Ruth employment information

IndexRuthNorth CarolinaNational
Income per capita$19,820$25,608$28,555
Median household income$43,333$46,693$53,482
Median income owner occupied$43,889$59,204$68,142
Median income renter occupied$27,500$29,260$33,219
Median earnings male$33,036$32,206$36,116
Median earnings female$20,625$24,378$25,692
Unemployment rate11.1%6.6%5.8%
Poverty level12.5%17.6%15.6%

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  • The income per capita in Ruth is 31% lower than the national average.
  • The median household income in Ruth is 19% lower than the national average.
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings.
  • The unemployment rate in Ruth is 91% higher than the national average.
  • The poverty level in Ruth is 20% lower than the national average.

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Ruth median earnings by income bracket

Ruth employment by industry

Labour TypeMaleFemale
Construction industry16.7%2.6%
Manufacturing sector47.9%0.0%
Financial & insurance services2.1%0.0%
Wholesale & retail services6.3%11.5%
Public administration2.1%2.6%
Transportation, warehousing & utilities7.3%11.5%
Education, health & social services3.1%42.3%

Nearby cities with high median household income

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Lake Lure, NC1,375$58,71110%
Cliffside, NC338$47,14312%
Columbus, NC1,506$40,20825%
Rutherfordton, NC4,208$39,79226%
Landrum, SC2,597$37,25030%
Ruth, NC416$43,33319%

Cities with similar population

City, StatePopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
Urbana, MO416$26,25051%
Hobgood, NC416$29,47145%
Conetoe, NC416$31,50041%
Strong, AR416$17,96166%
Greens Fork, IN416$46,52813%
Ruth, NC416$43,33319%
Source: The Ruth, NC employment data displayed above is derived from the United States Census Bureau.