Locust is a city located in Stanly County North Carolina. Locust has a 2020 population of 3,343. Locust is currently growing at a rate of 1.06% annually and its population has increased by 14.25% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,926 in 2010.
The average household income in Locust is $68,141 with a poverty rate of 9.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $831 per month, and the median house value is $178,200. The median age in Locust is 45.7 years, 39.3 years for males, and 47.9 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Locustwas:
The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 47.62%.
98.29% of Locust residents speak only English, while 1.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.71% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Locust is White, with 9.78% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Locust is Multiple, with 34.15% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.93%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.92%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.25%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Locust
99.21% of Locust residents were born in the United States, with 69.79% having been born in North Carolina. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.