Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

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Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
City
Downtown Mt. Sterling
Downtown Mt. Sterling
Motto: "Ringing with Unity and Pride"
Location of Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Location of Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°3′24″N 83°56′40″W / 38.05667°N 83.94444°W / 38.05667; -83.94444Coordinates: 38°3′24″N 83°56′40″W / 38.05667°N 83.94444°W / 38.05667; -83.94444
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyMontgomery
Established1792[1]
Incorporated1852[1]
Area
 • Total3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation974 ft (297 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total6,895
 • Density1,708.9/sq mi (659.8/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code40353
Area code(s)859
FIPS code21-54084
GNIS feature ID0498865
 
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Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
City
Downtown Mt. Sterling
Downtown Mt. Sterling
Motto: "Ringing with Unity and Pride"
Location of Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Location of Mount Sterling, Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°3′24″N 83°56′40″W / 38.05667°N 83.94444°W / 38.05667; -83.94444Coordinates: 38°3′24″N 83°56′40″W / 38.05667°N 83.94444°W / 38.05667; -83.94444
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyMontgomery
Established1792[1]
Incorporated1852[1]
Area
 • Total3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Land3.4 sq mi (8.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation974 ft (297 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total6,895
 • Density1,708.9/sq mi (659.8/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code40353
Area code(s)859
FIPS code21-54084
GNIS feature ID0498865

Mt. Sterling[2] – pronounced and often written as Mount Sterling – is a 4th-class city in Montgomery County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 6,895 at the 2010 U.S. census. It is the principal city of the Mount Sterling micropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

Mt. Sterling is located at 38°3′24″N 83°56′40″W / 38.05667°N 83.94444°W / 38.05667; -83.94444 (38.056613, -83.944500).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 5,876 people, 2,478 households, and 1,536 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,708.9 people per square mile (659.5/km²). There were 2,768 housing units at an average density of 805.0 per square mile (310.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.09% White, 8.73% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.75% from other races, and 1.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.68% of the population.

There were 2,478 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.0% were non-families. 33.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,050, and the median income for a family was $34,074. Males had a median income of $30,584 versus $21,081 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,585. About 17.1% of families and 19.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.4% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over.

Libraries[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
180080
1850533
186075441.5%
18701,04037.9%
18802,087100.7%
18903,62973.9%
19003,561−1.9%
19103,93210.4%
19203,9951.6%
19304,3508.9%
19404,7829.9%
19505,29410.7%
19609,30375.7%
19705,083−45.4%
19805,82014.5%
19905,362−7.9%
20005,8769.6%
20106,89517.3%
Est. 20137,1133.2%
U.S. Census Bureau[5]
2013 estimate[6]

The Mt. Sterling–Montgomery County Library was established in 1871. The Mt. Sterling–Montgomery County Library moved to the current location, accessible from both Main and Locust Streets, in July 1984. The building was officially dedicated on September 30, 1984. The local library added a branch in Camargo in October, 2008.

List of Registered Historical Places[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Mt. Sterling has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Mt. Sterling, Kentucky". Accessed 26 Aug 2013.
  2. ^ The abbreviated form Mt. Sterling is the city's official name, per the Commonwealth of Kentucky's Land Office.
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ Census Bureau Retrieved on 2012-1-26
  6. ^ Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 Population Estimates U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-05-23
  7. ^ Tom Eblen. "New location fitting for black history museum", Lexington Herald-Leader, February 8, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2013.
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Mt. Sterling, Kentucky

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