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Ruskin, Florida - Basic Facts

The Ruskin Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Hillsborough County at latitude 27.7077 and longitude -82.4227. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The formal official name is the Ruskin Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Ruskin, Florida.

The U5 Census Class Code for Ruskin indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Ruskin Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 18.01 sq. miles and a water area of 1.52 sq. miles.

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Ruskin, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 21,343
Population in Households 21,326
Population in Familes 17,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 1,185
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 7,014
Average Household Size 3.04
Family Households 5,106
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,550 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,464 (29.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,381 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $162,895
Average Home Value $202,808


Median Household Income $45,027
Average Household Income $57,143
Per Capita Income $18,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 5.2% 3.64%
Households 5.19% 3.58%
Families 5.16% 3.46%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Ruskin, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruskin to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 174 81st
Population Density1 # 531 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 84 91st
Median Household Income # 404 56th
Per Capita Income # 651 29th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.