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Ruskin, Florida - Basic Facts

The Ruskin Census Designated Place had a population of 22,190 as of July 1, 2015. Ruskin ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ruskin is located at latitude 27.7077 and longitude -82.4227 in Hillsborough County. 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. Hillsborough County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Ruskin Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403499) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Ruskin Census Designated Place is located within Ruskin CCD of Hillsborough County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ruskin population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Ruskin, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 22,190
Population in Households 22,174
Population in Familes 18,536
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 1,232
Diversity Index2 75


Total Households 7,260
Average Household Size 3.05
Family Households 5,281
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 8,553 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,677 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,583 (30.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,293 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $175,400
Average Home Value $213,262


Median Household Income $47,806
Average Household Income $57,686
Per Capita Income $18,971
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 4.96% 3.57%
Households 4.87% 3.54%
Families 4.83% 3.44%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   2.59%
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, 2015 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 # 171 82nd
Population Density1 # 521 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 83 91st
Median Household Income # 376 59th
Per Capita Income # 666 28th

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