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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.
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 11572 ZIP code.
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.
50% of Rockville Centre residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Rockville Centre, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $819. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,215.
Libraries in Rockville Centre include Lakeview Public Library, Rockville Centre Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Rockville Centre include Rockville Centre Herald
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rockville Centre political report.
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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