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Rock Hill, South Carolina - Basic Facts

The City of Rock Hill is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in York County at latitude 34.9431 and longitude -81.0206. York County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 676 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Rock Hill, but most people and references simply refer to it as Rock Hill, South Carolina.

The P1 Census Class Code for Rock Hill indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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

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Rock Hill, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 68,693
Population in Households 65,670
Population in Familes 50,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,023
Population Density1 1,923
Diversity Index2 61


Total Households 27,217
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 16,883
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 30,582 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,497 (47.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,720 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,365 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $158,410
Average Home Value $185,629


Median Household Income $41,861
Average Household Income $56,690
Per Capita Income $22,767
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.89% 1.39%
Households 1.11% 1.53%
Families 1.18% 1.35%
Median Household Income   2.97%
Per Capita Income   2.14%
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 395 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 28 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 46 89th
Median Household Income # 111 72nd
Per Capita Income # 89 78th

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