Ruth, Nevada

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Population in July 2007: 510.
Males: 273  (53.6%)
Females: 237  (46.4%)
Median resident age:

38.4 years
Nevada median age:

35.0 years

Zip code: 89301

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,799 (it was $29,821 in 2000)
Ruth:

$38,799
NV:

$58,003

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,247 (it was $12,572 in 2000)

Ruth CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $67,814 (it was $34,800 in 2000)
Ruth:

$67,814
NV:

$258,200
March 2019 cost of living index in Ruth: 91.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Ruth, NV (2000)
    • 44587.9%White alone
    • 367.1%Hispanic
    • 153.0%American Indian alone
    • 91.8%Two or more races
    • 10.2%Black alone

Races in Ruth detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Nevada and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Ruth, Nevada as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ruth is 128 to 1.


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Current Local Time: PST time zone

Elevation: 6870 feet

Land area: 250.2 square miles.

Population density: 2.0 people per square mile   (very low).

Ruth, Nevada map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ruth CCD:

0.9% ($325)
Nevada:

0.9% ($1,187)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: West Jordan, UT (184.1 miles , pop. 68,336).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Las Vegas, NV (217.9 miles , pop. 478,434).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Los Angeles, CA (407.9 miles , pop. 3,694,820).

Nearest cities:

Ely, NV (3.2 miles ),
McGill, NV (3.8 miles ),
Lund, NV (4.8 miles ),
Preston, NV (5.4 miles),
Cherry Creek, NV (6.2 miles),
Baker, NV (6.6 miles ),
Eureka, NV (7.7 miles ),
Duckwater, NV (7.9 miles )

Latitude: 39.34 N, Longitude: 115.03 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 775

Distribution of median household income in Ruth, NV in 2017
Ruth satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.0%
Nevada:

3.7%
Most common industries in Ruth, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (17.0%)
  • Public administration (14.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.6%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (10.4%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (6.7%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Utilities (5.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (24.7%)
  • Public administration (21.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (9.7%)
  • Construction (9.7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (7.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (40.5%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (16.7%)
  • Utilities (16.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (14.3%)
  • U. S. Postal service (11.9%)
Most common occupations in Ruth, NV (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.8%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (11.1%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (9.6%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (8.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.4%)
  • Construction laborers (6.7%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (16.1%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (14.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.8%)
  • Construction laborers (9.7%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (31.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (28.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (16.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (11.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (11.9%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (0.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (0.0%)

Average climate in Ruth, Nevada

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Ruth-area historical earthquake activity is near Nevada state average. It is 614% greater than the overall U.S. average.

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in White Pine County (5) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Snows: 2, Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Ruth:

  • WHITE PINE CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; ELY, NV)
  • WILLIAM BEE RIRIE HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 11 miles away; ELY, NV)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ruth:

  • Southern Utah University (about 157 miles; Cedar City, UT; Full-time enrollment: 6,522)
  • Dixie State University (about 175 miles; Saint George, UT; FT enrollment: 6,485)
  • Snow College (about 185 miles; Ephraim, UT; FT enrollment: 3,224)
  • Utah Valley University (about 188 miles; Orem, UT; FT enrollment: 24,403)
  • Salt Lake Community College (about 188 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 20,797)
  • Stevens-Henager College-Murray (about 190 miles; Murray, UT; FT enrollment: 6,395)
  • Brigham Young University-Provo (about 191 miles; Provo, UT; FT enrollment: 33,525)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Ruth Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

White Pine County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Ruth and their reported violations in the past:

ROBINSON NEVADA MINING COMPANY (Population served: 450, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2000, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUN-06-2005)
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Nevada:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

67.3%
Whole state:

65.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.1%
Whole state:

8.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

15.5%
Whole state:

10.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.6%
Whole state:

4.9%
1,129 people in state prisons in 2010
7 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Ruth:

Marital status in Ruth, NV
  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 64.0%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 1.8%

For population 25 years and over in Ruth:

  • High school or higher: 69.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.9
Nevada average:

11.9

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ruth, NV (based on White Pine County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic3,0692
Other2,6916
Evangelical Protestant1965
Mainline Protestant1763
Orthodox--
None3,898-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
White Pine County:

4.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
White Pine County:

3.29 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 5
White Pine County:

5.49 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

2.56 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
White Pine County:

9.88 / 10,000 pop.
Nevada:

6.14 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
White Pine County:

7.9%
Nevada:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
White Pine County:

32.9%
Nevada:

24.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

6.2%
Nevada:

13.2%

6.20% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($52,059 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.20%
Nevada average:

6.29%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Clark County, NV  1.41% ($45,087 average AGI)


9.25% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($45,642 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.25%
Nevada average:

5.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clark County, NV  1.80% ($40,000 average AGI)
to Elko County, NV  0.59% ($54,200)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ruth:

  • KELY (1230 AM; 1 kW; ELY, NV; Owner: MICHAEL AND GINA DAVIS D/B/A VIRTUAL CONCEPTS)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXNT (840 AM; 50 kW; NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KDWN (720 AM; 50 kW; LAS VEGAS, NV; Owner: RADIO NEVADA CORP.)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KKOH (780 AM; 50 kW; RENO, NV; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMJ (580 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • KBOI (670 AM; 50 kW; BOISE, ID; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KCBC (770 AM; 50 kW; RIVERBANK, CA; Owner: KIERTRON, INC.)
  • KWRU (940 AM; 50 kW; FRESNO, CA)
  • KLAC (570 AM; 50 kW; LOS ANGELES, CA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KNNZ (940 AM; 10 kW; CEDAR CITY, UT; Owner: MB MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ruth:

  • KWPR (88.7 FM; LUND, NV; Owner: NEVADA PUBLIC RADIO CORPORATION)
  • K220DT (91.9 FM; ELY, ETC., NV; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS, INC)
  • KDSS (92.7 FM; ELY, NV; Owner: COATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KCLS (101.7 FM; ELY, NV; Owner: MICHAEL AND GINA DAVIS D/B/A VIRTUAL CONCEPTS)
  • K280AO (103.9 FM; LUND, ETC., NV; Owner: WHITE PINE TELEVISION DISTRICT #1)

TV broadcast stations around Ruth:

  • K05JU (Channel 5; ELKO, NV; Owner: ELKO TELEVISION DISTRICT)
  • KBJN (Channel 3; ELY, NV; Owner: HARRIS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • K03DS (Channel 3; RUTH, NV; Owner: WHITE PINE TELEVISION DISTRICT #1)
  • K07DV (Channel 7; RUTH, NV; Owner: WHITE PINE TELEVISION DISTRICT #1)
  • K09DW (Channel 9; RUTH, NV; Owner: WHITE PINE TELEVISION DISTRICT #1)
  • K11ED (Channel 11; RUTH, NV; Owner: WHITE PINE TELEVISION DISTRICT #1)
  • K13NQ (Channel 13; RUTH, NV; Owner: WHITE PINE TELEVISION DISTRICT #1)
  • K08CB (Channel 8; LUND/PRESTON, NV; Owner: WHITE PINE TELEVISION DISTRICT #1)
  • K10BU (Channel 10; LUND/PRESTON, NV; Owner: WHITE PINE TELEVISION DISTRICT #1)

Ruth fatal accident list:

Jan 10, 2005 03:46 PM, 3rd Street, Sunshine Street, Lat: 39.276970, Lon: -114.991760, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Pedestrians: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Lat: 39.265194 Lon: -115.012806, Call Sign: WQNU579,
    Assigned Frequencies: 9552.50 MHz, Grant Date: 05/31/2011, Expiration Date: 07/02/2011, Cancellation Date: 09/03/2011, Certifier: Doug Moore, Registrant: Robinson Nevada Mining Company, 4232 W. White Pine County Rd. 44, Ruth, NV 89319, Phone: (775) 289-7059, Fax: (775) 289-7405, Email:
  • 4232 West White Pine County Road 44 (Lat: 39.265528 Lon: -115.011111), Call Sign: WRCE839,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.572 MHz, 151.970 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 09/13/2028, Certifier: Randy Wandler, Registrant: National License, 12591 Brompton Road, Carmel, IN 46033, Phone: (317) 564-8018, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • RIB HILL, Rib Hill (Lat: 39.244917 Lon: -115.000750), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WRAL637,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6078.62 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 6019.32 MHz, 6078.62 MHz, 6019.32 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 12/27/2017, Expiration Date: 12/27/2027, Certifier: Louis Tomasetti, Registrant: Commnet Of Nevada, LLC, 1562 North Park St, Castle Rock, CO 80109, Phone: (303) 660-2701, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB7VPM, Licensee ID: L00703242, Grant Date: 08/12/2014, Expiration Date: 06/20/2023, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2014, Certifier: Burke V Bradley, Registrant: Burke V Bradley, 9 Cedar Street, Ruth, NV 89319
  • Call Sign: KC8NTP, Licensee ID: L00205501, Grant Date: 02/08/2000, Expiration Date: 02/08/2010, Cancellation Date: 06/25/2008, Certifier: John W Green, Registrant: John W Green, Ruth, NV 89319
  • Call Sign: K6OTH, Previous Call Sign: WD6DLG, Licensee ID: L00423034, Grant Date: 07/07/2007, Expiration Date: 07/07/2017, Certifier: Elmer C Bonsky, Registrant: Elmer C Bonsky Sr, 14 Pine Street, Ruth, NV 89319
  • Call Sign: AD7VH, Previous Call Sign: KC8NTP, Licensee ID: L00205501, Grant Date: 11/13/2009, Expiration Date: 02/08/2020, Cancellation Date: 01/26/2010, Certifier: John W Green, Registrant: John W Green, 57 Keystone Street, Ruth, NV 89319
  • Call Sign: NV6R, Previous Call Sign: AD7VH, Licensee ID: L00205501, Grant Date: 01/26/2010, Expiration Date: 01/26/2020, Certifier: John W Green, Registrant: John W Green, 57 Keystone St., Ruth, NV 89319
  • Call Sign: KF7JMN, Licensee ID: L01564820, Grant Date: 04/27/2010, Expiration Date: 04/27/2020, Certifier: Phillip R Winsryg, Registrant: Phillip R Winsryg, Ruth, NV 89319
  • Call Sign: AF7MB, Previous Call Sign: KB7VPM, Licensee ID: L00703242, Grant Date: 08/12/2014, Expiration Date: 06/20/2023, Certifier: Burke V Bradley, Registrant: Burke V Bradley, 9 Cedar Street, Ruth, NV 89319

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ruth, NV
  • 43.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 26.6%Electricity
  • 21.3%Wood
  • 4.7%Coal or coke
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ruth, NV
  • 64.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 35.7%Wood


Ruth compared to Nevada state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Ruth on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #41 (89301) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the most casinos in 2005"
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