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Ruth is a city in Macomb County, in the Detroit metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Ruth. For links to other places called Ruth, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Ruth is 42.468N. The longitude is -82.955W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 614 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 33,394.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ruth demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Macomb County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Detroit area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48089 ZIP code.
21% of Ruth residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ruth ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ruth was $20,665, compared with $21,587 nationally.
11% of Ruth residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Ruth, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $485. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $891.
Libraries in Ruth include Eastpointe Memorial Library ... View libraries
Macomb County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Ruth political report.
The average commute time for Ruth workers is 24 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ruth between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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