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Advance, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Advance Census Designated Place had a population of 1,140 as of July 1, 2015. Advance ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Advance is located at latitude 35.9458 and longitude -80.3922 in Davie County. The formal boundaries for the Advance Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Davie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 823 feet.

The Advance Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584307) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Advance population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Advance: Shady Grove.

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Advance, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 1,140
Population in Households 1,140
Population in Familes 1,002
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 159
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 463
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 350
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 518 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 396 (76.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $221,154
Average Home Value $266,982


Median Household Income $63,276
Average Household Income $90,420
Per Capita Income $35,303
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% 0.11%
Households 0.08% 0.13%
Families 0.44% 0.06%
Median Household Income   3.08%
Per Capita Income   0.76%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Advance, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Advance to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 416 44th
Population Density1 # 663 11th
Diversity Index2 # 672 10th
Median Household Income # 65 91st
Per Capita Income # 63 92nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.