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A+ Rock Hill Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Rock Hill Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than South Carolina
Rock Hill
937% less expensive than the US average
South Carolina
973% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Rock Hill cost of living
F Rock Hill Crime Total crime is 27% higher than South Carolina
Total crime
4,69470% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2270% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
1%Year over year crime is up
Rock Hill crime
F Rock Hill Employment Household income is 12% lower than South Carolina
Median household income
$41,29125% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$23,20622% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%37% higher than the US average
Rock Hill employment
D+ Rock Hill Housing Home value is 5% lower than South Carolina
Median home value
$136,00026% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$84611% lower than the US average
Home ownership
50%22% lower than the US average
Rock Hill real estate or Rock Hill rentals
D Rock Hill Schools HS graduation rate is 2% higher than South Carolina
High school grad. rates
83%1% higher than the US average
School test scores
44%10% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
16:1equal to the US average
Rock Hill K-12 schools or Rock Hill colleges

Living in Rock Hill, SC

Rock Hill is a mid-sized city located in the state of South Carolina. The city has a population of 70,251 inhabitants. Rock Hill is mostly populated by White (53%) and Black or African American (40%) ethnic groups. With an average age of 33 years old, Rock Hill could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

If you’re considering moving to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a fulfilling experience if you are willing to get to know the area before actually living in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Finding the best places to live in Rock Hill and nearby areas is a much easier task when you can rely on information and data from the livability score, which includes crime, cost of living, weather and other important metrics.

Rock Hill, SC receives 68 out of 100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #127 in South Carolina and #14,028 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we can establish that Rock Hill ranks very well for amenities (A+) and cost of living (B-). There is at least one category that you should be aware of in Rock Hill. The following was graded with a concerning score: crime (F), education (D) and employment (F).

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Rock Hill has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Here are some of the more popular things to do in Rock Hill: Museum of York County, Canaan Zipline Canopy Tour, and Main Street Children's Museum.

Assuming that Rock Hill meets all of your requirements, the next most important item to examine is the affordability of real estate in Rock Hill. Everything else becomes a lot less important if it turns out that home prices in Rock Hill are simply unattainable. Median real estate prices in Rock Hill come in at $136,000, which is 5.3% lower than the South Carolina average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Rock Hill, the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 6.5% higher than the South Carolina average.

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Compare Rock Hill, SC Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Rock Hill, SC

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Ballantyne West, Charlotte8311.611,318
Mountainbrook, Charlotte8217.32,538
Johnston Rd-McAlpine, Charlotte8213.26,173
Olde Providence South, Charlotte8116.55,131
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Provincetowne, Charlotte8113.811,160
Yorkshire, Charlotte8010.99,123
Park Crossing, Charlotte79145,874
Touchstone Village-Elm Lane, Charlotte7914.32,498

Best Cities Near Rock Hill, SC

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Cornelius, NC8637.427,426
Matthews, NC8521.430,054
Lake Park, NC8423.93,678
Stallings, NC8421.514,759
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Huntersville, NC833351,701
Waxhaw, NC8215.912,398
Indian Trail, NC8222.636,357
Tega Cay, SC816.59,026

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Rock Hil, SC - A Nice, Cozy City

No trip to South Carolina is complete without visiting Rock Hill. Rock Hill is a boasted gem of South Carolina's vivid history, biography, music, and tourism. I have lived in Rock Hill in the past, after relocating from Wilmington, NC and I find the city definitely full of life and fun. From the restaurants to the friendly culture, Rock Hill has a unique identity amongst the other cities in the state. One of the best things about Rock Hill is the location. If you cannot find what you need, Charlotte is just a quick drive away.

Although Rock Hill is a very nice and beautiful place to live, it is possible to get bored with the life there. If you are wanting to experience the nightlife, you will have to drive to Charlotte. But it is very easy to find a local bar and become easily acquainted with the regulars. The people of Rock Hill are very talkative and very receptive, even to strangers. The food in Rock Hill can be disappointing for vegetarians. I also found the food to be unhealthy and always heavy tasting, pretty much everywhere. There are a variety of restaurants, but vegetarianism did not feel very common. With that said, when I found something I liked, it tasted amazing. I found it very easy to gain weight in this area, as there was not much emphasis on getting exercise and considering healthier living. I think that this is a great city to live in temporarily. However, I could not see myself living there for more than 10 years.

Rock Hill has both a small town feel and the rush of living in an urban city. One of the best things about Rock Hill is the green scenery and landscape. The weather is also very nice throughout the whole year.
The parks in Rock Hill are amongst some of the beautiful parks in the state. All of these things contribute to the nice cozy atmosphere of the city.
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Source: The Rock Hill, SC data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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