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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 73,670 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Rock Hill, SC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 73,670
Population in Households 70,600
Population in Familes 54,578
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,070
Population Density2 2,017
Diversity Index3 62


Median Household Income $47,449
Average Household Income $64,701
Per Capita Income $25,949


Total Housing Units 32,560 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,354 (50.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,757 (39.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,449 (10.6%)
Median Home Value $152,356
Average Home Value $183,786


Total Households 29,111
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 17,843
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.3% 1.61%
Households 1.38% 1.69%
Families 1.27% 1.49%
Median Household Income   2.39%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2018 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 Density # 28 93rd
Diversity Index # 38 91st
Median Household Income # 125 69th
Per Capita Income # 102 74th

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