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 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 92.92% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Rockville Centre is a village of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockville Centre who work in management occupations (14.11%), sales jobs (12.70%), and teaching (12.37%).
In addition, Rockville Centre is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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.
In Rockville Centre, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.90 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the village is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense 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.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Rockville Centre. 59.48% 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 $54,791, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $219,164 for a family of four.
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. 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.