Licking, Missouri Population 2023

2,770

Licking is a city located in Texas County Missouri. With a 2023 population of 2,770, it is the 212th largest city in Missouri and the 9257th largest city in the United States.Licking is currently declining at a rate of -0.97% annually and its population has decreased by -2.84% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,851 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Licking has a population density of 1,300 people per square mile.

The average household income in Licking is $39,745 with a poverty rate of 22.88%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Licking is 38.4 years, 37 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

Licking Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Licking was:

  • White: 76.03%
  • Black or African American: 18.64%
  • Native American: 3.02%
  • Two or more races: 1.07%
  • Other race: 0.8%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.42%
  • Asian: 0%
The current population of Licking, Missouri is 2,770 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,851.

Licking, Missouri Population 2023

Population by Race

White

Black or African American

Native American

Two or more races

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Asian

Licking Population by Race

Licking Population Pyramid 2023

Licking Median Age

38.4

Total

37

Male

45.2

Female

Licking Adults

There are 2,218 adults, (455 of whom are seniors) in Licking.

Licking Age Dependency

48.2

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

22.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Licking Sex Ratio

Female87333.42%
Male1,73966.58%

Licking Population by Age

Licking Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

3.26

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

49.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Licking Households and Families

Male

Female

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Licking Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Licking Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 4.78%.

Licking Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

$21,274

Average Earnings

$20,791

Average Male

$25,441

Average Female

Licking Earnings by Educational Attainment

Licking Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Licking Language

96.42% of Licking residents speak only English, while 3.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.56% of the population.

Licking Language

Licking Poverty by Race

rate

22.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.56%

Male Poverty Rate

36.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Licking

The race most likely to be in poverty in Licking is White, with 31.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Licking is Black, with 0.41% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 50.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.63%.

Licking Poverty

Licking Poverty Rate by Education

Licking Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Licking Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Licking Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

32.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.9%

Male Marriage Rate

42.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Licking Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Licking Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Licking Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Licking Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

181

Number of Veterans

168

Male Veterans

13

Female Veterans

Licking Veterans by War

Licking Veterans by Age

count

Licking Veterans by Race

Licking Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

14.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.58%

Veteran Disability Rate

Licking Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

25.3%

Labor Force Participation

22.5%

Employment Rate

11.1%

Unemployment Rate

Licking Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Licking Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Licking Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

67.8%

Born in Licking

90.63%

Native Born

0.98%

Foreign Born

0.18%

Non Citizen

0.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.63% of Licking residents were born in the United States, with 67.8% having been born in Missouri. 0.18% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Licking Place of Birth

Note: data after 2020 is projected based on recent growth

Licking Population by Year