Mount Sterling, Ohio
Mount Sterling, Ohio
London Street in the historic district
Location of Mount Sterling, Ohio
Location of Mount Sterling in Madison County
|• Total||1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2)|
|• Land||1.73 sq mi (4.48 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||902 ft (275 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,030.1/sq mi (397.7/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||1065077|
Mount Sterling is located at (39.719528, -83.267999).
Mount Sterling was laid out in 1826 or 1828 by John J. Smith, Esq. of Mount Sterling, Kentucky, named after Smith's hometown, and recorded at London on June 26, 1829. The Mount Sterling Post Office was established on June 8, 1830, with Rowland Wilson as the first postmaster. The post office was discontinued on November 15, 1831, but re-established on April 6, 1832. The town was incorporated on March 12, 1845, and the corporation limits expanded in 1873. As of 1875, the community contained three churches, one bank, five dry goods stores, three grocery stores, two drug stores, one hotel, two harness shops, one hardware store, one stove store, two boot and shoe stores, two blacksmith shops, a carriage manufacturing company, one wagon shop, four physicians, and one flour mill. As of 1915, the town was lighted by electricity, had a city waterworks, and contained two grain elevators, one opera house, one high school, one grade school, and multiple churches and stores.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,782 people, 738 households, and 456 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,030.1 inhabitants per square mile (397.7/km2). There were 841 housing units at an average density of 486.1 per square mile (187.7/km2). The racial makeup of the village was 97.5% White, 0.3% African American, 0.4% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.3% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.0% of the population.
There were 738 households of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.1% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.2% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.98.
The median age in the village was 36.3 years. 24.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.9% were from 25 to 44; 26.1% were from 45 to 64; and 13.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 47.5% male and 52.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,865 people, 780 households, and 497 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,897.9 people per square mile (734.8/km²). There were 828 housing units at an average density of 842.6 per square mile (326.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.32% White, 0.21% African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.98% of the population.
There were 780 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 32.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the village, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 29.7% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, and 13.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 86.7 males. For every 100 womenage 18 and over, there were 84.5 men.
The median income for a household in the village was $33,412, and the median income for a family was $40,543. Males had a median income of $32,264 versus $25,819 for females. The per capita income for the village was $16,138. About 7.9% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.3% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.
The mayor is Lowell Anderson
The village had a small police department. In September 2011, all the paid officers except Chief Mike McCoy were laid off due to budget problems. In March 2012, the press reported that a part-time officer used a Taser to subdue a nine-year-old boy. As a result of the incident, the chief was suspended for three days while state officials investigated shutting down the department. The Chief later announced his resignation, officially for reasons unrelated to the taser incident. Since then, the Madison County Sheriff's Office has taken over.
In June 2016 the Village Administrator, Joe Johnson, was arrested on various counts of fraud and theft and the Village has been placed under the supervision of the Auditor of the State of Ohio. A year later, Mr. Johnson was convicted of committing various crimes and thefts estimated to be in excess of $1 million as was sentenced to over 10 years in jail.
Instead of a Village Administrator a Physical Manager has been appointed by the State Auditor.
- John W. Bricker was born on a farm near Mt. Sterling.
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- Bryan, Chester E., History of Madison County, Ohio, B.F. Bowen & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1915, Pg. 183.
- U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mount Sterling Post Office
- J. A. Caldwell, Caldwell's Atlas of Madison County, Ohio, Condit, Ohio, 1875, Pg. 10.
- "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 26, 2018.
- "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
- Ohio village police shut down after stun gun used, by the Associated Press, Coshocton Tribune, 11 March 2012