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Advance, NC
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Advance profile

Living in Advance

Advance is a very small town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 1,499 people and four associated neighborhoods, Advance is the 348th largest community in North Carolina.

Of important note, Advance is also a town of artists. Advance has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Advance’s character.

Because of many things, Advance is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Advance a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Advance has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Advance’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Advance, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.73 minutes every day commuting to work.

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 somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.69% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Advance in 2018 was $29,995, which is middle income relative to North Carolina and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $119,980 for a family of four. However, Advance contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Advance is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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, Scots-Irish, English, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Advance is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.

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