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Real Estate Prices & Overview

Ruth median real estate price is $191,486, which is more expensive than 47.6% of the neighborhoods in Louisiana and 24.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Ruth is currently $1,281, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. Rents here are currently lower in price than 60.1% of Louisiana neighborhoods.

Ruth is a rural neighborhood (based on population density) located in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana.

Ruth real estate is primarily made up of medium sized (three or four bedroom) to small (studio to two bedroom) single-family homes and mobile homes. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters. Many of the residences in the Ruth neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

Ruth has a 14.6% vacancy rate, which is well above average compared to other U.S. neighborhoods (higher than 75.5% of American neighborhoods). A relatively large percentage of housing here is seasonally occupied (8.5%), which can occur in some markets dominated by colleges or vacation homes. If you live here year round, you will find many of the homes or apartments are empty for all or a portion of the year.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular character. For example, one might notice whether the buildings all date from a certain time period or whether shop signs are in multiple languages. This particular neighborhood in Breaux Bridge, the Ruth neighborhood, has some outstanding things about the way it looks and its way of life that are worth highlighting.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the Ruth neighborhood stands out by having 93.1% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 98.3% of all American neighborhoods.

Diversity

Did you know that the Ruth neighborhood has more French and French Canadian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 21.4% of this neighborhood's residents have French ancestry and 3.4% have French Canadian ancestry.

Ruth is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 12.8% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak French at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 99.4% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Ruth neighborhood in Breaux Bridge are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 5.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 62.3% of America's neighborhoods.

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Ruth neighborhood, 37.9% of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (22.2%), and 8.2% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the Ruth neighborhood is English, spoken by 87.2% of households. Some people also speak French (12.8%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the Ruth neighborhood in Breaux Bridge, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as French (21.4%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (5.1%), and residents who report French Canadian roots (3.4%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (2.7%), along with some English ancestry residents (1.1%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in Ruth neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (40.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (93.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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