You might be in for a surprise when you read it, though. To answer the question, “How many stars in the sky?” The total comes to 9,096 stars visible across the entire sky. Both hemispheres. Since we can only see half the celestial sphere at any moment, we necessarily divide that number by two to arrive at 4,548 stars (give or take depending on the season). And that’s from the darkest sky you can imagine. I don’t know about you, but that number seems paltry to one’s impression of an inky night in the backcountry.
While the total number of naked eye stars may seem unimpressive, consider what happens to the sky in and around cities, where most of us live. From the suburbs, the magnitude limit is around +4 for a worldwide total of about 900 stars or half that for your location. If we set the city limit at magnitude +2 (stars similar to the Big Dipper in brightness) we’re left with just 70 stars worldwide, or 35 stars visible from say, downtown Chicago or Boston.
Friendly @physicists compiled a nice catalogue to store all the visible stars in the sky for us all to analyze in python or excel: