Mount Sterling, Kentucky Population 2024

7,553

Mount Sterling is a city located in Montgomery County Kentucky. Mount Sterling has a 2024 population of 7,553. It is also the county seat of Montgomery County.Mount Sterling is currently declining at a rate of -0.01% annually and its population has decreased by -0.01% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 7,554 in 2020.

The average household income in Mount Sterling is $57,812 with a poverty rate of 25.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Mount Sterling is 40.8 years, 38.2 years for males, and 41.5 years for females.

Mount Sterling Demographics

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

  • White: 94.49%
  • Black or African American: 3.96%
  • Two or more races: 1.55%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
4.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,682.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.01% (-1)
The current population of Mount Sterling, Kentucky is 7,553 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 7,554.

Mount Sterling, Kentucky Population 2024

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Mount Sterling Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White7,11794.49%
Black or African American2983.96%
Two or more races1171.55%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Mount Sterling Population by Race

Mount Sterling Population Pyramid 2024

Mount Sterling Median Age

40.8

Total

38.2

Male

41.5

Female

Mount Sterling Adults

There are 6,034 adults, (1,114 of whom are seniors) in Mount Sterling.

Mount Sterling Age Dependency

53.1

Age Dependency Ratio

22.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Sterling Sex Ratio

Female3,84050.98%
Male3,69249.02%

Mount Sterling Population by Age

Mount Sterling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1942.2948.951.1
Non Family1,1031.342.357.7
Married1,0642.9784.215.8
Female8452.6214.785.3
Male1822.8141.258.8
showing: 5 rows

2.74

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

48.9%

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 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 50.67%.

Mount Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,293

Average Earnings

$56,607

Average Male

$29,034

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

98.94% of Mount Sterling residents speak only English, while 1.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.61% of the population.

Mount Sterling Language

Mount Sterling Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White6,8261,67124.48%
Black28915453.29%
Multiple11710.85%
showing: 3 rows

25.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.15%

Male Poverty Rate

28.82%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Sterling

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Sterling is Black, with 53.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Sterling is Multiple, with 0.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.64%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.09%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.02%.

Mount Sterling Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade50.18%
High School24.37%
Some College10.56%
Bachelors or Greater8.61%
showing: 4 rows

Mount Sterling Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed22.23%
Male Employed10.13%
Male Unemployed
Female 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

35.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.0%

Male Marriage Rate

33.1%

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 Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

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

433

Number of Veterans

355

Male Veterans

78

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

Veteran Poverty Rate

56.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Sterling Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.6%

Labor Force Participation

49.6%

Employment Rate

5.7%

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

77.68%

Born in Mount Sterling

99.47%

Native Born

0.53%

Foreign Born

0.17%

Non Citizen

0.36%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.47% of Mount Sterling residents were born in the United States, with 77.68% having been born in Kentucky. 0.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Mount Sterling Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,548-1-0.01%
20287,549-1-0.01%
20277,550-1-0.01%
20267,551-1-0.01%
20257,552-1-0.01%
20247,553-1-0.01%
20237,554-1-0.01%
20227,555-1-0.01%
20217,55620.03%
20207,5543204.42%
20197,234130.18%
20187,221560.78%
20177,165500.7%
20167,115
20157,115340.48%
20147,081450.64%
20137,036871.25%
20126,94980.12%
20116,941370.54%
20106,9041,02817.49%
20005,8765149.59%
19905,362-458-7.87%
19805,82073714.5%
19705,083-287-5.34%
19605,370761.44%
19505,29451210.71%
19404,7824329.93%
19304,3503558.89%
19203,995631.6%
19103,93237110.42%
19003,561-68-1.87%
18903,629
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Mount Sterling Population by Year