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 28,620 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Ruskin is the 112th 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 $62,283.00.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ruskin who work in office and administrative support (13.79%), sales jobs (11.73%), and maintenance occupations (7.55%).
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 32.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Ruskin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Ruskin citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.75% of adults 25 and older in Ruskin have a college degree.
The per capita income in Ruskin in 2018 was $25,140, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $100,560 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 38.44% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Ruskin include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Greek.
The most common language spoken in Ruskin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.