Locust, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Locust, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Locust had a population of 3,151 as of July 1, 2016. Locust ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Locust is located at latitude 35.2688 and longitude -80.4368 in Stanly County. The formal boundaries for the City of Locust (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Stanly County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Locust (GNIS ID: 2404946) 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 Locust is located within Township of Furr, a minor civil division (MCD) of Stanly County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Locust population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Locust: Locust Level.

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Locust, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,151
Population in Households 3,151
Population in Familes 2,756
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 388
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,247
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 948
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,397 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 978 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 269 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $170,256
Average Home Value $199,566


Median Household Income $56,287
Average Household Income $68,394
Per Capita Income $26,911
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.17% 0.72%
Households 1.49% 0.9%
Families 1.38% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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.

Locust, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Locust to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 242 67th
Population Density1 # 522 29th
Diversity Index2 # 599 19th
Median Household Income # 103 86th
Per Capita Income # 191 74th

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