Profile for Rock Hill, South Carolina, SC
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Rock Hill is a city in York County, in the Charlotte-Gastonia metro area.
The latitude of Rock Hill is 34.924N. The longitude is -81.025W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 56,114.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Rock Hill demographic reports
Nine Friendship College students conducted a sit-in at the local McCrory's Store in 1961, protesting the all-white lunch counter. They were arrested and jailed for violating segregation laws.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 818. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 14.8 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1973 movie, "The Friends of Eddie Coyle"
· 2000 movie, "The Patriot"
Well-known residents have included:
· Vernon Grant, artist who created the Snap, Crackle, Pop characters for Kellogg's Rice Krispies
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Come-See-Me Festival - April 13-21, 2007
- Catawba Senior Powwow - May 19, 2007
- Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival - March 1-3, 2007
- Downtown Blues Festival - Oct. 4-6, 2007
Dates often change. Check Rock Hill web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Rock Hill attractions: Glencairn Garden
Historic sites and museums: Museum of York County
Colleges and universities:
Winthrop University, York Technical College, Clinton Junior College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 80
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Ancestry & family history
8% of Rock Hill residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Rock Hill ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Rock Hill was $18,929, compared with $21,587 nationally.
24% of Rock Hill residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Rock Hill festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Come-See-Me Festival - A
- Patchwork Tales Storytelling Festival - M
- Catawba Senior Powwow - M
- Downtown Blues Festival - O
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Rock Hill, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $491. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $919.
Libraries in Rock Hill include York County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Rock Hill include Rock Hill Herald
TV stations in Rock Hill include WNSC, WWWB.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNSC-FM.
York County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Rock Hill political report.
The average commute time for Rock Hill workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Rock Hill between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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