Rock Hill, SC

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2022 Population
74,170
1.77% 1-year growth
US Senator
Lindsey Graham
Republican Party
US Senator
Tim Scott
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.5
1.17% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13%
3.68% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,807
9.16% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$232,500
24.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
37,636
3.41% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rock Hill, SC had a population of 74.2k people with a median age of 34.5 and a median household income of $60,807. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rock Hill, SC grew from 72,883 to 74,170, a 1.77% increase and its median household income grew from $55,706 to $60,807, a 9.16% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rock Hill, SC are White (Non-Hispanic) (51%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (38.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.73%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.69%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.58%).

None of the households in Rock Hill, SC reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Rock Hill, SC are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rock Hill, SC are York Technical College (1,350 degrees awarded in 2022), Winthrop University (1,256 degrees), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill (432117) (147 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Rock Hill, SC was $232,500, and the homeownership rate was 51.8%.

Most people in Rock Hill, SC drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Rock Hill, SC was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rock Hill, SC is home to a population of 74.2k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 5% of Rock Hill, SC residents were born outside of the country (3.71k people).

In 2022, there were 1.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.8k people) in Rock Hill, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.76k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Rock Hill, SC residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rock Hill, SC was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rock Hill, SC
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.8k ± 1.55k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    28.3k ± 1.4k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.76k ± 797
6.01%
Hispanic Population
4.45k people

In 2022, there were 1.34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.8k people) in Rock Hill, SC than any other race or ethnicity. There were 28.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.76k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.01% of the people in Rock Hill, SC are hispanic (4.45k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    58,419 ± 5,900 people
  2. India
    18,341 ± 3,319 people
  3. Honduras
    13,844 ± 2,885 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of South Carolina was Mexico, the natal country of 58,419 South Carolina residents, followed by India with 18,341 and Honduras with 13,844.

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Foreign-Born Population

5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.71k people
5.67%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.14k people

As of 2022, 5% of Rock Hill, SC residents (3.71k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rock Hill, SC was 5.67%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,376 ± 390
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,202 ± 337
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    761 ± 229

Rock Hill, SC has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rock Hill, SC employs 37.6k people. The largest industries in Rock Hill, SC are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,162 people), Retail Trade (4,982 people), and Manufacturing (4,447 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($117,583), Finance & Insurance ($63,795), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,879).

Males in South Carolina have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,636. The income inequality in South Carolina (measured using the Gini index) is 0.464, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

37.6k
2022 Value
± 1,635
3.41%
1 Year growth
± 6.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rock Hill, SC grew at a rate of 3.41%, from 36.4k employees to 37.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rock Hill, SC, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,880 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,875 people), and Management Occupations (3,480 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rock Hill, SC.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

37.6k
2022 Value
± 1,635
3.41%
1 Year growth
± 6.03%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rock Hill, SC grew at a rate of 3.41%, from 36.4k employees to 37.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rock Hill, SC, are Health Care & Social Assistance (5,162 people), Retail Trade (4,982 people), and Manufacturing (4,447 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rock Hill, SC, though some of these residents may live in Rock Hill, SC and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$44,814
Median earning men ± $2,184
$34,603
Median earning women ± $1,993

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,455), Wholesale Trade ($57,500), and Public Administration ($57,347).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($67,574), Public Administration ($56,250), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,449).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.54%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.26M people employed in South Carolina. This represents a 2.54% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.4%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in South Carolina.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in South Carolina went to Donald J. Trump with 55.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (43.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.11%).

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing the state of South Carolina. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from South Carolina

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Lindsey Graham
Senator from South Carolina2
Assumed office on January 3, 2003
Tim Scott
Senator from South Carolina3
Assumed office on January 2, 2013
Appointed to the seat following the resignation of Jim DeMint.

Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott are the senators currently representing South Carolina.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in South Carolina over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from South Carolina

South Carolina is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for South Carolina have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Rock Hill, SC awarded 2,766 degrees. The student population of Rock Hill, SC in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,403 male students and 6,201 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rock Hill, SC are White (1,630 and 59.1%), followed by Black or African American (706 and 25.6%), Hispanic or Latino (175 and 6.35%), and Two or More Races (165 and 5.99%).

The largest universities in Rock Hill, SC by number of degrees awarded are York Technical College (1,350 and 48.8%), Winthrop University (1,256 and 45.4%), and Kenneth Shuler School of Cosmetology-Rock Hill (432117) (147 and 5.31%).

The most popular majors in Rock Hill, SC are Liberal Arts & Sciences (446 and 16.1%), General Business Administration & Management (250 and 9.04%), and Social Work (160 and 5.78%).

The median tuition costs in Rock Hill, SC are $10,416 for private four year colleges, and $15,306 and $29,636 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Rock Hill, SC, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 19.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 9,604 (35.4% men and 64.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 9,604 students enrolled in Rock Hill, SC, 35.4% men and 64.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,137 records, of which 62.4% were women and 37.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 155 degrees awarded
  2. 68 degrees awarded
  3. 66 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rock Hill, SC was General Business Administration & Management with 155 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,350 degrees awarded
  2. 1,256 degrees awarded
  3. 147 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was York Technical College with 1,350 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 845 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rock Hill, SC, which is 0.44 times less than the 1,921 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 1,630 degrees mean that there were 2.31 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 706 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($15,306) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,106) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,800) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.83% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.688% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Some college (892k), and Bachelors Degree (705k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rock Hill, SC was $232,500 in 2022, which is 0.825 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $187,000 to $232,500, a 24.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Rock Hill, SC is 51.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rock Hill, SC have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rock Hill, SC is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rock Hill, SC is $60,807. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Rock Hill, SC was Census Tract 614.04 with a value of $111,853, followed by Census Tract 614.03 and Census Tract 613.02, with respective values of $99,583 and $83,500.

Property

$232,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,392
$15,775
Median Property Taxes
±$955

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Rock Hill, SC the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

51.8%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 51.8% of the housing units in Rock Hill, SC were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 51.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 614.04
  2. Census Tract 614.03
  3. Census Tract 613.02

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rock Hill, SC was Census Tract 614.04 with a value of $111,853, followed by Census Tract 614.03 and Census Tract 613.02, with respective values of $99,583 and $83,500.

The following map shows all of the places in Rock Hill, SC colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$60,807
Median Household Income
± $3,307
30.5k
Number of Households
± 1,463

In 2022, the median household income of the 30.5k households in Rock Hill, SC grew to $60,807 from the previous year's value of $55,706.

The following chart displays the households in Rock Hill, SC distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Rock Hill, SC is from South Carolina.
0.464
2022 Wage GINI in South Carolina
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in South Carolina

In 2022, the income inequality in South Carolina was 0.464 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.334% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for South Carolina was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in South Carolina in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78%)
  2. Carpooled (9.24%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.06%)

In 2022, 78% of workers in Rock Hill, SC drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.24%) and those who worked at home (8.06%).

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rock Hill, SC have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.23% of the workforce in Rock Hill, SC have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Rock Hill, SC distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rock Hill, SC have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

13% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rock Hill, SC (9.19k out of 70.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rock Hill, SC is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.5% of the population of Rock Hill, SC has health coverage, with 51.2% on employee plans, 16% on Medicaid, 10.2% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 1.59% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in York County, SC see 2066 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.26% decrease from the previous year (2158 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2080 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 560 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,066 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in York County, SC

Primary care physicians in York County, SC see an average of 2,066 patients per year. This represents a 4.26% decrease from the previous year (2,158 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in York County, SC in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 26.6% between 18 and 34 years, 35% between 35 and 64 years, and 14% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 44.4% were men and 55.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.51%
Uninsured
51.2%
Employer Coverage
16%
Medicaid
10.2%
Medicare
11.5%
Non-Group
1.59%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rock Hill, SC declined by 7.83% from 10.3% to 9.51%.

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