Income/capita 20%
Household income 15%
Unemployment 44%
IndexMount SterlingIllinoisNational
Income per capita$23,738$31,502$29,829
Median household income$46,838$59,196$55,322
Median income owner occupied$52,750$75,354$70,586
Median income renter occupied$27,542$34,488$35,192
Median earnings male$31,143$40,474$36,919
Median earnings female$24,079$27,197$26,250
Unemployment rate2.6%5.3%4.7%
Poverty level15.3%14.0%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Mount Sterling is 20% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Mount Sterling is 15% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Mount Sterling is 44% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Mount Sterling is 1% higher than the national average

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      Mount Sterling employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.0%1.0%
      Manufacturing sector15.9%4.7%
      Financial & insurance services1.5%1.4%
      Wholesale & retail services36.7%26.3%
      Public administration8.0%4.3%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.2%3.3%
      Education, health & social services5.6%35.4%

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      Mount Sterling, IL2,184$46,83815%

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      Source: The Mount Sterling, IL employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).