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Advance, Indiana
Post office and Municipal building
Post office and Municipal building
Location of Advance in Boone County, Indiana.
Location of Advance in Boone County, Indiana.
Country United States
State Indiana
County Boone
Township Jackson
Platted 1820
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.53 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
932 ft (284 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 503
 • Density 853.99/sq mi (329.66/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−5 (EST)
ZIP code
46102
Area code 765
FIPS code 18-00640
GNIS ID 430023

Advance is a town in Jackson Township, Boone County, Indiana, United States. The population was 477 at the 2010 census.

History

The town was platted in 1820 and was originally called "Osceola;" however, there was already a town of that name in the state, and so the name of Advance was chosen "in anticipation of the advancement which the coming of the Midland Railway would bring to the community". One of the few streets in town, Wall Street, was named after Joe Wall whose family owned over 2,000 acres (8.1 km2) surrounding the town until 1971.

On May 13, 1995, a tornado struck the town of Advance, causing $2,000,000 worth of damage. This was part of a series of tornadoes that struck the Midwest.

Geography

Advance is located at 39°59′48″N 086°37′09″W / 39.99667°N 86.61917°W / 39.99667; -86.61917 (39.996577, -86.619289).

According to the 2010 census, Advance has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 416
1920 417 0.2%
1930 358 −14.1%
1940 365 2.0%
1950 413 13.2%
1960 463 12.1%
1970 561 21.2%
1980 559 −0.4%
1990 520 −7.0%
2000 562 8.1%
2010 477 −15.1%
2020 503 5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 477 people, 161 households, and 121 families living in the town. The population density was 769.4 inhabitants per square mile (297.1/km2). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 287.1 per square mile (110.8/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 0.4% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 161 households, of which 42.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.8% were non-families. 19.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.96 and the average family size was 3.39.

The median age in the town was 32.9 years. 32.5% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.1% were from 25 to 44; 27.3% were from 45 to 64; and 9.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.8% male and 48.2% female.

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