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Overview

Introduction to Mount Sterling, Kentucky

Mount Sterling, Kentucky, in Montgomery county, is 29 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky.

Mount Sterling History

The city of Mount Sterling is the county seat of Montgomery County. The city is located in the Bluegrass region. It was settled in the year 1792 by Hugh Forbes, a Scotsman. He was known to hold a land grant near an ancient tribal burial site known as the "Little Mountain." In order to pick a name for the developing settlement, Forbes combined the name of the mound with Sterling. The city was known for its business potential and witnessed several developments in business, education, and infrastructure.

Mount Sterling and nearby Attractions

  • Hopewell Museum
  • Fort Boonesboro State Park
  • Cane Ridge Meeting House
  • Daniel Boone National forest
  • Kentucky State Horse Farm Park
  • Nannie Clay Wallis Arboretum

Things To Do In Mount Sterling

Tourists can visit the Daniel Boone National Forest that is spread across a vast region. The Kentucky State Horse Farm Park is also a nice place to visit. It is a working horse farm and an educational theme park. People can also visit the Cane Ridge Meeting House. Tourists can also be a part of the local festivals such as the Gateway Music and Arts Festival, which is held every year in the month of September.

Mount Sterling Transportation

Air transportation can be availed from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Mount Sterling Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued from Lexington Community College, Morehead State University, University of Kentucky, and Eastern Kentucky University.

People

Total Population 7,078
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,207
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,722
% Above Poverty Level 76%
% Below Poverty Level 24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 36.5%
Median Gross Rent $622
Median House Value $118,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.3%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 16.2%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Sterling Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 29 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Montgomery
Standard Zip Codes 40353
Phone Area Codes 859
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.056
Longitude -83.943

Mount Sterling Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MOUNT STERLING
Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 46.6 inches
Station FARMERS 2 S
Distance 21.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Station HEIDELBERG
Distance 36.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 42 F
Apr Temp 39 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 69 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Jeffersonville 1,761 $36,181
North Middletown 921 $57,344
Owingsville 1,776 $34,453
Sharpsburg 405 $41,042
Stanton 2,707 $39,688
Winchester 18,388 $49,435

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Mount Sterling Public Libraries

Library
Mt. Sterling-montgomery County Public Library
241 WEST LOCUST STREET
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
(859) 498-2404

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Mount Sterling Hospitals

MARY CHILES HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
50 STERLING AV
(859) 498-1220
Emergency Service: Yes

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Mount Sterling High Schools

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
724 WOODFORD DR
859-497-8765
Serves 1,102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16

GATEWAY JUV DIVERSION PROJECT ALT SCH
29 N MAYSVILLE AVE
859-498-9892
A Non-traditional School
Serves 7 students.

HILLCREST HALL TREATMENT CENTER ALT SCH
2479 GRASSY LICK RD
859-498-6574
A Non-traditional School
Serves 6 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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