Ruth, North Carolina Population 2024

362

Ruth is a city located in Rutherford County North Carolina. Ruth has a 2024 population of 362. Ruth is currently growing at a rate of 1.4% annually and its population has increased by 4.62% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 346 in 2020.

The average household income in Ruth is $61,199 with a poverty rate of 22.01%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ruth is 41.8 years, 35.7 years for males, and 49.4 years for females.

Ruth Demographics

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

  • White: 82.77%
  • Two or more races: 13.69%
  • Black or African American: 1.77%
  • Other race: 1.29%
  • Asian: 0.48%
  • Native American:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
0.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
853.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
4.62% (16)
The current population of Ruth, North Carolina is 362 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 346.

Ruth, North Carolina Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White51482.77%
Two or more races8513.69%
Black or African American111.77%
Other race81.29%
Asian30.48%
Native American
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ruth Population by Race

Ruth Population Pyramid 2024

Ruth Median Age

41.8

Total

35.7

Male

49.4

Female

Ruth Adults

There are 490 adults, (111 of whom are seniors) in Ruth.

Ruth Age Dependency

63.9

Age Dependency Ratio

29.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Ruth Sex Ratio

Female29146.86%
Male33053.14%

Ruth Population by Age

Ruth Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2472.518317
Married1062.8898.11.9
Female582.4375.924.1
Non Family461.5478.321.7
Male372.8156.843.2
showing: 5 rows

2.68

Average Family Size

2.51

Average Household Size

83.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ruth Households and Families

Male

Female

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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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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Ruth Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$42,500

Average Earnings

$49,667

Average Male

$33,182

Average Female

Ruth Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ruth Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ruth Language

88.61% of Ruth residents speak only English, while 11.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.21% of the population.

Ruth Language

Ruth Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White50112224.35%
Multiple851416.47%
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22.01%

Overall Poverty Rate

21.71%

Male Poverty Rate

22.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ruth

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ruth is White, with 24.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ruth is Multiple, with 16.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.4%.

Ruth Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade30.86%
High School25.97%
Some College12.75%
Bachelors or Greater2.99%
showing: 4 rows

Ruth Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed12.28%
Male Employed2.84%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Ruth Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ruth Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ruth Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.4%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Ruth Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ruth Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

17

Number of Veterans

13

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

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Ruth Veterans by War

count

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Ruth Veterans by Age

count

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Ruth Veterans by Race

Ruth Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

17.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ruth Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

51.2%

Labor Force Participation

50%

Employment Rate

2.3%

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

61.35%

Born in Ruth

92.91%

Native Born

7.09%

Foreign Born

1.93%

Non Citizen

5.15%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.91% of Ruth residents were born in the United States, with 61.35% having been born in North Carolina. 1.93% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ruth Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202938751.31%
202838251.33%
202737751.34%
202637251.36%
202536751.38%
202436251.4%
202335751.42%
202235251.44%
202134710.29%
2020346-53-13.28%
201939910.25%
201839820.51%
201739620.51%
2016394-3-0.76%
2015397-1-0.25%
2014398-1-0.25%
2013399-2-0.5%
2012401
2011401-2-0.5%
2010403
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Ruth Population by Year