Ruth, North Carolina

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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

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Ruth Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 329 100%
Male 166 50.5%
Female 163 49.5%
Under 18 68 20.7%
18+ 261 79.3%
65+ 46 14%
Median Age 38.9
Average Family Size 2.87
White 303 92.1%
African-American 21 6.4%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.6%
Other 2 0.6%
Mixed Race 1 0.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 1.2%

Estimated Ruth Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 331
Growth 2
Growth % 0.6%

Ruth Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 33.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
English 14.2%
German 14.2%
Irish 10.2%
Scottish 2.4%
European 1.6%
Dutch 1.6%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Ruth 329 $41,500
Bostic 328 $38,750
Ellenboro 479 $37,083
Forest City 7,549 $30,000
Mooresboro 314 $36,500
Rutherfordton 4,131 $47,381
Spindale 4,022 $33,583
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