Locust, North Carolina

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Population in 2017: 3,176 (79% urban, 21% rural).
Population change since 2000: +31.5%
Males: 1,566  (49.3%)
Females: 1,610  (50.7%)
Median resident age:

44.8 years
North Carolina median age:

38.8 years

Zip codes: 28097, 28163.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $58,023 (it was $44,556 in 2000)
Locust:

$58,023
NC:

$52,752

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,401 (it was $19,250 in 2000)

Locust city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $175,134 (it was $95,600 in 2000)
Locust:

$175,134
NC:

$171,200

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $174,752; detached houses: $189,934; townhouses or other attached units: $152,635; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $90,380; mobile homes: $62,993

Median gross rent in 2017: $886.

March 2019 cost of living index in Locust: 82.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.7%
(10.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 66.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Locust, NC (2010)
    • 2,64090.1%White alone
    • 1776.0%Hispanic
    • 662.3%Black alone
    • 200.7%Asian alone
    • 200.7%Two or more races
    • 40.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.1%Other race alone

Races in Locust detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of North Carolina and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Locust, North Carolina as of October 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Locust is 344 to 1.


Crime rates in Locust by year

Type

2007

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(39.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(39.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
24
(936.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
37
(1,444)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(39.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)142.9

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Locust, NC

Crime rate in Locust detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.04
North Carolina average:

2.34
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Locust, NC City Guides:

Ancestries: American (25.1%), English (11.0%), German (10.3%), Italian (7.3%), Irish (6.7%), Scotch-Irish (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 742 feet

Land area: 5.14 square miles.

Population density: 618 people per square mile   (low).

Locust, North Carolina map

44 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.3%
North Carolina:

7.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,898 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,519 (1.0%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Concord, NC (13.6 miles , pop. 55,977).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (23.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (436.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Stanfield, NC (1.5 miles ),
Red Cross, NC (2.0 miles ),
Midland, NC (2.2 miles ),
Oakboro, NC (2.4 miles ),
Mount Pleasant, NC (3.1 miles ),
Millingport, NC (3.2 miles ),
Aquadale, NC (3.4 miles ),
Harrisburg, NC (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.27 N, Longitude: 80.43 W

Area code: 704

Distribution of median household income in Locust, NC in 2017
Distribution of house value in Locust, NC in 2017
Locust satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
North Carolina:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +7 (+0.3%).
Most common industries in Locust, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.1%)
  • Health care (6.9%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.6%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (3.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Apparel (7.3%)
  • Social assistance (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
Most common occupations in Locust, NC (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (3.9%)

Average climate in Locust, North Carolina

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Locust, North Carolina environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 71.5. This is about average.

City:

71.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.236. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.236
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 6.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.30
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.166. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.166
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 15.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.5
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.02
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Locust-area historical tornado activity is slightly above North Carolina state average. It is 9% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/5/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.5 miles away from the Locust city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 10/18/1990, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the city center injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Locust-area historical earthquake activity is near North Carolina state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 152.0 miles away from Locust center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 164.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 281.5 miles away from Locust center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 202.3 miles away from Locust center
On 4/13/1998 at 09:56:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.5 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 45.5 miles away from Locust center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 154.4 miles away from Locust center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Stanly County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Locust topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Locust:

  • THE OAKS AT TOWN CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; HARRISBURG, NC)
  • HOSPICE OF CABARRUS COUNTY (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CONCORD, NC)
  • BAYADA NURSES INC (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CONCORD, NC)
  • UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CONCORD, NC)
  • BETHANY WOODS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; ALBEMARLE, NC)
  • STANLY REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; ALBEMARLE, NC)
  • ADVANCED HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 15 miles away; CONCORD, NC)

Airports located in Locust:

Amtrak station near Locust:

  • 20 miles: KANNAPOLIS (306 N. MAIN ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Locust:

  • Stanly Community College (about 12 miles; Albemarle, NC; Full-time enrollment: 2,307)
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte (about 18 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 22,807)
  • Wingate University (about 20 miles; Wingate, NC; FT enrollment: 2,125)
  • Central Piedmont Community College (about 24 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 15,371)
  • Queens University of Charlotte (about 24 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,083)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte (about 25 miles; Charlotte, NC; FT enrollment: 2,518)
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community College (about 26 miles; Salisbury, NC; FT enrollment: 5,749)

Private high school in Locust:

  • CAROLINA CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 268, Location: 406 RENEE FORD RD, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Locust:

  • LOCUST ELEMENTARY (Location: 103 SCHOOL RD, Grades: KG-5)
  • WEST STANLY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 339 RUNNING CREEK CHURCH RD, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Locust

Points of interest:

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Churches in Locust include: Carolina Church (A), Meadow Creek Church (B), Brown Hill Church (C), Community Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Stanly County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
North Carolina:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

76.5%
Whole state:

66.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.7%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Banks with branches in Locust (2011 data):

  • Woodforest National Bank: Locust North Carolina Branch at 1876 W Main Street, branch established on 2009/07/15. Info updated 2011/05/10: Bank assets: $3,488.9 mil, Deposits: $3,097.6 mil, headquarters in Houston, TX, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 766 total offices, Holding Company: Woodforest Financial Group Employee Stock Ownership Plan (With 401(K) Provisions)
  • Home Savings Bank of Albemarle, SSB: Locust Branch at 102 South Street, branch established on 1911/01/01. Info updated 2008/10/31: Bank assets: $291.9 mil, Deposits: $242.4 mil, headquarters in Albemarle, NC, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: South Street Financial Corp.
  • First Bank: Locust Branch at 114 West Main Street, branch established on 1960/09/10. Info updated 2011/01/25: Bank assets: $3,289.4 mil, Deposits: $2,759.1 mil, headquarters in Troy, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 98 total offices, Holding Company: First Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: West Stanly Branch at 215 West Main Street Hwy 24/27, branch established on 1987/06/30. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of Stanly: West Stanly Branch at 416 West Main Street, Po Box 715, branch established on 2007/01/02. Info updated 2009/01/28: Bank assets: $342.6 mil, Deposits: $285.0 mil, headquarters in Albemarle, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Uwharrie Capital Corp

For population 15 years and over in Locust:

Marital status in Locust, NC
  • Never married: 22.3%
  • Now married: 54.5%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

For population 25 years and over in Locust:

  • High school or higher: 87.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
North Carolina average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Locust
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Locust, NC (based on Stanly County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,18298
Mainline Protestant12,30742
Black Protestant9556
Catholic6361
Other6283
None20,138-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Here:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

0.92 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 25
Stanly County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

4.75 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 41
Here:

6.93 / 10,000 pop.
North Carolina:

7.57 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Stanly County:

9.9%
North Carolina:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Stanly County:

27.1%
State:

28.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Stanly County:

11.6%
State:

15.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.9%
North Carolina:

48.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Locust:

43.7%
State:

44.6%

Average BMI:
Locust:

28.6
North Carolina:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.4%
State:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Locust:

9.7%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Locust:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.7%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
Locust:

54.8%
State:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
North Carolina:

79.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Locust, NC Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 10$43,070$51,6840$0
Streets and Highways 4$7,178$21,5340$0
Other Government Administration 3$11,964$47,8560$0
Police - Other 1$3,589$43,0680$0
Financial Administration 1$5,384$64,6080$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 19$71,185$44,9590$0

Locust government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $1,205,000 ($379.41)
    Regular Highways: $21,000 ($6.61)
    Sewerage: $5,000 ($1.57)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($0.94)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $773,000 ($243.39)
    Police Protection: $453,000 ($142.63)
    Central Staff Services: $303,000 ($95.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $299,000 ($94.14)
    Sewerage: $247,000 ($77.77)
    Water Utilities: $164,000 ($51.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $117,000 ($36.84)
    General - Other: $60,000 ($18.89)
    Regular Highways: $36,000 ($11.34)
    General Public Buildings: $23,000 ($7.24)
    Libraries: $16,000 ($5.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $66,000 ($20.78)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.94)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $332,000 ($104.53)
    Police Protection: $61,000 ($19.21)
    Regular Highways: $42,000 ($13.22)
    Central Staff Services: $15,000 ($4.72)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $263,000 ($82.81)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $89,000 ($28.02)

Locust government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $367,000 ($115.55)
    Other: $34,000 ($10.71)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,000 ($0.31)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $94,000 ($29.60)
    Interest Earnings: $50,000 ($15.74)
    Donations From Private Sources: $42,000 ($13.22)
    Rents: $4,000 ($1.26)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $818,000 ($257.56)
    Water Utilities: $245,000 ($77.14)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $336,000 ($105.79)
    General Local Government Support: $133,000 ($41.88)
    Highways: $101,000 ($31.80)
  • Tax - Property: $808,000 ($254.41)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $462,000 ($145.47)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $46,000 ($14.48)
    Other License: $11,000 ($3.46)

Locust government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,577,000 ($1755.98)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $5,184,000 ($1632.24)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $393,000 ($123.74)

Locust government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $683,000 ($215.05)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $114,000 ($35.89)

4.93% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.93%
North Carolina average:

7.88%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Cabarrus County, NC  0.79% ($49,860 average AGI)
from Mecklenburg County, NC  0.70% ($52,662)
from Union County, NC  0.40% ($47,736)


4.68% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($48,647 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
North Carolina average:

7.23%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Cabarrus County, NC  0.87% ($42,711 average AGI)
to Mecklenburg County, NC  0.49% ($35,210)
to Montgomery County, NC  0.28% ($30,148)
Businesses in Locust, NC
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Quiznos1
CVS1Subway2
Domino's Pizza1T-Mobile1
FedEx1Walmart1
H&R Block1Wendy's1
Hardee's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Locust:

  • WBT (1110 AM; 50 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATNS CO. OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WNOW (1030 AM; daytime; 9 kW; MINT HILL, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE METRO RADIO, INC.)
  • WAGL (1560 AM; daytime; 50 kW; LANCASTER, SC; Owner: PALMETTO BROADCASTING SYSTEM, INC.)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WFNZ (610 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGFY (1480 AM; 10 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WCEO (840 AM; daytime; 50 kW; COLUMBIA, SC; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WLTC (1370 AM; 20 kW; GASTONIA, NC)
  • WYFQ (930 AM; 5 kW; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBAJ (890 AM; daytime; 50 kW; BLYTHEWOOD, SC; Owner: FAMILY FIRST)
  • WPTF (680 AM; 50 kW; RALEIGH, NC; Owner: FIRST STATE COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WCGC (1270 AM; 10 kW; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WHVN, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Locust:

  • WFAE (90.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY RADIO FOUNDATION, INC.)
  • WSSS (104.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSOC-FM (103.7 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WABZ-FM (100.9 FM; ALBEMARLE, NC; Owner: SUSQUEHANNA RADIO CORP.)
  • WWMG (96.1 FM; SHELBY, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKT (96.9 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRFX-FM (99.7 FM; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTHZ (94.1 FM; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: DAVIDSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CO, INC)
  • WLNK (107.9 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WYFQ-FM (93.5 FM; WADESBORO, NC; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPEG (97.9 FM; CONCORD, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLYT (102.9 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNKS (95.1 FM; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFMX (105.7 FM; STATESVILLE, NC; Owner: MERCURY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDAV (89.9 FM; DAVIDSON, NC; Owner: THE TRUSTEES OF DAVIDSON COLLEGE)
  • WRCM (91.9 FM; WINGATE, NC; Owner: COLUMBIA BIBLE COLLEGE BROADCASTING CO)
  • WEND (106.5 FM; SALISBURY, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBAV-FM (101.9 FM; GASTONIA, NC; Owner: INFINITY RADIO SUBSIDIARY OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WXRC (95.7 FM; HICKORY, NC; Owner: PACIFIC BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • WMAG (99.5 FM; HIGH POINT, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Locust:

  • WUNG-TV (Channel 58; CONCORD, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WGTB-LP (Channel 28; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: VICTORY CHRISTIAN CENTER, INC.)
  • WAFF (Channel 48; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WTVI (Channel 42; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: CHARLOTTE-MECKLENBURG PUBLIC BROADCASTING AUTHORITY)
  • WSOC-TV (Channel 9; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WAXN (Channel 64; KANNAPOLIS, NC; Owner: WSOC-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCCB (Channel 18; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: NORTH CAROLINA BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W25BR (Channel 25; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W52CW (Channel 52; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBTV (Channel 3; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS/WBTV, INC.)
  • WJZY (Channel 46; BELMONT, NC; Owner: WJZY-TV, INC.)
  • WWWB (Channel 55; ROCK HILL, SC; Owner: WWWB-TV, INC.)
  • WCNC-TV (Channel 36; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: WCNC-TV, INC.)
  • WFMY-TV (Channel 2; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WFMY TELEVISION CORPORATION)
  • W34BN (Channel 34; CHARLOTTE, NC; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WUPN-TV (Channel 48; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: WUPN LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WXLV-TV (Channel 45; WINSTON-SALEM, NC; Owner: WXLV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTWB-TV (Channel 20; LEXINGTON, NC; Owner: WTWB OF THE TRIAD, LLC)
  • WLXI-TV (Channel 61; GREENSBORO, NC; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
Locust fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Locust fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 30ft / 8.7mTotal length
  • 26,410Total average daily traffic
  • 1,956Total average daily truck traffic
  • 52,820Total future (year 2025) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Locust)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Quail Run Rd 3 Mi Off Hwy 200 1.4 Mi N (Lat: 35.282083 Lon: -80.416444), Call Sign: WNDV622,
    Assigned Frequencies: 861.962 MHz, Grant Date: 03/11/2008, Expiration Date: 04/27/2018, Cancellation Date: 07/16/2014, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 203 N Central Ave (Lat: 35.265667 Lon: -80.425250), Type: Pole, Structure height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQAN939,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.562 MHz, Grant Date: 05/19/2014, Expiration Date: 07/12/2024, Certifier: Robby Robinson, Registrant: Stanly County 911, 201 S Second St, Albemarle, NC 28001, Phone: (704) 986-3709, Fax: (704) 983-5911, Email:
  • 101 N Central Ave (Lat: 35.263333 Lon: -80.425556), Call Sign: WQBN468,
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 468.487 MHz, 468.762 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz... (+21 more), Grant Date: 11/10/2004, Expiration Date: 11/10/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/10/2015, Certifier: Beth Cotner, Registrant: Dolfen Consulting Group, 95 Willow Lane, Bristol, IL 60512-9711, Phone: (630) 553-5886, Fax: (630) 566-1755, Email:
  • 101 N Central Ave (Lat: 35.263333 Lon: -80.425556), Call Sign: WQBN937,
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 468.487 MHz, 468.762 MHz, 469.462 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz... (+21 more), Grant Date: 11/16/2004, Expiration Date: 11/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 01/17/2015, Certifier: Beth Cotner, Registrant: Dolfen Consulting Group, 95 Willow Lane, Bristol, IL 60512-9711, Phone: (630) 553-5886, Fax: (630) 566-1755, Email:
  • Lat: 35.255333 Lon: -80.479167, Call Sign: WQJB821,
    Assigned Frequencies: 461.762 MHz, 466.762 MHz, Grant Date: 07/18/2008, Expiration Date: 07/18/2018, Cancellation Date: 09/22/2018, Certifier: Ron Stevenson, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 35.259528 Lon: -80.457611, Call Sign: WRCU504,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.337 MHz, 467.337 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2019, Expiration Date: 02/01/2029, Certifier: Matthew Whitley, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Locust ES, 103 School Rd (Lat: 35.262944 Lon: -80.419028), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 9.1 m, Overall height: 10.7 m, Call Sign: WQKQ857,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23085.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/18/2009, Expiration Date: 08/18/2019, Cancellation Date: 08/12/2016, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Email:
  • 1208730, 321 East Main Street (Lat: 35.260167 Lon: -80.419083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 83.8 m, Overall height: 88.4 m, Call Sign: WQKR612,
    Assigned Frequencies: 21835.0 MHz, 21885.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/25/2009, Expiration Date: 08/25/2019, Cancellation Date: 08/12/2016, Certifier: Christopher M Brooks, Registrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Rd Ste 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1777, Email:
  • LOCUST, N. Central Ave. (Lat: 35.263583 Lon: -80.424667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WQUU996, Licensee ID: L00008845,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6595.00 MHz, 6835.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, 6585.00 MHz, Grant Date: 10/21/2014, Expiration Date: 10/21/2024, Certifier: Karen Mcdaniel, Registrant: County Of Stanly, 201 South 2nd Street, Albemarle, NC 28001, Phone: (704) 986-3709, Fax: (704) 983-5911, Email:
  • HP-1148, Lambert AAA, 23000 Running Creek Rd. (Lat: 35.308389 Lon: -80.374639), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 99.1 m, Overall height: 104.5 m, Call Sign: WQXE264,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6615.00 MHz, 6615.00 MHz, Grant Date: 02/09/2016, Expiration Date: 02/09/2026, Certifier: Wayne E Eberhard, Registrant: North Carolina State Highway Patrol, 4231 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-4231, Phone: (919) 948-7854, Fax: (919) 662-4444, Email:
  • LOCUST, 210 N. Central Ave. (Lat: 35.263583 Lon: -80.424667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 99.1 m, Call Sign: WQYQ923,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 12/15/2016, Expiration Date: 12/15/2026, Certifier: Paul Wilkerson, Registrant: New Wave Licensing Services, Inc, 818 Taneytown Rd, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (717) 334-0910, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Locust)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: LLOYD DAVID E RV-7 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 224PL , Serial Number: 73209, Year manufactured: 2010, Airworthiness Date: 11/01/2010, Certificate Issue Date: 08/09/2010
    Registrant (Individual): David E Lloyd, Po Box 88, Locust, NC 28097
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-30 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 139 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-320 SERIES (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7406Y , Serial Number: 30-465, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1964, Certificate Issue Date: 05/26/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Tucker Engineering Associates Inc, Po Box 326, Locust, NC 28097
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 09/17/2013
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-24-250 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 135 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7821P , Serial Number: 24-3040, Airworthiness Date: 02/11/1994, Certificate Issue Date: 05/25/2016
    Registrant (Corporation): Tucker Engineering Associates Inc, Po Box 326, Locust, NC 28097
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/24/2013
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8183N , Serial Number: 28-25379, Year manufactured: 1968, Certificate Issue Date: 03/30/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Richard D Tucker, Po Box 326, Locust, NC 28097

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 20. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 63 took place in 2011, and the least - 3 in 2005. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Locust, NC When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (38.8%), and Outside Fires (36.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Locust, NC
    • 11938.8%Structure Fires
    • 11236.5%Outside Fires
    • 4615.0%Other
    • 309.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Locust, NC
Most common first names in Locust, NC among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert1869.1 years
James1672.4 years
Mary1574.6 years
John1471.5 years
William1170.2 years
Charles1066.3 years
George770.2 years
Ruth674.2 years
Eva678.7 years
Paul677.8 years
Most common last names in Locust, NC among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Barbee3474.0 years
Hartsell2574.3 years
Hatley2480.0 years
Furr2272.7 years
Huneycutt2175.2 years
Tucker1980.3 years
Smith1777.6 years
Love1567.1 years
Hathcock1477.6 years
Little1478.9 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Locust, NC
  • 81.3%Electricity
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.1%Utility gas
  • 3.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Locust, NC
  • 93.9%Electricity
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Locust compared to North Carolina state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 7 other airmen in this city.
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