Licking, MO Profile: Facts & Data


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Licking, Missouri - Basic Facts

The City of Licking had a population of 3,045 as of July 1, 2018. Licking ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Missouri. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Licking is located at latitude 37.4995 and longitude -91.8571 in Texas County. 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. Texas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,263 feet.

The City of Licking (GNIS ID: 2395703) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Licking is located within Township of Sherrill, a minor civil division (MCD) of Texas County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Licking: The Lick.

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Licking, MO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,045
Population in Households 1,527
Population in Familes 1,226
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,518
Population Density2 1,429
Diversity Index3 45


Median Household Income $28,181
Average Household Income $39,475
Per Capita Income $13,099


Total Housing Units 744 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 368 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 229 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 147 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $83,565
Average Home Value $117,818


Total Households 597
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 388
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.31% -0.17%
Households -0.73% -0.37%
Families -0.28% -0.47%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   0.77%

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, 2018 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 # 202 81st
Population Density # 187 82nd
Diversity Index # 71 93rd
Median Household Income # 989 4th
Per Capita Income # 1020 1st

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