Locust, North Carolina Population 2022

3,343
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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.

Locust Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Locustwas:

  • White: 97.00%
  • Black or African American: 1.80%
  • Two or more races: 1.19%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Locust, North Carolina is 3,343 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,343.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,926.

Locust, North Carolina Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,33697.00%
Black or African American621.80%
Two or More Races411.19%
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Locust Population by Race

Locust Population Pyramid 2022

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Locust Median Age

46.7


Total

40.5


Male

49.4


Female

Locust Adults

There are 2,741 adults, (671 of whom are seniors) in Locust.

Locust Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Locust Sex Ratio

Female

1,821

52.95%

Male

1,618

47.05%

Locust Population by Age

Locust Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Locust Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married96.7%3.3%
All86.3%13.7%
Non Family73.5%26.5%
Female63%37%

86.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Locust Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,4792.3386.3
Married7543.0496.7
Male832.48100
Female733.3663
Non Family5691.2273.5

2.95

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

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Locust Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade662.60%
9th to 12th Grade30111.85%
High School Graduate85433.62%
Some College56422.20%
Associates Degree1666.54%
Bachelors Degree46918.46%
Graduate Degree1204.72%
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Locust Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Locust Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
2+ Races212110
Hispanic36189
White2,4292,080570
Black5454

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%.

Locust Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$47,672$51,667$33,750
Less Than 9th Grade$49,000$49,100$
High School Graduate$29,063$51,277$
Some College$47,962$49,148$31,324
Bachelors Degree$61,389$81,094$53,487
Graduate Degree$39,191$$39,076

$47,672

Average Earnings

$51,667

Average Male

$33,750

Average Female

Locust Earnings by Educational Attainment

Locust Language by Age

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Locust Language

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.

Locust Language

Locust Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3,2923229.78%
OtherNaN%
Multiple411434.15%

9.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.57%

Male Poverty Rate

14.45%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Locust

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%.

Locust Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade12.53%
High School6.44%
Some College16.85%
Bachelors or Greater4.41%

Locust Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed0.97%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed7.91%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Locust Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Locust Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,684$68,528
Families$81,293$84,009
Married Families$91,917-
Non Families$37,058$42,796
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Income by Household Type

Locust Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Locust Married by Age and Sex

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Locust Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Locust Marital Status by Race

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Locust Marital Status

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136

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War23
First Gulf War32
Vietnam54
Korea21
World War II

Locust Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5456
55 to 648
65 to 7431
75+41

Locust Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1365.10%
Hispanic411.11%

Locust Veterans by Race

Locust Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.68%

Veteran Disability Rate

Locust Veterans by Education

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61.3%

Labor Force Participation

58.7%

Employment Rate

4.1%

Unemployment Rate

Locust Employment by Age

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Locust Employment by Race

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Locust Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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69.79%

Born in Locust

99.21%

Native Born

0.79%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

Locust Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,9260.00%
20112,93150.17%
20122,991602.05%
20133,021301.00%
20143,02540.13%
20153,036110.36%
20163,133973.19%
20173,172391.24%
20183,203310.98%
20193,238351.09%
20203,273351.08%
20213,308351.07%
20223,343351.06%

Locust Population by Year