Ruth, CA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ruth, California - Basic Facts

The Ruth Census Designated Place had a population of 188 as of July 1, 2018. Ruth ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in California. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ruth is located at latitude 40.2938 and longitude -123.3483 in Trinity County. The formal boundaries for the Ruth Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 38.85 sq. miles and a water area of 1.68 sq. miles. Trinity County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 2,726 feet.

The Ruth Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2628787) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ruth Census Designated Place is located within Mad River CCD of Trinity County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ruth population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

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Ruth, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 188
Population in Households 187
Population in Familes 125
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 5
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $44,417
Average Household Income $63,110
Per Capita Income $31,586


Total Housing Units 315 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 63 (20.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 33 (10.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 219 (69.5%)
Median Home Value $314,286
Average Home Value $331,048


Total Households 96
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 50
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.44% -0.98%
Households -0.37% -0.85%
Families 0.5% -1.23%
Median Household Income   3.58%
Per Capita Income   3.13%

Ruth, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruth to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1346 11th
Population Density # 1498 1st
Diversity Index # 1458 4th
Median Household Income # 1142 25th
Per Capita Income # 715 53rd

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