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Mount Sterling is a city in Brown County.

It is the county seat.

Early settler named the community for the "sterling" quality of the soil
[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 39.987N. The longitude is -90.763W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 725 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,037.


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Median household income
Local
$27,434
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Mount Sterling demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Brown County Fair - July 31-Aug. 4, 2007
Dates often change. Check Mount Sterling web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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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 62353 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

29% of Mount Sterling residents report German ancestry, and 16% 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 $15,755, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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13% of Mount Sterling residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Mount Sterling include Mount Sterling Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Mount Sterling, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $211.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $558.


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Libraries in Mount Sterling include Brown County Public Library ... View libraries

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Brown County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Sterling political report.

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The average commute time for Mount Sterling workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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