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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Advance is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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%).
In addition, Advance is a college town. There are a lot of students in Advance attending college, and as a result Advance provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
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.
One downside of living in Advance, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.70 minutes every day commuting to work.
Advance is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The education level of Advance citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.75% of adults in Advance have at least a bachelor's 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.