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.
Locust is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Locust is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Locust who work in office and administrative support (18.82%), management occupations (13.45%), and sales jobs (7.71%).
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.
One downside of living in Locust is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Locust, the average commute to work is 32.43 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Locust is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Locust rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.42% 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 $24,801, which is upper middle income relative to North Carolina, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,204 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 Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Locust is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.