Life in Rock Hill, South Carolina

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Are you thinking of moving or relocating to Rock Hill, South Carolina? Would you like to know what the quality of life is like living in Rock Hill?
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WeatherHow much crime?What are the neighborhoods like?What are the people like?
Winters are somewhat cold with the temperature of about 30' to 40' during the day. Some winters are filled with snow and/or ice storms. On rare, weird winters there are mild temperatures of about 50' to 55' during the day. Summers are hot and humid. The Sumner thunderstorms here produce heavy rains, lightening, and loud thunder. The Springs and Falls here are very nice but tend to come and go quickly.This is a small city and it is starting to see its share of crime. It has some law offenders that commit auto thefts, burglaries, assaults, and drug related crimes. Even though Rock Hill residents here and/or experience some level of crime, the residents in Rock Hill, SC still feel safe majority of the time.Rock Hill is a nice little city. It has a lot of really nice neighborhoods. The south western area does have some low income housing like around S. Garrison Rd. These homes are for under privilege families and the government offers subsidies for these families. This nicest area of Rock Hill is in the Northern area near Fort Mill. The homes in this area are larger and several homes have private swimming pools. The homes are modern with brick and stucco. The Claxton Dr area has really nice homes. The landscaping in this area is beautiful.The people of Rock Hill are nice and friendly. There are more blue collar workers here than white collar workers. Rock Hill has three major higher education institutions so you will see a nice amount of college students here. You will also see a lot of nice looking families out enjoying this little city. You also will not have to look too far to spot the nice retired individuals taking a stroll through Rock Hill's beautiful parks.
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The downtown area is nice and clean. It has been restored and the historic look has been preserved.The best restaurants here are McHale's Irish Pub, Michael's Rock Hill Grill, and Olive Garden. Rock Hill has a wide variety of restaurants from commercial to independently owned.The schools in Rock Hill are good schools. The class sizes are relatively small and the teachers offer a lot of support to the students.This is a nice city for singles. There is a lot to do in Rock Hill and not to mention it is less than a 20 minute highway drive to a major metropolitan area.
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There is a active railroad which runs through Rock Hill's downtown area. It runs right in front of The Herald Newspaper Office and it can be loud.Rock Hill SC is larger than Fort Mill SC and it has more restaurants, museums, and shopping malls. It also has a nice downtown area.
Rock Hill SC is larger than Lancaster SC and it has more colleges for you to chose from. If you are looking to further your education you will want to chose to be in Rock Hill over Lancaster, SC.
The best hospital here is Piedmont Medical and it is used by most of Rock Hill's restaurants. There is also a great rehabilitation hospital here. Healthsouth Piedmont Rehabilitation Hospital is heavily used for long-term care.The nicest places to visit are The Botanical Garden, The Children's Museum, and Carowinds which is less than 10 minutes up I77.
General comments   
This is a small little city. It is diverse and offers a lot of nice restaurants for those looking for a great meal. It serves several strangers on a daily basis due to the interstate that runs through it. The residents of Rock Hill are nice and friendly and they are happy to share their little city with the travelers. It is a little city that comes alive everyday and even on the weekends.   
Rock Hill, South Carolina population: 66154

How many black people live in Rock Hill? How many white people?
Number of White People36147Percentage of White people54.6%
Number of Black People26236Percentage of Black people39.7%
Number of Hispanic People4011Percentage of Hispanic people6.1%
Number of Asian People1468Percentage of Asian people2.2%
Number of American Indian People653Percentage of American Indian people1%

Note: Numbers may add up to >100% because some people are more than one race.

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Percent college grads: 26.8%
Percent grad school grads: 9.5%
Unemployment rate: 9.9
Median house value: 136200
Median income: 43201

How many singles in Rock Hill?

Single men ages 20-34Single women ages 20-34Ratio of single men to women age
552257490.96men for each woman
Single men ages 35-44Single women ages 35-44Ratio of single men to women age
169218260.93men for each woman
Single men ages 45-54Single women ages 45-54Ratio of single men to women age
165618450.9men for each woman

Crimes in Rock Hill, South Carolina
CrimesAbsolute numbersAverage percentage chance of being a victim in
by typeof crimesOne YearFive Years
Aggr. Assault4231%3%
Auto Theft1450%1%

Weather History for Rock Hill, South Carolina

Rock Hill, South Carolina Basic Temperatue and Weather (30 year averages)
MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000008763768951
How many days and how much precipitation and snow for Rock Hill, South Carolina?

Number of days of rain
(.1 inch or greater)
total rainfallNumber of days of snow
(.5 inch or greater)
Total snowfall
Average year724324
Realistic temperatures, taking into account precipitation, amount of sunlight during the day, winds during the day, and humidity during hot days.

MonthNumber of Days below zero (degrees)Number of Days 0-20's (degrees)Number of Days 20's (degrees)Number of Days 30's (degrees)Number of Days 40's (degrees)Number of Days 50's (degrees)Number of Days 60's (degrees)Number of Days 70's (degrees)Number of Days 80's (degrees)Number of Days 90's+ (degrees)
Average year000148136456211314

How many hot humid days a year does Rock Hill, South Carolina have?
How many cloudy days a year does Rock Hill, South Carolina have?
How many sunny days a year does Rock Hill, South Carolina have? How sunny is it?
How many windy days a year does Rock Hill, South Carolina have? How windy is it?
See below for the answers!
MonthNumber of hot, humid daysNumber of very windy daysNumber of windy daysNumber of somewhat windy daysNumber of calm daysNumber of clear daysNumber of moderately cloudly daysNumber of somewhat cloudy daysNumber of very cloudy days
Average year1140331331991104685119

(Note: Humidity, wind, and cloudcover information is based on (a) 30 year averages and in many cases (b) a large nearby weather station. If you're in an area with a lot of "micro climates" actual conditions may vary.)

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Sources of information: Census, FBI Crime Statistics, NOAA
Disclaimer: The information presented here are for the general population, assume the same rate of crime in the future, and an evenly distributed amount of crime throughout the city in question. They are not meant to accurately predict whether one person in particular will be a victim of crime. Percentages are based on the population of the city/town in question, except for burglaries, which are based on the number of households.