Rock Hill, South Carolina Population 2020

76,159

Rock Hill is a city located in York County, South Carolina. With a 2020 population of 76,159, it is the 5th largest city in South Carolina (after Charleston, Columbia, North Charleston, and Mount Pleasant) and the 475th largest city in the United States. Rock Hill is currently growing at a rate of 1.23% annually and its population has increased by 15.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 66,154 in 2010. Spanning over 39 miles, Rock Hill has a population density of 1,974 people per square mile.

The average household income in Rock Hill is $63,835 with a poverty rate of 17.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $928 per month, and the median house value is $147,800. The median age in Rock Hill is 33.6 years, 31.9 years for males, and 35.1 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.1 males.

Rock Hill Sc Demographics

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

  • White: 53.62%
  • Black or African American: 39.28%
  • Two or more races: 2.62%
  • Other race: 2.20%
  • Asian: 2.10%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.07%
The current population of Rock Hill, South Carolina is 76,159, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 74,309. The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 66,154.

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White38,55353.62%
Black or African American28,24339.28%
Two or More Races1,8832.62%
Some Other Race1,5852.20%
Asian1,5122.10%
American Indian and Alaska Native780.11%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander490.07%

Rock Hill Sc Population Pyramid 2020

Rock Hill Sc Median Age

33.6


Total

31.9


Male

35.1


Female

Rock Hill Sc Adults

There are 55,011 adults, (9,407 of whom are seniors) in Rock Hill Sc.

Rock Hill Sc Age Dependency

57.7

Age Dependency Ratio

20.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Rock Hill Sc Sex Ratio

Female

37,822

52.60%

Male

34,081

47.40%

Rock Hill Sc Households and Families

Rock Hill Sc Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rock Hill Sc Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76%24%
All51.9%48.1%
Non Family38.4%61.6%
Female37.2%62.8%
Male31.1%68.9%

51.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All28,1122.4551.9
Non Family11,3041.2838.4
Married10,5273.1576
Female4,7933.4237.2
Male1,4883.2331.1

3.14

Average Family Size

2.45

Average Household Size

7.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rock Hill Sc Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7873.94%
9th to 12th Grade3,6518.04%
High School Graduate11,61025.57%
Some College10,24922.58%
Associates Degree4,75510.47%
Bachelors Degree8,69219.15%
Graduate Degree4,65310.25%

Rock Hill Sc Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White24,28422,6918,889
Black17,05714,2773,494
Hispanic2,2531,450397
Asian1,1521,009430
Multiple Races746588164
Other Race66942557
Native American786617
Islander494910

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 asian people with a rate of 37.33%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,338$37,208$30,172
Less Than High School$20,805$22,027$17,866
High School Grad$26,901$31,243$21,656
Some College$32,360$36,612$27,267
Bachelors Degree$41,635$52,944$36,187
Graduate Degree$58,840$70,740$51,692

$33,338

Average Earnings

$37,208

Average Male

$30,172

Average Female

Rock Hill Sc Language

Rock Hill Sc Language by Age

Rock Hill Sc Language

93.15% of Rock Hill Sc residents speak only English, while 6.85% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.64% of the population.

Rock Hill Sc Poverty

Rock Hill Sc Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black27,4396,55123.87%
White33,9693,96711.68%
Hispanic3,93378119.86%
Multiple1,79750127.88%
Asian1,45638226.24%
Other1,56717611.23%

17.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.07%

Male Poverty Rate

20.10%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rock Hill Sc

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rock Hill Sc is Multiple, with 27.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rock Hill Sc is Other, with 11.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.51%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.21%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.23%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.58%
High School15.42%
Some College12.78%
Bachelors or Greater5.05%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed39.97%
Female Unemployed37.84%
Female Employed13.69%
Male Employed7.64%

Rock Hill Sc Income

Rock Hill Sc Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$46,792$63,835
Families$56,348$74,592
Married Families$77,710-
Non Families$31,735$45,266

Rock Hill Sc Marital Status

Rock Hill Sc Marital Status

Marriage Rates

38.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.5%

Male Marriage Rate

35.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Rock Hill Sc Married by Age and Sex

Rock Hill Sc 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 Sc Marital Status by Race

Rock Hill Sc Veterans

4,360

Number of Veterans

3,891

Male Veterans

469

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,186
First Gulf War1,033
Second Gulf War966
Korea240
World War II128
Name Veterans % of Total
White2,5438.22%
Black1,5897.77%
Hispanic1876.60%
2 or More17916.90%
Other252.28%
Asian241.89%

$Rock Hill Sc Veterans by Education

6.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rock Hill Sc Employment Status

66.7%

Labor Force Participation

62%

Employment Rate

6.8%

Unemployment Rate

Rock Hill Sc Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

52.43%

Born in South Carolina

95.20%

Native Born

4.80%

Foreign Born

2.76%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.20% of Rock Hill Sc residents were born in the United States, with 52.43% having been born in South Carolina. 2.76% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202076,1599251.23%
201975,2349251.24%
201874,3091,2961.78%
201773,0139251.28%
201672,0881,2511.77%
201570,8371,5032.17%
201469,3348961.31%
201368,4386570.97%
201267,7815300.79%
201167,2517041.06%
201066,54716,7822.95%
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%