Ruth, California Population 2024

139

Ruth is a city located in Humboldt County and Trinity County California. Ruth has a 2024 population of 139. Ruth is currently declining at a rate of -4.14% annually and its population has decreased by -34.74% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 213 in 2020.

The average household income in Ruth is $74,890 with a poverty rate of 17.88%. The median age in Ruth is 70.2 years: 67 years for males, and 70.7 years for females.

Ruth Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ruth was:

  • White: 100%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
  • Two or more races: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
38.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
3.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-34.74% (-74)
The current population of Ruth, California is 139 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 213.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White151100%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%
Two or more races00%

White

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Two or more races

Ruth Population by Race

Ruth Population Pyramid 2024

Ruth Median Age

70.2

Total

67

Male

70.7

Female

Ruth Adults

There are 151 adults, (129 of whom are seniors) in Ruth.

Ruth Age Dependency

586.4

Age Dependency Ratio

586.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

0

Child Dependency Ratio

Ruth Sex Ratio

Female6341.72%
Male8858.28%

Ruth Population by Age

Ruth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All722.193.16.9
Married422.211000
Non Family301.9383.316.7
Male0000
Female0000

2.21

Average Family Size

2.1

Average Household Size

93.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ruth Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade31.99%
Associates Degree95.96%
Bachelors Degree2818.54%
Graduate Degree31.99%
High School Graduate6442.38%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College4429.14%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ruth Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ruth Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White15114831

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 98.01%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 20.53%.

Ruth Educational Attainment by Race

Ruth Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ruth Language

100% of Ruth residents speak only English, while 0% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0% of the population.

Ruth Language

Ruth Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1512717.88%

17.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.27%

Male Poverty Rate

4.76%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ruth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ruth is White, with 17.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ruth is White, with 17.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 0%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25%.

Ruth Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
Some College45.28%
High School0%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Ruth Poverty Rate by Education

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed0%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Employed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Ruth Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ruth Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families-$106,038
Households$58,333$74,890
Married Families-$-999,999,999
Non Families$30,000$31,283

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ruth Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

61.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.1%

Male Marriage Rate

65.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Ruth Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ruth Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ruth Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ruth Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

22

Number of Veterans

22

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Korea9
Vietnam5
World War II4
Second Gulf War0
First Gulf War0

Ruth Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+17
65 to 745
18 to 340
35 to 540
55 to 640

Ruth Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White2214.57%

Ruth Veterans by Race

Ruth Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

0%

Veteran Poverty Rate

63.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ruth Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

18.5%

Labor Force Participation

18.5%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Ruth Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ruth Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ruth Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

63.58%

Born in Ruth

96.69%

Native Born

3.31%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

3.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.69% of Ruth residents were born in the United States, with 63.58% having been born in California. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Ruth Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2024139-6-4.14%
2023145-6-3.97%
2022151-6-3.82%
2021157-56-26.29%
20202134325.29%
20191702517.24%
2018145-69-32.24%
20172143016.3%
20161847670.37%
2015108-56-34.15%
201416400%
20131646057.69%
2012104-40-27.78%
2011144-51-26.15%
201019500%

Ruth Population by Year