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 24,201 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rockville Centre is the 69th largest community in New York. Rockville Centre has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.

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 92.44% 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 (14.70%), sales jobs (12.06%), and office and administrative support (11.57%).

In addition, Rockville Centre is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Rockville Centre is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Rockville Centre really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Rockville Centre perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 35.11 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the village are by private automobile, Rockville Centre is somewhat unusual for a village of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Rockville Centre area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rockville Centre. 59.45% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Rockville Centre in 2010 was $55,282, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,128 for a family of four.

Rockville Centre is a somewhat 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 10.80% 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 Italian.