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People

Total Population 2,956
Male Share of the Population 51.3%
Female Share of the Population 48.7%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,287
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 56.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.4%
Median Earnings25+ $33,179
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,069
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,861

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,750
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 20.9%
Median Gross Rent $848
Median House Value $154,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.1%
US/American 0%
English 13.3%
Irish 14.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Locust Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles SE of Concord, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles E of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Stanly
Standard Zip Codes 28097
Phone Area Codes 704
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.259
Longitude -80.425

Locust Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CONCORD
Distance 14.7 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Station ALBEMARLE
Distance 16 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 51 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station MONROE 4 SE
Distance 20.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 48 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Locust, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Western Hills (28097)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Concord 83,903 $67,348
Harrisburg 13,883 $85,930
Mount Pleasant 1,825 $69,338
New London 596 $62,250
Oakboro 1,924 $66,571
Stanfield 1,612 $66,818

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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