Locust is located close to the center of North Carolina. Locust is between the Stanly, Cabarrus county. Locust has 8.14 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Locust population is 2,997, which has grown 24.05% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Locust median household income is $57,031 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 28.00% since 2000. The income growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 19.16% and is about the same as the national average rate of 27.36%. Locust median house value is $161,700 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 63.83% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 41.83% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Locust is better than the state average in quality. The Locust area code is 704.