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Mount Sterling is a township in Brown County.[NOTE: This is not the only community in Illinois named Mount Sterling. For links to other places called Mount Sterling, IL, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mount Sterling is 39.972N. The longitude is -90.748W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 705 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,562.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Mount Sterling demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Brown County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62378 ZIP code.
32% of Mount Sterling residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Sterling ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Sterling was $13,318, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Mount Sterling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mount Sterling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $215. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $566.
Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Sterling political report.
The average commute time for Mount Sterling workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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