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Location of Advance, Missouri
|• Total||1.12 sq mi (2.90 km2)|
|• Land||1.12 sq mi (2.89 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||361 ft (110 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,196.06/sq mi (461.73/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0713163|
Advance is a city located at the intersection of State Highway 25 and State Highway 91/Route C in northern Stoddard County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,347 at the 2010 census. Advance was founded circa 1882. The town is pronounced ADD-vance.
Advance had its start in 1910 when the railroad was extended to that point.
Advance is located at 37°6′15″N 89°54′42″W / 37.10417°N 89.91167°W (37.104227, -89.911575).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.12 square miles (2.90 km2), all land.
The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Advance has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.
|Climate data for Advance, Missouri|
|Average high °F (°C)||42.4
|Average low °F (°C)||23.5
|Precipitation inches (mm)||3.4
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,347 people, 578 households, and 356 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,202.7 inhabitants per square mile (464.4/km2). There were 635 housing units at an average density of 567.0 per square mile (218.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.74% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% Asian, and 0.74% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.
There were 578 households, of which 28.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.8% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 38.4% were non-families. 35.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.86.
The median age in the city was 41.6 years. 21.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.5% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.8% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 24.8% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.7% male and 53.3% female.
There is no sustained industry in the town or near surrounding area. Agriculture, although small, is the most viable local source of income.
Public services available in the city include three health/medical clinics: Advance Medical Clinic, Cross Trails Medical Center and Haven Health Care Medical. There are two parks within the city limits: Umfleet Park and the Advance Ballpark, the latter of which is where high school baseball and softball games are played as well as summer league T-ball and also has tennis courts and a sand volleyball court. The town also has one lending library: the Advance Community Library.
Advance is governed by a mayor-council form of government with Ryan Slinkard, currently serving as mayor. The city also has a police department with two full-time and two reserve officers. The Advance Volunteer Fire Department has approximately 15 firefighters with five vehicles.
There are no hospitality services or full-service medical facilities; the closest hotels and hospitals are located about 20–25 miles each direction in Dexter (south) and Cape Girardeau (east).
The Advance R-4 School District runs throughout most of the northern parts of Stoddard County as well as the extreme southern portions of Bollinger County. There is a preschool, one elementary school for grades K-6 and a consolidated junior-senior high school for grades 7-12 with an average yearly enrollment of 500 students in the district. The school colors are orange and black and its mascot is the hornet. Athletics at the school consist of boys' and girls' basketball, girls' volleyball, baseball, softball (spring season), cheerleading, boys' golf, and coed cross country.
Most recently, the 2018-2019 Advance Lady Hornets volleyball team was crowned Class 1 state champions, the school's first-ever state title. The Lady Hornets defeated Calvary Lutheran (Jefferson City) 25-12, 25-23 for the championship. Led by veteran coach Erin Hoffman, the Hornets posted a 37-2-1 record for the season that included two tournament championships and were also regular-season conference champions, posting a flawless 7-0 finish in the Stoddard County Activities Association (SCAA) Conference. In addition, the Hornets did not drop a single set during the postseason playoffs to cap off their exemplary season.
The Advance Hornets boys basketball team took second place at the Class 1 state tournament during the 2016-2017 season after a heartbreaking 65-62 loss to Walnut Grove from the Springfield area in Southwest Missouri.
- Bill Burlison, politician
- Dewayne Staats, broadcaster for the Tampa Bay Rays
- In Spanish: Advance (Misuri)