Locust, North Carolina Population 2020

3,287

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.

Locust Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Locust was:

  • White: 91.82%
  • Other race: 4.66%
  • Black or African American: 2.27%
  • Two or more races: 1.25%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Locust, North Carolina is 3,287, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,209.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,930.

Locust, North Carolina Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,07791.82%
Some Other Race1564.66%
Black or African American762.27%
Two or More Races421.25%

Locust Population Pyramid 2020

Locust Median Age

45.5


Total

39.9


Male

46.6


Female

Locust Adults

There are 2,645 adults, (661 of whom are seniors) in Locust.

Locust Age Dependency

68.9

Age Dependency Ratio

33.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Locust Sex Ratio

Female

1,745

52.07%

Male

1,606

47.93%

Locust Households and Families

Locust Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Locust Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.6%6.4%
All79.4%20.6%
Non Family67.4%32.6%
Female64.8%35.2%
Male62.7%37.3%

79.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4542.379.4
Married7142.7993.6
Non Family4291.0767.4
Male1692.9962.7
Female1422.7964.8

2.69

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

6.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Locust Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade702.81%
9th to 12th Grade26610.69%
High School Graduate84233.84%
Some College55022.11%
Associates Degree2449.81%
Bachelors Degree39015.68%
Graduate Degree1265.06%

Locust Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White2,3342,023496
Hispanic77606
Black56486
Other Race4848
Multiple Races21218

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 38.10%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$42,134$46,736$37,098
Less Than High School$31,745$31,494$50,417
High School Grad$31,681$33,606$30,690
Some College$48,155$52,368$33,625
Bachelors Degree$52,500$53,438$52,266
Graduate Degree$$113,295$

$42,134

Average Earnings

$46,736

Average Male

$37,098

Average Female

Locust Language

Locust Language by Age

Locust Language

95.72% of Locust residents speak only English, while 4.28% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.75% of the population.

Locust Poverty

Locust Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,04535511.66%
Black761215.79%
Multiple421228.57%

11.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.34%

Male Poverty Rate

13.15%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Locust

The race most likely to be in poverty in Locust is Multiple, with 28.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Locust is White, with 11.66% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.26%.

Name Poverty
Some College18.51%
Less Than High School11.61%
High School9.98%
Bachelors or Greater4.07%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.66%
Female Unemployed20.69%
Male Employed7.65%
Female Employed5.41%

Locust Income

Locust Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$55,893$66,841
Families$69,911$75,809
Married Families$87,667-
Non Families$40,054$41,131

Locust Marital Status

Locust Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.7%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Locust Married by Age and Sex

Locust Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Locust Marital Status by Race

Locust Veterans

196

Number of Veterans

185

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam98
First Gulf War43
Korea23
Second Gulf War15
World War II6
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7472
35 to 5453
75+47
55 to 6420
18 to 344
Name Veterans % of Total
White1887.46%
Black814.29%
Hispanic33.90%

$Locust Veterans by Education

0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Locust Employment Status

63.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.2%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Locust Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.20%

Born in North Carolina

98.66%

Native Born

1.34%

Foreign Born

0.95%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.66% of Locust residents were born in the United States, with 69.20% having been born in North Carolina. 0.95% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,287391.20%
20193,248391.22%
20183,209351.10%
20173,174391.24%
20163,135993.26%
20153,036100.33%
20143,02660.20%
20133,020290.97%
20122,991602.05%
20112,93150.17%
20102,9260.00%