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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population24,485
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens18%
Employed Population 16+12,159
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married54.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.2%
Median Earnings25+$67,790
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,491
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,176

Wealth

Median Family Income$146,773
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time39 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation26%

Housing

People Living Alone29.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,554
Median House Value$615,100

Ancestry

Irish30.2%
Italian23.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.5%
German11.3%
Polish5.1%
English4.4%
Russian3.8%
Scottish1.3%
Greek1%
Hungarian1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Austrian0.8%
West Indian0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Czech0.4%
African0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Arab0.2%
US/American0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Canadian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Belizean0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Rockville Centre Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11570, 11572
P.O. Box Zip Codes11571
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.66
Approximate Longitude-73.63

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)

StationMINEOLA
Distance5.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationNEW YORK JFK INTL AP
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 39 F
Apr Temp42 to 59 F
Jul Temp67 to 83 F
Oct Temp49 to 64 F
Annual Precip42.4 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
East Rockaway9,839$136,595
Lakeview6,756$117,213
Lynbrook19,706$116,728
Oceanside30,710$131,081
Roosevelt16,091$82,194

Rockville Centre Public Libraries

Lakeview Public Library
1120 WOODFIELD ROAD
Rockville Centre, New York
(516) 536-3071
Rockville Centre Public Library
221 NORTH VILLAGE AVENUE
Rockville Centre, New York
(516) 766-6257

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Rockville Centre Public Schools

Hewitt School
446 Hempstead Ave
ZIP: 11570
(516) 255-8913
Primary
Total Enrollment 454
Riverside School
110 Riverside Dr
ZIP: 11570
(516) 255-8902
Primary
Total Enrollment 175
South Side High School
140 Shepherd St
ZIP: 11570
(516) 255-8944
High
Total Enrollment 1092
South Side Middle School
67 Hillside Ave
ZIP: 11570
(516) 255-8976
Middle
Total Enrollment 842
Watson School
277 N Centre Ave
ZIP: 11570
(516) 255-8904
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Wilson School
25 Buckingham Rd
ZIP: 11570
(516) 255-8910
Primary
Total Enrollment 391

Rockville Centre Private Schools

Ann Frank Montessori School
430 Demott Ave
ZIP: 11570
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
Rosa Lee Young Childhood Center
180 N Village Ave
ZIP: 11570
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
St Agnes Cathedral School
70 Clinton Ave
ZIP: 11570
Elementary
Total Enrollment 827
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