Licking, Missouri

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2013: 3,108 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +111.3%
Males: 2,089  (67.2%)
Females: 1,019  (32.8%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
Missouri median age:  38.1 years

Zip codes: 65542.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $25,192 (it was $17,576 in 2000)
Licking:

$25,192
MO:

$46,931

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $11,352 (it was $12,802 in 2000)

Licking city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $63,780 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Licking:

$63,780
MO:

$133,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $85,765; Detached houses: $93,393; Mobile homes: $12,383

Median gross rent in 2013: $484.

Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Licking, MO (2013)

    Licking races chart
    • 2,36275.6%White alone
    • 54217.4%Black alone
    • 862.8%Two or more races
    • 782.5%Hispanic
    • 411.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.2%Other race alone
    • 20.06%Asian alone

Races in Licking detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Licking: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Licking, MO forum
Recent posts about Licking, Missouri on our local forum with over 1,800,000 registered users. Licking is mentioned 81 times on our forum:
Ancestors in Licking, Missouri  (2 replies)
Licking  (9 replies)
Finally Moved to Missouri  (8 replies)
Why you should be careful before moving anywhere  (315 replies)
South Jersey Transplant to Rolla, MO area - potentially???  (35 replies)
Location Suggestions in the Ozarks to start a family hobby farm  (61 replies)

Latest news from Licking, MO collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (14.3%), Irish (13.2%), United States (8.5%), English (6.0%), French (2.7%), Swedish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1935

Elevation: 1259 feet

Land area: 1.74 square miles.

Population density: 1,791 people per square mile   (low).

Licking, Missouri map

For population 25 years and over in Licking:

  • High school or higher: 76.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Licking city:

  • Never married: 41.2%
  • Now married: 27.2%
  • Separated: 3.1%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 22.7%

25 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.8%
Missouri:

3.9%



According to our research of Missouri and other state lists there were 20 registered sex offenders living in Licking, Missouri as of August 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Licking to the number of sex offenders is 154 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $380 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $355 (0.6%)

Licking satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MO (81.3 miles , pop. 151,580).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (117.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (373.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Raymondville, MO (3.3 miles ), Houston, MO (3.6 miles ), Edgar Springs, MO (3.8 miles) , Salem, MO (4.5 miles ), Plato, MO (4.5 miles) , Fort Leonard Wood, MO (4.7 miles ), Summersville, MO (5.0 miles ), St. Robert, MO (5.2 miles ).

Latitude: 37.50 N, Longitude: 91.86 W

Area code: 573

Licking household income distribution Licking home values distribution

Crime rates in Licking by Year
Type 2002 2007 2008
Murders 100
per 100,000 67.10.00.0
Rapes 200
per 100,000 134.10.00.0
Robberies 101
per 100,000 67.10.066.4
Assaults 423
per 100,000 268.3131.9199.3
Burglaries 2094
per 100,000 1,341.4593.7265.8
Thefts 455351
per 100,000 3,018.13,496.03,388.7
Auto thefts 234
per 100,000 134.1197.9265.8
Arson 000
per 100,000 0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 310.3) 562.7232.8244.8

(click on a table row to update graph)

City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Licking detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.63
Missouri average:

2.42
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Missouri:

6.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +142 (+10.7%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Utilities (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (30%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Licking: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Licking, Missouri

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Licking, Missouri average temperatures Licking, Missouri average precipitation Licking, Missouri humidity Licking, Missouri wind speed Licking, Missouri snowfall Licking, Missouri sunshine Licking, Missouri clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Licking-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Missouri state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/25/1954, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.6 miles away from the Licking city center killed 2 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/11/1979, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.5 miles away from the city center injured 9 people.

Earthquake activity:

Licking-area historical earthquake activity is near Missouri state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 129.5 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 129.8 miles away from Licking center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 226.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 154.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 155.1 miles away from Licking center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 234.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Texas County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Licking topographic map

Birthplace of: Orville Tuttle - Football player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Licking:

  • LICKING PARK MANOR (209 HICKORY STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Licking:

  • HOSPICE OF CARE (Hospital, about 14 miles away; HOUSTON, MO)
  • TEXAS COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; HOUSTON, MO)
  • HOUSTON HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; HOUSTON, MO)

Airports located in Licking:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Licking:

  • Missouri University of Science and Technology (about 33 miles; Rolla, MO; Full-time enrollment: 6,486)
  • Lincoln University (about 76 miles; Jefferson City, MO; FT enrollment: 2,348)
  • Mineral Area College (about 80 miles; Park Hills, MO; FT enrollment: 2,837)
  • Evangel University (about 80 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 2,036)
  • East Central College (about 81 miles; Union, MO; FT enrollment: 2,810)
  • Ozarks Technical Community College (about 81 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 10,356)
  • Missouri State University-Springfield (about 81 miles; Springfield, MO; FT enrollment: 16,660)

Public high school in Licking:

Public elementary/middle school in Licking:

See full list of schools located in Licking

Click to draw/clear city borders

Notable location: Licking Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Best Value Inn (209 South Highway 63).

Texas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 28.5%
(28.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.3% for American Indian residents, 37.5% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Missouri:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.6%
Whole state:  65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.0%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported
1,599 people in state prisons in 2010
49 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
55 people in nursing homes in 2000

Licking, Missouri environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

Licking compared to Missouri state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Licking (2011 data):

  • Town & Country Bank: Licking Branch at Main Street, branch established on 1924/10/30. Info updated 2009/04/24: Bank assets: $519.3 mil, Deposits: $444.9 mil, headquarters in Salem, MO, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Town & Country Bancshares, Inc
  • Landmark Bank, National Association: Licking Branch at 109 State Highway 32 West, branch established on 1996/09/09. Info updated 2011/09/28: Bank assets: $1,675.9 mil, Deposits: $1,490.4 mil, headquarters in Columbia, MO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 38 total offices, Holding Company: Landrum Company

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Missouri average:

11.0

Licking travel time to work - commute Licking mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (24%)
  • Wood (13%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Licking city (based on Texas County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,13984
Mainline Protestant8075
Other3604
Catholic3164
None11,386-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Texas County:

2.44 / 10,000 pop.
Missouri:

1.88 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Texas County:

6.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 18
Here:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.7%
Missouri:

8.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Texas County:

29.1%
Missouri:

29.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.4%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,596$39,5760$0
Other Government Administration 1$5,392$64,7045$604
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,700
Police Protection - Officers 5$14,900$35,7600$0
Streets and Highways 1$3,557$42,6840$0
Sewerage 1$4,492$53,9040$0
Water Supply 2$7,548$45,2880$0
Totals for Government 12$42,485$42,4857$2,304

5.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,648 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
Missouri average:

6.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Howell County, MO  0.45% ($27,194 average AGI)
from Wright County, MO  0.44% ($23,629)
from Greene County, MO  0.38% ($21,067)


6.09% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Missouri average:

6.91%

0.14% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,382 average AGI)
Texas County:

0.14%
Missouri average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Greene County, MO  0.60% ($25,292 average AGI)
to Howell County, MO  0.50% ($22,000)
to Pulaski County, MO  0.48% ($38,053)

Strongest AM radio stations in Licking:

  • KBTC (1250 AM; 1 kW; HOUSTON, MO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KJPW (1390 AM; 5 kW; WAYNESVILLE, MO; Owner: PULASKI COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • KBNN (750 AM; daytime; 5 kW; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • KRMS (1150 AM; 10 kW; OSAGE BEACH, MO; Owner: VIPER COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • KSMO (1340 AM; 1 kW; SALEM, MO; Owner: KSMO ENTERPRISES)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KWTO (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MO; Owner: KWTO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Licking:

  • KJEL (103.7 FM; LEBANON, MO; Owner: OZARK BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KZNN (105.3 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: KTTR-KZNN, INC.)
  • KUMR (88.5 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI)
  • K275AF (102.9 FM; HOUSTON, MO; Owner: LAKE AREA EDUC. B/CNG FOUNDATION)
  • KUNQ (99.3 FM; HOUSTON, MO; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KKID (92.9 FM; SALEM, MO; Owner: ULTRA-SONIC BROADCAST STATIONS, INC.)
  • KJPW-FM (102.3 FM; WAYNESVILLE, MO; Owner: PULASKI COUNTY BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • KSPQ (93.9 FM; WEST PLAINS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)
  • KDAA (97.5 FM; ROLLA, MO; Owner: KDAA-KMOZ, LLC)
  • KUKU-FM (100.3 FM; WILLOW SPRINGS, MO; Owner: MISSOURI OZARKS RADIO NETWORK,INC.)

Licking fatal accident list:

Dec 6, 1990 07:00 PM, 63, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 13, 1987 11:00 AM, 63, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jun 20, 1986 05:10 PM, 63, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Sep 27, 1980 02:00 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 5, 1977 06:10 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $306,000Total costs
  • 3,532Total average daily traffic
  • 353Total average daily truck traffic
  • 5,192Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Licking)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 500 Ft Due West Of A Point That Is Located 1500 Ft South Off Jct Hwy 63 & 32 (Lat: 37.497833 Lon: -91.864333), Call Sign: KNFR872
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.880 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2012, Expiration Date: 05/15/2022
    Registrant: Blake\'s Commercial Two-Way, Willard, MO 65781, Phone: (417) 839-2071, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Hwy 63 1.5 Mi S Of (Lat: 37.484194 Lon: -91.852917), Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WNEQ999
    Assigned Frequencies: 1875.00 MHz, 1885.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/17/1997, Expiration Date: 05/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 07/14/2000
    Registrant: Phone: (417) 468-2615
  • Licking, 12960 Kimble Road (Lat: 37.519667 Lon: -91.852111), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 103.6 m, Overall height: 109.7 m, Call Sign: WPTP320
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/06/2011, Expiration Date: 11/14/2021, Certifier: Kenneth R Meyers
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • HWY 63-MANSFIELD, 32651 S Hwy 63 (Lat: 37.618500 Lon: -91.864111), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 94.4 m, Call Sign: WQID206
    Assigned Frequencies: 10627.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/08/2008, Expiration Date: 01/08/2018, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Licking)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Licking)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 34
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Licking

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Licking, MO
Most common first names in Licking, MO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William5277.7 years
John5078.5 years
James3772.0 years
Mary3382.1 years
Robert2773.4 years
Charles2574.2 years
George2171.3 years
Mildred1776.4 years
Roy1472.2 years
Dorothy1372.1 years
Most common last names in Licking, MO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3179.7 years
Williams3074.6 years
Jones2771.1 years
Sullins2268.3 years
Johnson1578.3 years
Floyd1455.8 years
Bates1483.4 years
Buckner1481.4 years
Brown1379.1 years
Lewis1370.8 years
Businesses in Licking, MO
NameCountNameCount
MasterBrand Cabinets1True Value1
SONIC Drive-In1U-Haul1
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • J. Theodore Cherry (2)
  • Lorie D. Booker (1)
  • Gregory R. Brown (1)

Total of 3 patent applications in 2008-2015.