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People

Total Population 439
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 18.5%
Employed Population 16+ 153
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,219
% Above Poverty Level 85%
% Below Poverty Level 15%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.7%
Median Gross Rent $513
Median House Value $89,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 20.7%
US/American 0%
English 8%
Irish 10.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ruth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles SE of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Rutherford
Standard Zip Codes 28139
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.381
Longitude -81.947

Ruth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station FOREST CITY 6 SW
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 50 F
Apr Temp 42 to 71 F
Jul Temp 64 to 89 F
Oct Temp 44 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.5 inches
Station SIMMS WATER PLANT
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 52 F
Apr Temp 43 to 74 F
Jul Temp 65 to 91 F
Oct Temp 45 to 74 F
Annual Precip 51.6 inches
Station MARION 2 NW
Distance 20.3 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 69 F
Annual Precip 54 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Ruth, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Gilkey (28139)

Logan Station (28139)

Shingle Hollow (28139)

Westminster (28139)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bostic 360 $32,500
Ellenboro 1,250 $28,813
Mooresboro 486 $47,216
Rutherfordton 4,193 $48,294
Spindale 4,279 $43,803

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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