Locust, North Carolina Population 2024

4,866

Locust is a city located in Stanly County North Carolina. Locust has a 2024 population of 4,866. Locust is currently growing at a rate of 1.65% annually and its population has increased by 6.8% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,556 in 2020.

The average household income in Locust is $74,769 with a poverty rate of 11.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Locust is 40.4 years, 38 years for males, and 46.3 years for females.

Locust Demographics

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

  • White: 94.87%
  • Two or more races: 3.74%
  • Black or African American: 1.38%
  • Native American:
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
8.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
598.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.8% (310)
The current population of Locust, North Carolina is 4,866 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,556.

Locust, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,45994.87%
Two or more races1763.74%
Black or African American651.38%
Native American
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Locust Population by Race

Locust Population Pyramid 2024

Locust Median Age

40.4

Total

38

Male

46.3

Female

Locust Adults

There are 3,615 adults, (931 of whom are seniors) in Locust.

Locust Age Dependency

75.1

Age Dependency Ratio

34.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Locust Sex Ratio

Female2,51253.45%
Male2,18846.55%

Locust Population by Age

Locust Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,9002.478713
Married1,0123.1894.85.2
Non Family7441.2479.720.3
Male784.041000
Female663.7434.865.2
showing: 5 rows

3.2

Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

87.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Locust Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Locust Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Locust Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 53.33%.

Locust Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$55,150

Average Earnings

$57,303

Average Male

$45,000

Average Female

Locust Earnings by Educational Attainment

Locust Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Locust Language

98.44% of Locust residents speak only English, while 1.56% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 1.37% of the population.

Locust Language

Locust Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,43549211.09%
Multiple1763017.05%
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11.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.44%

Male Poverty Rate

16.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Locust

The race most likely to be in poverty in Locust is Multiple, with 17.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Locust is White, with 11.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.47%.

Locust Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.13%
Some College13.73%
High School12.61%
Bachelors or Greater2.24%
showing: 4 rows

Locust Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed50%
Female Employed4.95%
Male Employed
Male Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Locust Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Locust Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Locust Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Locust Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Locust Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Locust Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Locust Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

162

Number of Veterans

152

Male Veterans

10

Female Veterans

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Locust Veterans by War

count

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Locust Veterans by Age

count

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Locust Veterans by Race

Locust Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

6.79%

Veteran Poverty Rate

48.77%

Veteran Disability Rate

Locust Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.8%

Labor Force Participation

56.1%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Locust Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Locust Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Locust Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

74.87%

Born in Locust

99.49%

Native Born

0.51%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.49% of Locust residents were born in the United States, with 74.87% having been born in North Carolina. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Locust Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,261791.52%
20285,182791.55%
20275,103791.57%
20265,024791.6%
20254,945791.62%
20244,866791.65%
20234,787791.68%
20224,708791.71%
20214,629731.6%
20204,5561,32340.92%
20193,233310.97%
20183,202321.01%
20173,170341.08%
20163,136993.26%
20153,037100.33%
20143,02780.26%
20133,019280.94%
20122,991602.05%
20112,93150.17%
20102,926
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Locust Population by Year