in Mount Sterling is $53,280 with a poverty rate of 24.18%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $566 per month, and the median house value is $140,500. The median age in Mount Sterling is 37.2 years, 34.9 years for males, and 39.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Mount Sterlingwas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 26.32%.
99.45% of Mount Sterling residents speak only English, while 0.55% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.55% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Sterling is Black, with 56.12% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Sterling is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.48%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.56%.
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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
99.60% of Mount Sterling residents were born in the United States, with 78.09% having been born in Kentucky. 0.21% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.