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Ruthville, North Dakota - Basic Facts

The Ruthville Census Designated Place had a population of 211 as of July 1, 2020. Ruthville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ruthville is located at latitude 48.3717 and longitude -101.2988 in Ward County. The formal boundaries for the Ruthville Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Ward County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,654 feet.

The Ruthville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584355) 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.

The Ruthville Census Designated Place is located within Township of Eureka, a minor civil division (MCD) of Ward County.


Ruthville, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 211 (100%)
Population in Households 211 (100.0%)
Population in Families 171 (81.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 1,383
Diversity Index2 27


Median Household Income $57,910
Average Household Income $75,916
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $30,611
Wealth Index5 61


Total HU (Housing Units) 128 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 76 (59.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 31 (24.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $190,385
Average Home Value $221,753
Housing Affordability Index3 192


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 2
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.98% 0.93%
Households 0.87% 0.93%
Families 4.4% 0.57%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
Owner Occupied HU   1.53%


Ruthville, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruthville to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 172 57th
Population Density # 30 93rd
Median Household Income # 258 36th
Housing Affordability Index # 211 53rd
Per Capita Income # 324 19th
Diversity Index # 51 88th

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