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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Rock Hill is a town in South Carolina with a population of 70,764. Rock Hill is in York County. Living in Rock Hill offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Rock Hill there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Rock Hill and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Rock Hill are above average.
About Rock Hill...
Population
70,764

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$140,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$882
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Rock Hill Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    332.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    68.9
    40.7
  • Robbery
    82.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    438.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,056.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    278.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    12%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Working in Rock Hill

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,296
National
$55,322
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Rock Hill Reviews

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My family moved to Rock Hill in 2007, when I was 10 years old. I completed 5th grade, middle school, high school, and freshman year of college here so I have been able to experience all 4 levels of education. In my opinion the education curriculum, faculty and staff are all fantastic. Rock Hill is a big sports-oriented town. We are known as Football Town USA due to the large number of players who have been recruited to college teams and the NFL from the area (think Mason Rudolph). Rock Hill is very close to Charlotte, and everything a big city has to offer-but still retains that small town atmosphere. Very family friendly!
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Rock Hill is a great community that is growing. It is also very affordable! The gas, houses and apartments are very reasonable. This is a small city but has some great areas and good opportunities. It is also very convenient being close to Charlotte, so anything that isn’t in Rock Hill, just take about a 20 minute ride up 77!
I moved to Rock Hill when I was in the fourth grade and have visited many times before. Although the amount of dining places that are available in the area is a many, there is a lack of shopping centers and nice clothing stores. Traveling to Charlotte or Pineville for a nice shopping mall really downgrades the experience of living in Rock Hill. While I do think there is room for improvement, Rock Hill has great schools in which I have experienced first-hand. From fourth grade to my last year in high school, I feel that the Rock Hill School District has really prepared me for the future ahead and has prompted me for a better lifestyle.