Rock Hill, South Carolina Population 2021

76,228
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Rock Hill is a city located in York County South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 76,228, it is the 5th largest city in South Carolina (after Charleston, Columbia, North Charleston, and Mount Pleasant) and the 470th largest city in the United States . Rock Hill is currently growing at a rate of 0.78% annually and its population has increased by 15.23% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,154 in 2010. Rock Hill reached it's highest population of 76,228 in 2021. Spanning over 39 miles, Rock Hill has a population density of 1,976 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rock Hill is $68,086 with a poverty rate of 15.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $967 per month, and the median house value is $155,800. The median age in Rock Hill is 34.6 years, 33 years for males, and 36.2 years for females.

Rock Hill Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Rock Hill was:

  • White: 54.51%
  • Black or African American: 39.10%
  • Other race: 2.23%
  • Two or more races: 2.10%
  • Asian: 1.89%
  • Native American: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Rock Hill, South Carolina is 76,228 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 74,458.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,154.

Rock Hill, South Carolina Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White39,97754.51%
Black or African American28,67239.10%
Some Other Race1,6322.23%
Two or More Races1,5402.10%
Asian1,3841.89%
American Indian and Alaska Native1210.16%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.01%
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Rock Hill Population by Race

Rock Hill Population Pyramid $2021

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Rock Hill Median Age

34.6


Total

33


Male

36.2


Female

Rock Hill Adults

There are 56,700 adults, (10,065 of whom are seniors) in Rock Hill.

Rock Hill Age Dependency

57.3

Age Dependency Ratio

21.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Rock Hill Sex Ratio

Female

39,021

53.21%

Male

34,313

46.79%

Rock Hill Population by Age

Rock Hill Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rock Hill Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77%23%
All52.5%47.5%
Non Family38.6%61.4%
Male37.3%62.7%
Female36.6%63.4%

52.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rock Hill Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All29,2512.452.5
Non Family11,8601.2738.6
Married10,9353.177
Female4,9993.3236.6
Male1,4573.2437.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.4

Average Household Size

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Rock Hill Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,8333.88%
9th to 12th Grade3,2806.94%
High School Graduate11,74824.86%
Some College11,25823.83%
Associates Degree4,81010.18%
Bachelors Degree9,29119.66%
Graduate Degree5,03110.65%
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Rock Hill Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rock Hill Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White25,36123,9929,646
Black17,45214,8293,658
Hispanic2,7431,817411
Asian1,078965429
2+ Races759648200
Other Race72736830
Native American1169714
Islander888

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Rock Hill Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,845$38,866$30,997
Less Than 9th Grade$21,353$25,487$17,137
High School Graduate$28,238$31,681$22,437
Some College$32,866$37,351$30,187
Bachelors Degree$42,453$57,403$37,632
Graduate Degree$62,202$77,596$54,781

$34,845

Average Earnings

$38,866

Average Male

$30,997

Average Female

Rock Hill Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rock Hill Language by Age

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Rock Hill Language

92.39% of Rock Hill residents speak only English, while 7.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.43% of the population.

Rock Hill Language

Rock Hill Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black27,7545,91821.32%
White34,7173,65810.54%
Hispanic4,88282416.88%
Asian1,35431523.26%
Multiple1,45524716.98%
Other1,6111277.88%

15.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.91%

Male Poverty Rate

18.00%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rock Hill

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rock Hill is Asian, with 23.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rock Hill is Other, with 7.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.57%.

Rock Hill Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.87%
High School15.04%
Some College10.59%
Bachelors or Greater4.39%

Rock Hill Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed43.31%
Female Unemployed27.92%
Female Employed10.82%
Male Employed7.03%

Rock Hill Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rock Hill Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,444$68,086
Families$61,051$81,148
Married Families$81,891$104,060
Non Families$34,672$45,969
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Income by Household Type

Rock Hill Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

39.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.2%

Male Marriage Rate

35.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Rock Hill Married by Age and Sex

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Rock Hill Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Rock Hill Marital Status by Race

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Rock Hill Marital Status

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4,545

Number of Veterans

4,022

Male Veterans

523

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,169
First Gulf War1,151
Second Gulf War1,058
Korea155
World War II126

Rock Hill Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 541,465
55 to 64942
65 to 74849
75+721
18 to 34568

Rock Hill Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,7628.52%
Black1,5927.68%
Hispanic2356.79%
2+ Races14715.11%
Other Race302.69%
Asian141.15%

Rock Hill Veterans by Race

Rock Hill Veterans by Education

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6.45%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rock Hill Veterans by Education

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67.2%

Labor Force Participation

63.1%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Rock Hill Employment by Age

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Rock Hill Employment by Race

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Rock Hill Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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50.54%

Born in Rock Hill

94.33%

Native Born

5.67%

Foreign Born

3.43%

Non Citizen

2.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.33% of Rock Hill residents were born in the United States, with 50.54% having been born in South Carolina. 3.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rock Hill Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202176,2285900.78%
202075,6385900.79%
201975,0485900.79%
201874,4581,0441.42%
201773,4149541.32%
201672,4601,2771.79%
201571,1831,4932.14%
201469,6909021.31%
201368,7886570.96%
201268,1315380.80%
201167,5937141.07%
201066,87917,1143.00%
200049,7658,1221.80%
199041,6436,3161.66%
198035,3271,4810.43%
197033,8464,4421.42%
196029,4044,9021.84%
195024,5029,4935.02%
194015,0093,6872.86%
193011,3222,5132.54%
19208,8091,5932.01%
19107,2161,7312.78%
19005,4852,7417.17%
18902,7440.00%

Rock Hill Population by Year