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The Advance CDP(1) had a population of 1,242 as of July 1, 2021. 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 35.9412 and longitude -80.4092 in Davie County. The formal boundaries for the Advance Census Designated Place 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 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.

The Advance Census Designated Place is located within Township of Shady Grove, a minor civil division (MCD) of Davie County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Advance: Shady Grove.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Advance, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 1,242 (100%)
Population in Households 1,242 (100.0%)
Population in Families 1,089 (87.7%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 173
Diversity Index2 18


Median Household Income $76,836
Average Household Income $92,155
% of Income for Mortgage4 15%
Per Capita Income $35,894
Wealth Index5 120


Total HU (Housing Units) 566 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 420 (74.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 81 (14.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 65 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $273,404
Average Home Value $293,988
Housing Affordability Index3 180


Total Households 501
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 376
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.78% 0.75%
Households 0.74% 0.75%
Families 0.85% 0.68%
Median Household Income   0.65%
Per Capita Income   2.06%
Owner Occupied HU   0.8%

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, 2021 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 # 408 45th
Population Density # 659 11th
Median Household Income # 72 90th
Housing Affordability Index # 392 53rd
Per Capita Income # 121 84th
Diversity Index # 674 9th

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