is a city in Montgomery County
, United States
. The population was 5,876 at the 2000 census
. It is the principal city of the Mount Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area
Mount Sterling is located at (38.056613, -83.944500).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.9 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
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/sq mi (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
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.
- Henry Daniel (March 15, 1786 - October 5, 1873) was a United States Representative from Kentucky.
- Amos Davis (August 15, 1794 - June 11, 1835) was a United States Representative from Kentucky.
- Ernie Fletcher (November 12, 1952 - ), Governor of Kentucky (2003-2007).
- Jeremy Sumpter, raised in Mount Sterling (born in Carmel, California, actor
- Justin Wilson - Country Music singer
- Jeff Vice - Songwriter
- James L. White - Screenwriter of the Adward winning "RAY"
- Nancy Green-November 17, 1834 - September 23, 1923 born into slavery in Montgomery County Kentucky, the original Aunt Jemima.
List of Registered Historical Places
October Court Day
Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to Mount Sterling for Court Day. The event is held on the third Monday of October, with festivities beginning on the prior Friday (recently changed from Saturday by city since school is out anyway on that Friday).