Rockville Centre, NY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Rockville Centre, New York - Basic Facts

The Village of Rockville Centre had a population of 25,066 as of July 1, 2017. Rockville Centre ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New York. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rockville Centre is located at latitude 40.664 and longitude -73.638 in Nassau County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Rockville Centre (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Nassau County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Village of Rockville Centre (GNIS ID: 2391098) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Village of Rockville Centre is located within Town of Hempstead, a minor civil division (MCD) of Nassau County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rockville Centre population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rockville Centre: Rockville.

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Rockville Centre, NY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 25,066
Daytime Population: Workers 15,678
Daytime Population: Residents 13,135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 28,813
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 24,840
Population in Familes 20,869
Population in Group Qrtrs 226
Population Density2 7,718
Diversity Index3 43


Median Household Income $115,693
Average Household Income $168,235
Per Capita Income $65,040


Total Housing Units 10,036 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,859 (68.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,789 (27.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 388 ( 3.9%)
Median Home Value $663,935
Average Home Value $700,401


Total Households 9,648
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 6,368
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.59% 0.53%
Households 0.57% 0.52%
Families 0.32% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.72%

Rockville Centre, NY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockville Centre to the other 1,196 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New York by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 64 95th
Population Density # 53 96th
Diversity Index # 303 75th
Median Household Income # 135 89th
Per Capita Income # 105 91st

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