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The Village of Mount Sterling had a population of 233 as of July 1, 2021. Mount Sterling ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Sterling is located at latitude 43.3153 and longitude -90.9287 in Crawford County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Mount Sterling encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Crawford County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

The Village of Mount Sterling has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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Mount Sterling, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 233 (100%)
Population in Households 233 (100.0%)
Population in Families 191 (82.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 164
Diversity Index2 6


Median Household Income $53,073
Average Household Income $69,286
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $31,336
Wealth Index5 76


Total HU (Housing Units) 110 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (14.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $150,000
Average Home Value $187,500
Housing Affordability Index3 224


Total Households 98
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 67
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.89% 0.17%
Households 0.96% 0.4%
Families 0.55% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.94%
Owner Occupied HU   0.24%

Mount Sterling, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Sterling to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 664 15th
Population Density # 674 13th
Median Household Income # 567 27th
Housing Affordability Index # 649 83rd
Per Capita Income # 362 54th
Diversity Index # 756 3rd

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