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Mount Sterling, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Mount Sterling had a population of 2,041 as of July 1, 2017. Mount Sterling ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Illinois. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Sterling is located at latitude 39.9854 and longitude -90.7641 in Brown County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Sterling (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Brown County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Mount Sterling (GNIS ID: 2395125) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mount Sterling is located within Township of Mount Sterling, a minor civil division (MCD) of Brown County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Mount Sterling population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Mount Sterling, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,041
Daytime Population: Workers 1,352
Daytime Population: Residents 1,074
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,426
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 1,702
Population in Familes 1,305
Population in Group Qrtrs 339
Population Density2 1,842
Diversity Index3 30


Median Household Income $34,433
Average Household Income $47,366
Per Capita Income $18,999


Total Housing Units 1,002 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 598 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 308 (30.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $78,036
Average Home Value $86,873


Total Households 906
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 531
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% -0.08%
Households 0.12% -0.11%
Families 0.48% -0.19%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   2.02%

Mount Sterling, IL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Sterling to the other 1,368 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Illinois by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 508 63rd
Population Density # 323 76th
Diversity Index # 370 73rd
Median Household Income # 1322 3rd
Per Capita Income # 1305 5th

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