Mount Sterling is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 7,208 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Mount Sterling is the 65th largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mount Sterling is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Sterling is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Sterling who work in office and administrative support (11.27%), sales jobs (10.07%), and teaching (8.71%).
The population of Mount Sterling overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Mount Sterling, 23.09% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mount Sterling in 2010 was $22,434, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,736 for a family of four. However, Mount Sterling contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Mount Sterling is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mount Sterling home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mount Sterling residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mount Sterling include German, English, Scottish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Mount Sterling is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.