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Advance, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Advance Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Davie County at latitude 35.9458 and longitude -80.3922. Davie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 823 feet.

The formal official name is the Advance Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Advance, North Carolina.

The U5 Census Class Code for Advance indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Advance: Shady Grove.

Advance Census Designated Place, NC Boundary Map


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Advance, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,146
Population in Households 1,146
Population in Familes 1,008
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 160
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 466
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 352
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 521 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 400 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 66 (12.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $237,264
Average Home Value $288,840


Median Household Income $61,493
Average Household Income $81,159
Per Capita Income $31,780
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.26%
Households 0.25% 0.26%
Families 0.68% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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.


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, 2014 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 # 413 44th
Population Density1 # 661 11th
Diversity Index2 # 678 9th
Median Household Income # 60 92nd
Per Capita Income # 74 90th

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