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Rock Hill, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Rock Hill is the 5th largest city in South Carolina with a population of 70,594 as of July 1, 2016. Rock Hill ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Rock Hill is located at latitude 34.9431 and longitude -81.0206 in York County. The formal boundaries for the City of Rock Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 36.52 sq. miles and a water area of 0.16 sq. miles. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The City of Rock Hill (GNIS ID: 2404635) 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.

South Carolina is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Rock Hill is located within Rock Hill Division of York County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Rock Hill population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Rock Hill: Ebenezer Depot, Rockhill, Rocky Hill.

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Rock Hill, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 70,594
Population in Households 67,523
Population in Familes 52,148
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,071
Population Density1 1,933
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 27,752
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 17,141
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 31,178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,748 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,004 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,426 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $143,230
Average Home Value $173,744


Median Household Income $42,108
Average Household Income $58,646
Per Capita Income $23,481
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.02% 1.35%
Households 1.05% 1.4%
Families 1.02% 1.23%
Median Household Income   2.65%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Rock Hill, SC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rock Hill to the other 396 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 5 99th
Population Density1 # 29 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 39 90th
Median Household Income # 137 66th
Per Capita Income # 103 74th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE South Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.