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Ruth, California - Basic Facts

The Ruth Census Designated Place had a population of 199 as of July 1, 2019. 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 40.2696 and longitude -123.3214 in Trinity County. The formal boundaries for the Ruth Census Designated Place 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.


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Ruth, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ruth, CA Housing Affordability Index is 41
State of California Housing Affordability Index is 67
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Ruth, CA Wealth Index is 24
State of California Wealth Index is 123
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 199 (100%)
Population in Households 198 (99.5%)
Population in Families 131 (65.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 5
Diversity Index2 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $22,783
Average Household Income $32,419
Per Capita Income $16,068
Wealth Index4 24

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 322 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 66 (20.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 220 (68.3%)
Median Home Value $305,263
Housing Affordability Index3 41
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 102
Average Household Size 1.94
Family Households 52
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.22% -0.2%
Households 0.32% -0.4%
Families 0.87% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.9%
Per Capita Income   2.52%

Ruth, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruth to the other 1,521 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 1337 12th
Population Density # 1501 1st
Diversity Index # 1468 4th
Median Household Income # 1507 1st
Per Capita Income # 1350 11th

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