Advance, Indiana

Advance, Indiana
The Boone County Courthouse. File photo: Roberto Galan, Shutter Stock, licensed.

Advance is a small town located in Boone County, Indiana. As of the 2020 census, the population of Advance was just 508 people. The town is situated about 30 miles northwest of Indianapolis and is surrounded by rural farmland. It is primarily a residential community, with some small businesses located in the town center.

One notable feature of Advance is the Advance-Rumely Thresher Company Historic District, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The district includes several historic buildings related to the former Advance-Rumely Thresher Company, a manufacturer of farm equipment that was based in the town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey 5-year estimates for 2015-2019, the estimated median household income for Advance, Indiana was $57,500. This is slightly higher than the median household income for the state of Indiana as a whole, which was $56,303 during the same period. However, it is important to note that these figures are only estimates and may not reflect the current economic conditions or demographic makeup of the town.

Overall, Advance is a quiet and close-knit community that offers a peaceful small-town lifestyle within easy reach of the amenities of nearby Indianapolis.

For more information on the state visit our State of the State:

By The Numbers

Data based on 2020 Census (Redistricting data)

Source: The Indiana Business Research Center / U.S. Census Bureau (visit)


Crossroads of America
A ‘Welcome to Indiana’ sign showing “The Crossroads of America,” slogan near highway 65. File photo: Henryk Sadura, Shutter Stock, licensed. File photo: Henryk Sadura, Shutter Stock, licensed.


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