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Welcome to Locust ...

The city of Locust is located in Stanly County<1>.

The location of Locust has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Locust has a population of 3,233 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Locust.

Locust is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Locust lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Locust: (704) & (980)<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Locust had an population of 3,233 people. This is an increase of 10.34% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 33.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Locust had a population of 2,930 people. This makes Locust the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Locust represents 0.03% of the total population of North Carolina (which has 9,535,483 people), making it the state's 206th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,930 people, the population of Locust increased 21.27% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,416 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Locust.

Communities Also Named Locust ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Locust - they are located in California, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky (2), Missouri (2), New Jersey, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Locust.

Communities near Locust ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Locust.

  • Concord [Cabarrus County]
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    • Concord [Cabarrus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northwest of Locust
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 98,500 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Concord<7>
  • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County]
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    • Kannapolis [Cabarrus County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Locust
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 52,007 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kannapolis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kannapolis<7>
  • Indian Trail [Union County]
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    • Indian Trail [Union County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Locust
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,040 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Trail have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Trail
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Indian Trail<7>
  • Monroe [Union County]
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    • Monroe [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the south of Locust
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,668 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monroe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monroe<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Matthews [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Matthews [Mecklenburg County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Locust
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 33,718 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Matthews<7>
    • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Mint Hill [Mecklenburg County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Locust
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 28,109 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mint Hill<7>
    • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County]
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      • Harrisburg [Cabarrus County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the west of Locust
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,852 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<7>
    • Stallings [Union County]
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      • Stallings [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Locust
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stallings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stallings<7>
    • Albemarle [Stanly County]
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      • Albemarle [Stanly County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northeast of Locust
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,344 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albemarle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albemarle<7>
    • Unionville [Union County]
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      • Unionville [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the south of Locust
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,344 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Locust. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Locust.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Locust. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Locust.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Locust. See our Newspapers Page for Locust.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Locust ...

Looking for more information about Locust? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Locust, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Locust.

Adding Locust to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Locust in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Locust was on a map titled Map of North Carolina (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Locust on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for North Carolina (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Locust on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Stanly County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Locust. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Stanly County: www.co.stanly.nc.us/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of North Carolina's counties, including Stanly, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Locust.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Locust - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (980) is an overlay for area code (704).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Locust) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Locust. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LocustOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Locust. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2674, Longitude: -80.4370       In this case, the coordinates for Locust have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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