Licking, Ohio Population 2024

5,041

Licking is a city located in Fairfield County, Licking County, Muskingum County, and Perry County Ohio. Licking has a 2024 population of 5,041. Licking is currently growing at a rate of 0.82% annually and its population has increased by 3.6% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,866 in 2020.

The average household income in Licking is $127,852 with a poverty rate of 3.23%. The median age in Licking is 44.9 years: 43.9 years for males, and 44.9 years for females.

Licking Demographics

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

  • White: 92.76%
  • Asian: 3.29%
  • Two or more races: 2.76%
  • Black or African American: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Ohio
Land Area (mi²)
26.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
192.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.6% (175)
The current population of Licking, Ohio is 5,041 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,866.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,53592.76%
Asian1613.29%
Two or more races1352.76%
Black or African American581.19%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Asian

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Licking Population by Race

Licking Population Pyramid 2024

Licking Median Age

44.9

Total

43.9

Male

44.9

Female

Licking Adults

There are 3,848 adults, (1,016 of whom are seniors) in Licking.

Licking Age Dependency

72.6

Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Licking Sex Ratio

Female2,53851.91%
Male2,35148.09%

Licking Population by Age

Licking Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,7722.7695.74.3
Married1,2193.2697.12.9
Non Family4441.1694.15.9
Female813.961000
Male282.7942.957.1

3.3

Average Family Size

2.76

Average Household Size

95.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Licking Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2537.65%
Associates Degree2928.83%
Bachelors Degree69220.93%
Graduate Degree3049.19%
High School Graduate1,26238.16%
Less Than 9th Grade351.06%
Some College46914.18%

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

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White3,1332,889964
Asian93490
2+ Races626232
Black10100
Hispanic990

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 51.61%.

Licking Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$57,152$58,500$56,962
Graduate Degree$0$0$106,369
High School Graduate$61,611$63,365$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$67,703$0
Overall$61,692$68,912$55,190
Some College$57,981$66,806$48,000

$61,692

Average Earnings

$68,912

Average Male

$55,190

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

95% of Licking residents speak only English, while 5% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5% of the population.

Licking Language

Licking Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,5261503.31%
Asian16184.97%

3.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

2.13%

Male Poverty Rate

4.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Licking

The race most likely to be in poverty in Licking is Asian, with 4.97% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Licking is White, with 3.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 4.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 5.41%.

Licking Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade6.6%
High School5.94%
Some College3.42%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Licking Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.24%
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Licking Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Licking Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$115,921$152,401
Households$96,824$127,852
Married Families$123,281$-999,999,999
Non Families$48,594$54,427

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Licking Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

68.0%

Male Marriage Rate

57.3%

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 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Licking Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Licking Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

291

Number of Veterans

264

Male Veterans

27

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam110
Second Gulf War109
First Gulf War85
Korea9
World War II0

Licking Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54115
75+91
65 to 7465
55 to 6420
18 to 340

Licking Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2918.07%
Hispanic9100%

Licking Veterans by Race

Licking Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.84%

Veteran Disability Rate

Licking Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.3%

Labor Force Participation

57.2%

Employment Rate

3.4%

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

83.39%

Born in Licking

94.46%

Native Born

5.54%

Foreign Born

0.16%

Non Citizen

5.38%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.46% of Licking residents were born in the United States, with 83.39% having been born in Ohio. 0.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Licking Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,246410.79%
20285,205410.79%
20275,164410.8%
20265,123410.81%
20255,082410.81%
20245,041410.82%
20235,000410.83%
20224,959410.83%
20214,918521.07%
20204,866-101-2.03%
20194,967430.87%
20184,924611.25%
20174,863491.02%
20164,814410.86%
20154,773370.78%
20144,736300.64%
20134,706270.58%
20124,67970.15%
20114,672150.32%
20104,65700%

Licking Population by Year