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People

Total Population 416
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 174
Age of the Population 48

Families

% of people married 54.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 9.5%
Median Earnings25+ $29,904
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,841

Wealth

Median Family Income $50,385
% Above Poverty Level 87.5%
% Below Poverty Level 12.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 1.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.8%
Median Gross Rent $381
Median House Value $86,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 0%
English 6.7%
Irish 9.9%

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 388 $35,250
Ellenboro 1,321 $28,611
Mooresboro 387 $46,964
Rutherfordton 4,208 $49,704
Spindale 4,296 $36,331
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