Welcome to Ruskin
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 $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.
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.
The most common language spoken in Ruskin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.