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Overview

Introduction to Rockville Centre, New York

Rockville Centre, New York, in Nassau county, is 3 miles S of Hempstead, New York and 18 miles E of New York, New York. The village is included in the Nassau- Suffolk metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 24,568 people lived in Rockville Centre.

Rockville Centre History

The Village of Rockville Centre was incorporated on July 15, 1893. It was named after community leader and Methodist preacher Mordecai Rock Smith. The first railroad entered the village in 1867 and the first public library was established in 1882. The first high school of South Shore was also built in Rockville Centre in 1892. The Bank of Rockville Centre, which was founded in February 1891, was the first commercial bank that operated on the south shore of Long Island.

Rockville Centre and nearby Attractions

  • Centennial Park
  • Belmont Park race track
  • Jones Beach State Park
  • Long Island Children's Museum
  • Rock Hall Museum
  • Hempstead Lake State Park

Things To Do In Rockville Centre

There are several parks and playgrounds in Rockville Centre where you can spend your free time. Some of these include Hickey Field, Bligh Field and Lister Park. You can also visit the Saint Joseph's Villa. The Valley Stream State Park, Eisenhower Park and Jones Beach State Park are also nearby. History lovers would also find a visit to the African American Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, Queens County Farm Museum and the Cradle of Aviation Museum interesting.

Rockville Centre Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Rockville Centre Higher Education

Molloy College is the local college. One can also pursue higher education from Nassau Community College, Hofstra University and Adelphi University.

People

Total Population 24,128
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 11,514
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 55%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 59.5%
Median Earnings25+ $67,917
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,417
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,328

Wealth

Median Family Income $137,759
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation 23.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,349
Median House Value $597,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 4.3%
Irish 34.1%

Rockville Centre Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Hempstead, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11570, 11572
P.O. Box Zip Codes 11571
Company Zip Codes 11592
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.658
Longitude -73.641

Rockville Centre Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MINEOLA
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Station NEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 39 F
Apr Temp 42 to 59 F
Jul Temp 67 to 83 F
Oct Temp 49 to 64 F
Annual Precip 42.4 inches
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Rockville Centre, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Rockville Center (11570, 11571, 11572)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
East Rockaway 9,861 $109,643
Lakeview 6,357 $114,755
Lynbrook 19,517 $109,821
Oceanside 30,329 $112,701

Rockville Centre Public Libraries

Library
Lakeview Public Library
"1120 WOODFIELD ROAD,"
Rockville Centre, New York
(516) 536-3071
Oceanside Library
30 DAVISON AVENUE
Rockville Centre, New York
(516) 766-2360
Library Web Site
Rockville Centre Public Library
221 NORTH VILLAGE AVENUE
Rockville Centre, New York
(516) 766-6257

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Rockville Centre Hospitals

MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
1000 NORTH VILLAGE AVENUE
(516) 255-0111
Emergency Service: Yes

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Rockville Centre High Schools

SOUTH SIDE HS
140 SHEPHERD ST
516-255-8944
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,138 students.

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