Mount Sterling, Illinois

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Mount Sterling, Illinois

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High Points

Mount Sterling strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Mount Sterling Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 13% Mount Sterling Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Mount Sterling, Illinois

Comparing Mount Sterling to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Female Share of the Population 6 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Age of the Population 5 6
Male Share of the Population 5 5
Racial Diversity 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 2
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 6 5
People Above Poverty 6 3
Median Family Income 5 3
People in Middle Class or Better 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 9
Working at Home 6 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 6
Housing Recently Built 2 2

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Mount Sterling Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 60 miles W of Springfield, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles N of St. Louis, Missouri
County Brown
Standard Zip Codes 62353
Phone Area Codes 217
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.987
Longitude -90.763

Mount Sterling Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 32 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 66 F
Annual Precip 39.3 inches
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 64 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.1 inches
Distance 23.3 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 43 to 63 F
Jul Temp 67 to 86 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
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Mount Sterling Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,070 100%
Male 993 48%
Female 1,077 52%
Under 18 476 23%
18+ 1,594 77%
65+ 434 21%
Median Age 37.7
Average Family Size 2.89
White 2,040 98.6%
African-American 3 0.1%
Asian 7 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 4 0.2%
Mixed Race 13 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 20 1%

Estimated Mount Sterling Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,011
Growth -59
Growth % -2.9%

Mount Sterling Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 26.9%
US/American 21.3%
English 19.2%
Irish 14%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.4%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scottish 1.8%
Dutch 1.5%
Polish 1.2%
European 1.2%
Swedish 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
British 0.6%
Acadian/Cajun 0.4%
Greek 0.2%
Canadian 0.2%
Italian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Mount Sterling, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cooperstown (62353)
Hersman (62353)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Mount Sterling 2,070 $40,363
Clayton 904 $32,813
Meredosia 1,041 $40,917
Perry 437 $35,750
Ripley 103 $39,375
Rushville 3,212 $38,125
Versailles 567 $42,083
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Mount Sterling High Schools (2004)

(Sorted by Number of Students)

P O BOX 1000
A Non-traditional School
Serves 432 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 43.2

500 E MAIN
Serves 223 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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