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.



Total Population7,078
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population42


% of people married41.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.7%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$54,722
% Above Poverty Level76%
% Below Poverty Level24%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%


People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$622
Median House Value$118,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.3%
French Except Basque0.7%
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Mount Sterling Almanac

Nearest Large City29 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes40353
Phone Area Codes606,859
Time Zone
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

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)

Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp22 to 40 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.6 inches
StationFARMERS 2 S
Distance21.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp42 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
Distance36.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 42 F
Apr Temp39 to 67 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 69 F
Annual Precip48.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
North Middletown921$57,344

Mount Sterling Public Libraries

Montgomery County Public Library
241 WEST LOCUST STREET MOUNT STERLING, KY 40353 (38.054147, -83.946578)
Mount Sterling, Kentucky
(859) 498-2404

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Mount Sterling Public Schools

The Sterling School
700 Woodford Dr
(859) 497-8760
Total Enrollment 55
Montgomery County Area Technology Center
682 Woodford Dr
(859) 498-1103

Mount Sterling Private Schools

Mt Sterling Christian School
1051 Camargo Rd
Total Enrollment 5
Christian Traditional School
222 W Main St
Total Enrollment 13

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