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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,136
Male Share of the Population45.9%
Female Share of the Population54.1%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+2,790
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married41.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$28,393
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,087
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,865

Wealth

Median Family Income$46,955
% Above Poverty Level72.6%
% Below Poverty Level27.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone32%
Median Gross Rent$617
Median House Value$118,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.7%
German12.7%
Irish11.9%
English8.2%
Dutch1.6%
Scottish1.1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Polish0.5%
Italian0.4%
African0.2%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Mount Sterling Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montgomery County
Standard Zip Codes40353
Phone Area Codes606,859
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude38.06
Approximate Longitude-83.94

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)

StationMOUNT STERLING
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
StationHEIDELBERG
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
Jeffersonville1,709$40,547
North Middletown753$55,000
Owingsville1,896$36,397
Sharpsburg425$29,091
Stanton2,685$44,261
Winchester18,395$50,745

Mount Sterling Public Libraries

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

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Mount Sterling Public Schools

Camargo Elementary School
4307 Camargo Rd
ZIP: 40353
(859) 497-8776
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Gateway Children's Services
37 North Maysville
ZIP: 40353
(859) 497-6428
High
Total Enrollment 18
Hillcrest Hall Treatment Center
209 Davis Rd
ZIP: 40353
(859) 498-6574
High
Total Enrollment 12
Mapleton Elementary School
809 Indian Mound Dr
ZIP: 40353
(859) 497-8752
Primary
Total Enrollment 674
Mcnabb Middle School
3570 Indian Mound Drive
ZIP: 40353
(859) 497-8770
Middle
Total Enrollment 718
Montgomery County Accelerated Academy
700 Woodford Drive
ZIP: 40353
(859) 497-8761
Montgomery County Early Learning Center
212 North Maysville St
ZIP: 40353
(859) 497-8724
Primary
Total Enrollment 109
Montgomery County High School
724 Woodford Drive
ZIP: 40353
(859) 497-8765
High
Total Enrollment 1338
Montgomery County Intermediate School
29 North Maysville
ZIP: 40353
(859) 497-8703
Middle
Total Enrollment 712
Mount Sterling Elementary School
6601 Indian Mound Dr
ZIP: 40353
(859) 497-8730
Primary
Total Enrollment 635
The Sterling School
212 North Maysville St
ZIP: 40353
(859) 497-8724
High
Total Enrollment 51

Mount Sterling Private Schools

Christian Traditional School
222 W Main St
ZIP: 40353
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Mt Sterling Christian School
1051 Camargo Rd
ZIP: 40353
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
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