Locust, NC
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Locust is a very small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 2,966 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Locust is the 254th largest community in North Carolina.

Unlike some cities, Locust isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Locust are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Locust is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Locust who work in office and administrative support (18.63%), sales jobs (9.06%), and management occupations (8.24%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Locust has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Locust a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Locust, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.22 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Locust doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Locust rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.38% of adults 25 and older in Locust have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Locust in 2010 was $25,879, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $103,516 for a family of four. However, Locust contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Locust home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Locust residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Locust include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Locust is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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