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Licking, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Licking is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Texas County at latitude 37.5005 and longitude -91.8611. Texas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Licking, but most people and references simply refer to it as Licking, Missouri.

The P1 Census Class Code for Licking indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Licking (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Licking: The Lick.

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Licking, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,092
Population in Households 1,606
Population in Familes 1,299
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,486
Population Density1 1,451
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 631
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 412
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 747 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 406 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 226 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (15.5%)
Median Home Value $89,198
Average Home Value $104,187


Median Household Income $27,280
Average Household Income $36,879
Per Capita Income $12,398
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.24% -0.1%
Households -0.11% -0.25%
Families 0.88% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Licking, MO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Licking to the other 1,032 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Missouri by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 197 81st
Population Density1 # 183 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 69 93rd
Median Household Income # 958 7th
Per Capita Income # 1015 2nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Missouri Census Data Comparison Tool.