Locust, NC 28097 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 28097: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Locust, NC 28097

Not Acceptable, USPS
Western Hills, NC 28097

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • County: Stanly County
  • Centroid: Latitude 35.265, Longitude -80.427
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 28097 has segments in 2 Counties (Cabarrus, Stanly).

  • Businesses Addresses: 274
  • PO Box Addresses: 323
  • Residential Addresses: 2,429
    • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
    • Single Family Addresses: 2,429

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Database updated: August 1, 2018, Maps updated: August 1, 2018.

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  1. 28097 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for 28097 (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
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Locust, NC 28097 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 5,686
Population in Households 5,682
Population in Familes 4,936
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 192
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $55,231
Average Household Income $69,828
Per Capita Income $27,083


Total Housing Units 2,372 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,688 (71.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 516 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 168 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $171,944
Average Home Value $198,623


Total Households 2,204
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 1,650
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 1.2% 0.94%
Households 1.24% 0.96%
Families 1.12% 0.89%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

Locust, NC 28097 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 28097 to the other 775 ZIP Codes 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 # 424 45th
Population Density # 318 59th
Diversity Index # 657 15th
Median Household Income # 166 79th
Per Capita Income # 255 67th

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