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 $57,836.00.
Unlike some towns, Ruskin isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Ruskin are a mix 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 (13.75%), sales jobs (10.05%), and maintenance occupations (7.07%).
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, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.24 minutes every day commuting to work.
The percentage of adults in Ruskin who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.70% of the adults in Ruskin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ruskin in 2018 was $24,511, which is lower middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $98,044 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. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Ruskin, accounting for 40.68% of the town’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Ruskin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ruskin include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
Ruskin also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.53%.
The most common language spoken in Ruskin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.