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Mount Sterling, Illinois - Basic Facts

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The City of Mount Sterling had a population of 2,075 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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Mount Sterling, IL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,075
Population in Households 1,735
Population in Familes 1,332
Population in Group Qrtrs 340
Population Density1 1,872
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 921
Average Household Size 1.88
Family Households 540
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 1,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 612 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $76,818
Average Home Value $86,538


Median Household Income $33,448
Average Household Income $44,621
Per Capita Income $17,993
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.39% 0.1%
Households 0.41% 0.11%
Families 0.82% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.02%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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, 2016 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 # 504 63rd
Population Density1 # 314 77th
Diversity Index2 # 366 73rd
Median Household Income # 1312 4th
Per Capita Income # 1306 5th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Illinois Census Data Comparison Tool.