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Overview

Introduction to Rock Hill, South Carolina

Rock Hill, South Carolina, in York county, is 23 miles SW of Charlotte, North Carolina. Part of the surrounding Charlotte - Gastonia - Rock Hill metro area, the city is not an isolated.

Rock Hill History

Rock Hill, which was founded in the mid 1800s, was named because of the presence of a small flint hill of rock. During the construction of the Charlotte and South Carolina Railroad, most of this rock was removed to make space for a depot. A post office was established on April 17, 1852, and Rock Hill was officially incorporated in 1892. The railroad brought significant growth and prosperity to the community. The Saint Anne School, located in the city, was the first integrated school of South Carolina. Rock Hill was home to the commercial artist Vernon Grant, known for his creation of Snap, Crackle, and Pop, the cartoon mascots of Rice Krispies cereal.

Rock Hill and Nearby Attractions

  • Museum of York County
  • Glencairn Garden
  • President James K. Polk State Historic Site
  • Rock Hill Telephone Museum
  • Kings Mountain State Park
  • Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Rock Hill

Museum of York County, which is located in Rock Hill, features the Settlemyre Planetarium, a collection of African artifacts, over 200 mounted African animals, and the Carolina Piedmont Hall's Landscapes and Lifeways. The President James K. Polk State Historic Site includes a reconstructed log cabin built to resemble James K. Polk's former home. The Mint Museum of Art houses American art as well as influential art from various other cultures. Opportunities to play golf are available at the Winthrop Golf Course. The Rock Hill Galleria Mall, East Side Shopping Center, Cherry Plaza Shopping Center, Southgate Shopping Center, and York Plaza Shopping Center are popular shopping malls in the area. Activities like picnicking, hiking, biking, fishing, boating, archery, and camping can be enjoyed at the Landsford Canal State Park, Chester State Park, and Andrew Jackson State Park. Rock Hill also celebrates annual events like the Come-See-Me Festival, Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival, Downtown Blues Festival, and Catawba Senior Powwow.

Rock Hill Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Rock Hill-York County Airport.

Rock Hill Higher Education

Winthrop University, Clinton Junior College, and York Technical College are located in Rock Hill. University of South Carolina at Lancaster, and Central Piedmont Community College are close by.

Demographics

People

Total Population70,764
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens12.3%
Employed Population 16+34,323
Age of the Population34

Families

% of people married38.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.3%
Median Earnings25+$32,501
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,254

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,847
% Above Poverty Level81.9%
% Below Poverty Level18.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time24 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone32.2%
Median Gross Rent$882
Median House Value$140,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.4%
German9%
Irish8.3%
English6.5%
African5.6%
Italian2.9%
Scottish2.4%
French Except Basque1.8%
Polish0.9%
Dutch0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Arab0.3%
Russian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Rock Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
County York County
Standard Zip Codes29730, 29732, 29734
P.O. Box Zip Codes29731
Company Zip Codes29733
Phone Area Codes803
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.93
Approximate Longitude-81.02

Rock Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWINTHROP UNIVERSITY
Distance0.8 miles
Jan Temp33 to 52 F
Apr Temp49 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationCHARLOTTE DGLAS INTL AP
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp32 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 90 F
Oct Temp51 to 73 F
Annual Precip43.5 inches
StationGASTONIA
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp69 to 89 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip44.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fort Lawn835$42,000
Fort Mill14,451$83,804
McConnells235$62,500
Richburg587$52,692
Tega Cay9,464$129,597
York8,001$44,574

Rock Hill Public Libraries

York County Library System
138 EAST BLACK STREET
Rock Hill, South Carolina
(803) 981-5833

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Rock Hill Hospitals

Piedmont Medical Center
(Proprietary)
222 S Herlong Ave
(803) 329-6899
Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital Of Rock Hill
(Proprietary)
1795 Dr Frank Gaston Blvd
(803) 326-3500

Rock Hill Public Schools

Belleview Elementary
501 Belleview Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1181
Primary
Total Enrollment 446
Castle Heights Middle
2382 Firetower Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 985-1400
Middle
Total Enrollment 821
Central Child Development Center
414 East Black Street
ZIP: 29730
(803) 980-2060
Primary
Total Enrollment 405
Ebenezer Avenue Elementary
242 Ebenezer Avenue
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1435
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Finley Road Elementary
1089 Finley Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1280
Primary
Total Enrollment 390
Independence Elementary
132 West Springdale Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1135
Primary
Total Enrollment 524
Lesslie Elementary
250 Neely Store Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1910
Primary
Total Enrollment 358
Mount Holly Elementary
1800 Porter Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 985-1650
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Northside Elementary
840 North Annafrel Street
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1570
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Oakdale Elementary
1129 Oakdale Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1585
Primary
Total Enrollment 427
Riverwalk Academy
2800 Faith Boulevard
ZIP: 29730
(803) 873-9295
Other
Total Enrollment 232
Rock Hill High
320 West Springdale Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1300
High
Total Enrollment 1993
Saluda Trail Middle
2300 Saluda Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1800
Middle
Total Enrollment 785
South Pointe High
801 Neely Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 980-2100
High
Total Enrollment 1291
Sunset Park Center For Accelerated Studies
1036 Ogden Road
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1260
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
The Children's School At Sylvia Circle
929 Sylvia Circle
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1380
Primary
Total Enrollment 330
The Palmetto School At The Children's Attention Home
660 North Anderson Street
ZIP: 29730
(803) 328-6555
Primary
Total Enrollment 29
W. C. Sullivan Middle
1825 Eden Terrace
ZIP: 29730
(803) 981-1450
Middle
Total Enrollment 775
York Preparatory Academy
505 University Drive
ZIP: 29730
(803) 324-4400
Other
Total Enrollment 1431
Applied Technology Center
2399 West Main Street
ZIP: 29732
(803) 981-1100
High
Dutchman Creek Middle
4757 Mount Gallant Road
ZIP: 29732
(803) 985-1700
Middle
Total Enrollment 969
Ebinport Elementary
2142 India Hook Road
ZIP: 29732
(803) 981-1550
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
India Hook Elementary
2068 Yukon Drive
ZIP: 29732
(803) 985-1600
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
Mount Gallant Elementary
4664 Mount Gallant Road
ZIP: 29732
(803) 981-1360
Primary
Total Enrollment 459
Northwestern High
2503 West Main Street
ZIP: 29732
(803) 981-1200
High
Total Enrollment 1856
Old Pointe Elementary
380 Old Pointe School Road
ZIP: 29732
(803) 980-2040
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Rawlinson Road Middle
2631 West Main Street
ZIP: 29732
(803) 981-1500
Middle
Total Enrollment 645
Richmond Drive Elementary
1162 Richmond Drive
ZIP: 29732
(803) 981-1930
Primary
Total Enrollment 641
Rosewood Elementary
2240 Rosewood Drive
ZIP: 29732
(803) 981-1540
Primary
Total Enrollment 606
York Road Elementary
2254 West Main Street
ZIP: 29732
(803) 981-1950
Primary
Total Enrollment 416

Rock Hill Private Schools

New Hope Carolinas
101 Sedgewood Dr
ZIP: 29732
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 143
Westminster Catawba Christian School
2650 India Hook Rd
ZIP: 29732
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 458
Macfeat Early Childhood Lab School
41 Withers/wts Bldg Winthrop Univ
ZIP: 29733
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
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