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Stearns is in McCreary County.
Stearns is in the Eastern Coal Field region.
The community was named for Justus S. Stearns, founder
The latitude of Stearns is 36.698N. The longitude is -84.477W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,339 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,586.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Stearns demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the McCreary 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 42638 ZIP code.
6% of Stearns residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Stearns ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Stearns was $11,037, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Stearns residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Stearns, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $259. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $445.
McCreary County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Stearns political report.
The average commute time for Stearns workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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