Ruskin, Florida Population 2024

28,878

Ruskin is a city located in Hillsborough County Florida. Ruskin has a 2024 population of 28,878. Ruskin is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 12.63% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 25,640 in 2020.

The average household income in Ruskin is $86,063 with a poverty rate of 14.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ruskin is 32.9 years, 33.8 years for males, and 32.6 years for females.

Ruskin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ruskin was:

  • White: 49.61%
  • Black or African American: 25.82%
  • Other race: 12.26%
  • Two or more races: 9.17%
  • Asian: 2.72%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.3%
  • Native American: 0.12%
State
Florida
Land Area (mi²)
18.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,599.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
12.63% (3,238)
The current population of Ruskin, Florida is 28,878 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 25,640.

Ruskin, Florida Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White14,32549.61%
Black or African American7,45725.82%
Other race3,54012.26%
Two or more races2,6489.17%
Asian7862.72%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander880.3%
Native American340.12%
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Ruskin Population by Race

Ruskin Population Pyramid 2024

Ruskin Median Age

32.9

Total

33.8

Male

32.6

Female

Ruskin Adults

There are 20,572 adults, (3,181 of whom are seniors) in Ruskin.

Ruskin Age Dependency

66.1

Age Dependency Ratio

18.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ruskin Sex Ratio

Female14,18949.13%
Male14,68950.87%

Ruskin Population by Age

Ruskin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,0083.2172.227.8
Married4,6503.576.423.6
Non Family1,8701.2359.440.6
Female1,5774.4566.233.8
Male9113.6287.312.7
showing: 5 rows

3.58

Average Family Size

3.21

Average Household Size

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ruskin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ruskin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ruskin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 42.86%.

Ruskin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,842

Average Earnings

$45,700

Average Male

$36,287

Average Female

Ruskin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ruskin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ruskin Language

69.05% of Ruskin residents speak only English, while 30.95% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 24.96% of the population.

Ruskin Language

Ruskin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic9,5602,03221.26%
White10,1709479.31%
Black7,45788011.8%
Other3,54068519.35%
Asian78642453.94%
Multiple2,63227110.3%
Native342058.82%
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14.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.31%

Male Poverty Rate

14.87%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ruskin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ruskin is Native, with 58.82% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ruskin is White, with 9.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.27%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.36%.

Ruskin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade35.06%
High School11.01%
Bachelors or Greater7.03%
Some College6.02%
showing: 4 rows

Ruskin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed16.67%
Female Employed7.3%
Male Employed4.63%
Female Unemployed
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Ruskin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ruskin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ruskin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

47.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.5%

Male Marriage Rate

44.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ruskin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ruskin Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ruskin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ruskin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,768

Number of Veterans

1,430

Male Veterans

338

Female Veterans

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Ruskin Veterans by War

count

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Ruskin Veterans by Age

count

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Ruskin Veterans by Race

Ruskin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

24.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ruskin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.7%

Labor Force Participation

62.8%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Ruskin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ruskin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ruskin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

45.89%

Born in Ruskin

86.22%

Native Born

13.78%

Foreign Born

7.27%

Non Citizen

6.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

86.22% of Ruskin residents were born in the United States, with 45.89% having been born in Florida. 7.27% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Ruskin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202428,878
202328,878
202228,8782,3428.83%
202126,5368963.49%
202025,6401100.43%
201925,5302,0538.74%
201823,4771,3155.93%
201722,1621,1065.25%
201621,0564132%
201520,6431,7979.54%
201418,8461,5358.87%
201317,3111,1817.32%
201216,1301430.89%
201115,987-1,221-7.1%
201017,208
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Ruskin Population by Year