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Advance, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Advance Census Designated Place had a population of 1,151 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Advance: Shady Grove.

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Advance, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,151
Daytime Population: Workers 506
Daytime Population: Residents 604
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,110
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 1,151
Population in Familes 1,011
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 161
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $70,653
Average Household Income $94,755
Per Capita Income $37,039


Total Housing Units 525 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 398 (75.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (13.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $272,222
Average Home Value $350,817


Total Households 467
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 352
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.16% 0.28%
Households 0.18% 0.3%
Families 0.4% 0.17%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.94%

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, 2017 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 # 415 44th
Population Density # 661 11th
Diversity Index # 670 9th
Median Household Income # 51 93rd
Per Capita Income # 62 92nd

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