Mount Sterling, Iowa

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Mount Sterling is a city in Van Buren County, Iowa, United States. The population was 40 at the 2000 census.


Mount Sterling is located at 40°37′5″N 91°56′2″W / 40.61806°N 91.93389°W / 40.61806; -91.93389 (40.618058, -91.933898)[1], near the Iowa border with Missouri.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.4 square miles (1.0 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 40 people, 16 households, and 11 families residing in the city. The population density was 100.0 people per square mile (38.6/km²). There were 22 housing units at an average density of 55.0/sq mi (21.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.50% White and 2.50% Native American.

There were 16 households out of which 18.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.5% were married couples living together, and 31.3% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 32.5% from 25 to 44, 35.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $34,375. Males had a median income of $27,188 versus $19,375 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,072. There were no families and 3.3% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.


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