Rockville Centre is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 24,550 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rockville Centre is the 69th largest community in New York.
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 93.16% 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 (14.53%), teaching (11.37%), and business and financial occupations (11.18%).
Because of many things, Rockville Centre is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Rockville Centre a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Rockville Centre has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Rockville Centre’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Rockville Centre, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.13 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly village. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the village, public transportation in Rockville Centre is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Rockville Centre, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
If knowledge is power, Rockville Centre is a pretty powerful place. 59.78% 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 2018 was $61,730, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $246,920 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 11.11% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Rockville Centre include Irish, Italian, German, Polish, and English.
The most common language spoken in Rockville Centre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.