Mount Sterling, Kentucky Population 2020

7,402
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Mount Sterling is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 7,402, it is the 55th largest city in Kentucky and the 3816th largest city in the United States. Mount Sterling is currently growing at a rate of 0.84% annually and its population has increased by 7.35% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,895 in 2010. Spanning over 5 miles, Mount Sterling has a population density of 1,649 people per square mile.

The average household income in Mount Sterling is $54,064 with a poverty rate of 24.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $665 per month, and the median house value is $122,300. The median age in Mount Sterling is 38.7 years, 37.1 years for males, and 40.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 82.9 males.

Mount Sterling Demographics

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

  • White: 91.60%
  • Black or African American: 6.13%
  • Native American: 1.18%
  • Two or more races: 0.99%
  • Asian: 0.10%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Mount Sterling, Kentucky is 7,402, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 7,278.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,895.

Mount Sterling, Kentucky Population 2020

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202047,5112370.50%
201947,2742370.50%
201847,0372370.50%
201746,8004330.93%
201646,3672130.46%
201546,1543530.76%
201445,8012520.55%
201345,5495641.24%
201244,9851000.22%
201144,8853520.78%
201044,5330.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,57791.60%
Black or African American4406.13%
American Indian and Alaska Native851.18%
Two or More Races710.99%
Asian70.10%
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Mount Sterling Population Pyramid 2020

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Mount Sterling Median Age

38.7


Total

37.1


Male

40.3


Female

Mount Sterling Adults

There are 5,349 adults, (1,162 of whom are seniors) in Mount Sterling.

Mount Sterling Age Dependency

71.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

43.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Mount Sterling Sex Ratio

Female

3,926

54.68%

Male

3,254

45.32%

Mount Sterling Households and Families

Mount Sterling Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Mount Sterling Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married72.9%27.1%
All46.9%53.1%
Non Family34.8%65.2%
Female22.6%77.4%
Male21.1%78.9%

46.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,8182.4846.9
Married1,1422.9672.9
Non Family9141.4234.8
Female6672.922.6
Male953.9921.1

2.86

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

8.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Mount Sterling Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1984.19%
9th to 12th Grade3477.34%
High School Graduate1,92040.62%
Some College1,08322.91%
Associates Degree1954.13%
Bachelors Degree62913.31%
Graduate Degree3557.51%
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Mount Sterling Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,1983,761935
Black36025238
Hispanic111111
Native American3535
Multiple Races232311

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 47.83%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,181$40,946$25,691
Less Than High School$$$18,125
High School Grad$25,107$32,138$16,111
Some College$30,357$42,574$25,108
Bachelors Degree$42,014$56,330$37,730
Graduate Degree$60,049$133,266$55,809

$30,181

Average Earnings

$40,946

Average Male

$25,691

Average Female

Mount Sterling Language

Mount Sterling Language by Age

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Mount Sterling Language

99.08% of Mount Sterling residents speak only English, while 0.92% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.47% of the population.

Mount Sterling Poverty

Mount Sterling Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White6,2801,57525.08%
Black3948621.83%
Multiple712028.17%

24.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.09%

Male Poverty Rate

28.01%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Mount Sterling

The race most likely to be in poverty in Mount Sterling is Multiple, with 28.17% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Mount Sterling is Black, with 21.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.32%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School46.91%
High School26.22%
Some College14.68%
Bachelors or Greater2.44%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed83.65%
Male Unemployed48.51%
Female Employed14.32%
Male Employed11.92%

Mount Sterling Income

Mount Sterling Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,716$54,064
Families$56,424$64,357
Married Families$77,522-
Non Families$23,163$28,006
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Mount Sterling Marital Status

Mount Sterling Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

44.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.2%

Male Marriage Rate

37.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Mount Sterling Married by Age and Sex

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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 35-44.

Mount Sterling Marital Status by Race

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Mount Sterling Veterans

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414

Number of Veterans

372

Male Veterans

42

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War139
First Gulf War108
Vietnam96
Korea59
World War II7
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Age Group Veterans
75+130
35 to 5498
65 to 7468
18 to 3466
55 to 6452
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Name Veterans % of Total
White3587.28%
Black5615.34%

Mount Sterling Veterans by Education

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5.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.95%

Veteran Disability Rate

Mount Sterling Employment Status

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55.3%

Labor Force Participation

51%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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77.05%

Born in Kentucky

99.71%

Native Born

0.29%

Foreign Born

0.19%

Non Citizen

0.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.71% of Mount Sterling residents were born in the United States, with 77.05% having been born in Kentucky. 0.19% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20207,402620.84%
20197,340620.85%
20187,278690.96%
20177,209620.87%
20167,14760.08%
20157,141400.56%
20147,101510.72%
20137,050901.29%
20126,960160.23%
20116,944420.61%
20106,9021,0261.62%
20005,8765140.92%
19905,362-458-0.82%
19805,8207371.36%
19705,083-287-0.55%
19605,370760.14%
19505,2945121.02%
19404,7824320.95%
19304,3503550.85%
19203,995630.16%
19103,9323711.00%
19003,561-68-0.19%
18903,6290.00%