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Rockville Centre is a village in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.

The community was named after Mordecai Rock Smith, a Methdist preacher whose father operated a local mill.

The latitude of Rockville Centre is 40.658N. The longitude is -73.641W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 30 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 24,397.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$79,345
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Rockville Centre demographic reports
Rockville Centre is on the south shore.
This was the home of 19th-century sea captains.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 25. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian
· Anne Meara, comedian
Local festivals include:
  • Rockville Centre Duck Race and Festival - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rockville Centre web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Centennial Park
Colleges and universities: Molloy College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Rockville Centre demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11518 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

12% of Rockville Centre residents report German ancestry, and 27% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rockville Centre ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rockville Centre was $40,739, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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50% of Rockville Centre residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Rockville Centre, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $819.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,215.


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Libraries in Rockville Centre include Lakeview Public Library, Rockville Centre Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Rockville Centre include Rockville Centre Herald

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Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rockville Centre political report.

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The average commute time for Rockville Centre workers is 34 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rockville Centre between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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