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Locust is a township in Christian County, in the Taylorville metro area.
The latitude of Locust is 39.480N. The longitude is -89.194W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 620 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,856.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Locust demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Christian County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 62555 ZIP code.
26% of Locust residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Locust ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Locust was $15,870, compared with $21,587 nationally.
6% of Locust residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Locust, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $275. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $770.
Christian County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Locust political report.
The average commute time for Locust workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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