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Living In Locust, NC

The small town of Locust, North Carolina is home to approximately 3,000 residents. Retirees account for a greater percentage of the population (19%) here than nationally (14%), while young adults are less well-represented. The majority of Locust residents own their homes, and 24% of residents rent. Renting remains an affordable option, though, as the town boasts a relatively low average rent of $743/month. Over the course of a year, renters in Locust will save around $2,300 compared to the state average.

Many Locust residents work in one of four industries: manufacturing, healthcare, construction, and retail. Combined, these industries make up 28% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many workers in these industries are in sales, which ranks as the top field in the town. Locust workers earn an average annual income of nearly $66K, about the same as the North Carolina average. Locust, however, compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Locust has a large percentage of residents older than 25 who have earned a high school degree or GED (26%) compared to the national average. Further, 12% possess a Bachelor's degree and 3% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.

With an average commute time of about 32 minutes, longer than most cities in the state, Locust residents have found that it takes some patience getting to work. Many residents (45%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transportation is not used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.



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