Ruth is located in west North Carolina. Ruth is between the Rutherford, Polk county. Ruth has 0.42 square miles of land area and has no water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Ruth population is 416, which has grown 26.44% since 2000. The population growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.13% and is much higher than the national average rate of 11.61%. Ruth median household income is $43,333 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 35.07% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 19.16% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Ruth median house value is $86,500 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 14.42% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 41.83% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Ruth is close to the state average in quality.