Locust, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Locust, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Locust had a population of 3,325 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Locust: Locust Level.

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Locust, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,325
Population in Households 3,325
Population in Familes 2,915
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 409
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $58,979
Average Household Income $75,542
Per Capita Income $29,355


Total Housing Units 1,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 980 (68.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 314 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 146 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $179,146
Average Home Value $207,117


Total Households 1,294
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 982
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 1.54% 1.2%
Households 1.58% 1.21%
Families 1.48% 1.13%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

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, 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 # 237 68th
Population Density # 509 31st
Diversity Index # 596 20th
Median Household Income # 123 83rd
Per Capita Income # 183 75th

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