Advance is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,132 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Advance is the 388th largest community in North Carolina.
Advance real estate is some of the most expensive in North Carolina, although Advance house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Advance is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Advance is a town of managers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Advance who work in business and financial occupations (13.67%), office and administrative support (12.66%), and management occupations (12.66%).
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Advance, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Advance provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Because of many things, Advance is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Advance really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Advance perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Advance, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.70 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Advance does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Advance is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.75% of adults in Advance have a college degree.
The per capita income in Advance in 2010 was $54,362, which is wealthy relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $217,448 for a family of four. However, Advance contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Advance home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Advance residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Advance include Irish, Italian, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Advance is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.