Rockville Centre, NY
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Rockville Centre is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 24,571 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rockville Centre is the 69th largest community in New York. Rockville Centre has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages.

Rockville Centre home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Rockville Centre real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Rockville Centre is a decidedly white-collar village, with fully 91.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rockville Centre is a village of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockville Centre who work in management occupations (13.84%), sales jobs (12.11%), and teaching (11.34%).

In addition, Rockville Centre is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Rockville Centre is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Rockville Centre’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Rockville Centre is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Rockville Centre, the average commute to work is 34.38 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the village, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of Rockville Centre’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Rockville Centre use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Rockville Centre‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

If knowledge is power, Rockville Centre is a pretty powerful place. 59.44% of the adults in Rockville Centre have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Rockville Centre in 2010 was $57,503, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $230,012 for a family of four.

Rockville Centre is a very ethnically-diverse village. The people who call Rockville Centre home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockville Centre residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Rockville Centre also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.01% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockville Centre include Italian, German, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Rockville Centre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.