Rockville Centre, NY
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Living in Rockville Centre


Rockville Centre is a medium-sized village located in the state of New York. With a population of 26,016 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 92.95% 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 (14.93%), teaching (11.71%), and sales jobs (10.86%).

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.

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.

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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Rockville Centre, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.30 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.

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. 61.95% 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 2018 was $65,698, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $262,792 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 10.93% 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.