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Welcome to Rock Hill ...

The city of Rock Hill is located in York County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Rock Hill has a population of 75,187 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Rock Hill.

Rock Hill is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Rock Hill lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Rock Hill lies within the (803) area code.

The ZIP code for Rock Hill: 29730<4>

Websites for Rock Hill ...

Official Website:   www.ci.rock-hill.sc.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.yorkcountychamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Rock Hill had an population of 75,187 people. This is an increase of 13.65% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 51.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Rock Hill had a population of 66,154 people (or 29.26% of the total population of York County). This makes Rock Hill the county's most populous community.

The population of Rock Hill represents 1.43% of the total population of South Carolina (which has 4,625,364 people), making it the state's 5th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 66,154 people, the population of Rock Hill increased 32.93% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 49,765 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Rock Hill.

Communities Also Named Rock Hill ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two South Carolina communities named Rock Hill: This one is located in York County and the other is located in Fairfield County.

Beyond South Carolina, there are 28 communities that are also named Rock Hill - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), Florida (2), Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi (4), Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Tennessee (5), Texas (3) and Virginia (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Rock Hill.

Communities near Rock Hill ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Rock Hill.

  • Fort Mill [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Mill
    • Fort Mill [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Rock Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 24,929 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Mill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Mill<6>
  • Waxhaw [Union County]
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    • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Rock Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<6>
  • Tega Cay [York County]
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    • Tega Cay [York County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the north of Rock Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,696 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tega Cay
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tega Cay<6>
  • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
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    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Rock Hill
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weddington have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weddington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weddington<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wesley Chapel [Union County]
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      • Wesley Chapel [Union County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Rock Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,476 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wesley Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wesley Chapel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wesley Chapel<6>
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
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      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Rock Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<6>
    • York [York County]
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      • York [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Rock Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<6>
    • Marvin [Union County]
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      • Marvin [Union County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Rock Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Clover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
      • Clover [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Rock Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,800 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clover<6>
    • Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Chester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Rock Hill
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Rock Hill. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Rock Hill.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Rock Hill. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rock Hill.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Rock Hill. Our list includes 14 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Rock Hill.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rock Hill ...

Looking for more information about Rock Hill? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Rock Hill, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Rock Hill.

Adding Rock Hill to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Rock Hill in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Rock Hill was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Rock Hill on a map titled Rand McNally Map of South Carolina (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Rock Hill on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rock Hill: www.ci.rock-hill.sc.us/

The official website for York County: www.yorkcountygov.com/

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of South Carolina's counties, including York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Rock Hill.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Rock Hill - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Rock Hill). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Rock Hill or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rock Hill) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rock Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rock HillOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rock Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9293, Longitude: -81.0238    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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