Locust is a city located in North Carolina. With a 2020 population of 3,287, it is the 200th largest city in North Carolina and the 5948th largest city in the United States. Locust is currently growing at a rate of 1.20% annually and its population has increased by 12.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,930 in 2010. Spanning over 8 miles, Locust has a population density of 404 people per square mile.
The average household income in Locust is $66,841 with a poverty rate of 11.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $849 per month, and the median house value is $164,200. The median age in Locust is 45.5 years, 39.9 years for males, and 46.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 92.0 males.