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. Ruskin has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Ruskin, where the median household income is $57,539.00.
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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Ruskin who work in office and administrative support (13.86%), sales jobs (9.52%), and management occupations (9.18%).
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 31.14 minutes every day commuting to work.
In terms of college education, Ruskin is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.76% of adults 25 and older in Ruskin have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Ruskin in 2010 was $24,675, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,700 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 38.62% of the town’s residents. 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: 15.17%.
The most common language spoken in Ruskin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.