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. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Ruskin, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Ruskin, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Ruskin’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Ruskin does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $47,592.00.
Ruskin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.12%), sales jobs (10.35%), and management occupations (8.93%).
Also of interest is that Ruskin has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One of the nice things about Ruskin is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
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 31.46 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Ruskin rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.86% of adults 25 and older in Ruskin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Ruskin in 2010 was $20,000, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,000 for a family of four. However, Ruskin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Ruskin is an extremely 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 39.11% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ruskin include German, English, Italian, and French .
Foreign born people are also an important part of Ruskin's cultural character, accounting for 16.97% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Ruskin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.