Rockville Centre is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 25,662 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Rockville Centre is the 67th largest community in New York. Much of the housing stock in Rockville Centre was built prior to World War II, 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.
Also of interest is that Rockville Centre has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Rockville Centre telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.87% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 35.98 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.
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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Rockville Centre, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Rockville Centre is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.33% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Rockville Centre in 2018 was $70,467, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $281,868 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Rockville Centre include Irish, Italian, German, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Rockville Centre is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.