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Locust is a city in Stanly County, in the Albemarle metro area.
The community was named for a large locust tree
The latitude of Locust is 35.259N. The longitude is -80.425W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 719 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,418.
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19% of Locust residents report German ancestry, and 9% 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 $19,250, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% 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 $392. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $894.
Libraries in Locust include Locust Branch Library ... View libraries
Stanly 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 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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