Locust, NC

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Living in Locust

Locust is a very small city located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 4,537 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Locust is the 254th largest community in North Carolina. Much of the housing stock in Locust was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Locust economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Locust, where the median household income is $54,710.00.

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 managers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Locust who work in management occupations (15.40%), sales jobs (13.34%), and office and administrative support (9.76%).

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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.83 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small city, Locust does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Locust overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Locust, 21.79% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Locust in 2018 was $29,141, 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 $116,564 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, English, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.

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

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