Ruskin is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 18,467 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ruskin is the 144th largest community in Florida. Much of the housing stock in Ruskin was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Ruskin economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Ruskin, where the median household income is $49,247.00.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Ruskin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Ruskin is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ruskin who work in office and administrative support (15.79%), sales jobs (10.17%), and management occupations (9.50%).
Ruskin is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Ruskin is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Ruskin, the average commute to work is 32.36 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Ruskin is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.81% of adults 25 and older in Ruskin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ruskin in 2010 was $20,845, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $83,380 for a family of four. However, Ruskin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ruskin is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ruskin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ruskin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Ruskin also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 37.37% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ruskin include English, German, Italian, and French .
In addition, Ruskin has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (17.12%).
The most common language spoken in Ruskin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.