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The Ruskin CDP(1) had a population of 29,712 as of July 1, 2021. 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 27.7209 and longitude -82.4332 in Hillsborough County. The formal boundaries for the Ruskin Census Designated Place 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 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.


  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Ruskin, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)

POPULATION

Total Population 29,712 (100%)
Population in Households 29,702 (100.0%)
Population in Families 24,739 (83.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 10 ( 0.0%)
Population Density 1,646
Diversity Index2 78
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,735
Average Household Income $79,366
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $25,568
Wealth Index5 76
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 10,586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,692 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,829 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,065 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $228,480
Average Home Value $302,508
Housing Affordability Index3 154
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,521
Average Household Size 3.12
Family Households 6,904
Average Family Size 4
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 4.97% 2.22%
Households 4.74% 2.14%
Families 4.69% 2.14%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   3.05%
Owner Occupied HU   2.35%

Ruskin, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ruskin to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 140 85th
Population Density # 476 48th
Median Household Income # 341 63rd
Housing Affordability Index # 581 63rd
Per Capita Income # 575 38th
Diversity Index # 58 94th

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