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A- Ruskin Amenities Some amenities close to this location
C Ruskin Cost of Living Cost of living is 4% lower than Florida
955% less expensive than the US average
991% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Ruskin cost of living
F Ruskin Crime Total crime is 19% higher than Florida
Total crime
3,17823% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3223% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-14%Year over year crime is down
Ruskin crime
D+ Ruskin Employment Household income is 2% higher than Florida
Median household income
$49,81410% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$20,98230% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
3%39% lower than the US average
Ruskin employment
B Ruskin Housing Home value is 3% lower than Florida
Median home value
$161,80012% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$8936% lower than the US average
Home ownership
68%7% higher than the US average
Ruskin real estate or Ruskin rentals
F Ruskin Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than Florida
High school grad. rates
73%12% lower than the US average
School test scores
34%30% lower than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:19% higher than the US average
Ruskin K-12 schools

Living in Ruskin, FL

Ruskin, Florida is a medium-sized city with a population of 21,056 residents. More than a quarter of the residents of Ruskin identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino, and 34% of the population speak Spanish as their primary or secondary language. If you are a young adult or student, you might be pleased to know that the average age of all Ruskin residents is 32.

Living in Ruskin can be a good experience for anyone relocating to the area. Having said that, in the state of Florida, there are many incredible places to live, so choose wisely! With useful information like crime, weather, education and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Ruskin and in the areas around Ruskin is a much easier task.

The livability score in Ruskin is 69/100 and the city is ranked in the 58th percentile of all cities across America. There are seven total categories that generate the livability score. Ruskin ranks well for amenities (A-), weather (A-) and housing (B). There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Ruskin. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: crime (F) and education (F).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Ruskin, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Ruskin has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Ruskin is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Ruskin come in at $161,800, which is 3% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Ruskin, the home price to income ratio is 3.3, which is 2.9% lower than the Florida average. Real estate appreciation rates in Ruskin are important to consider, as they can act as a guide to determine if your new home purchase will be a solid investment going forward. During the last twelve months, the appreciation rate for Ruskin homes comes in at 5.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates were 8.3%.

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Compare Ruskin, FL Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Ruskin, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Rattlesnake, Tampa8814.12,084
Ballast Point, Tampa8512.45,721
Gandy-Sun Bay South, Tampa8013.214,906
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Interbay, Tampa7712.42,958
Port Tampa City, Tampa7712.44,512
Macdill Afb Area, Tampa6910.62,066

Best Cities Near Ruskin, FL

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Westchase, FL9026.822,999
Feather Sound, FL9021.33,472
Oldsmar, FL892814,023
Lakeland Highlands, FL8933.612,426
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Harbor Bluffs, FL8728.32,931
Bay Pines, FL86233,379
Dunedin, FL8630.335,882
Greenbriar, FL8529.12,764
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A Little Bit of Everything in Ruskin!

Just north of Bradenton, Florida, you will find Ruskin tucked along the Tampa Bay right off of Interstate 75. Ruskin combines all the best of the Sunshine State into one tiny area that most have never heard of. Living in Ruskin is all about enjoying being on, in, or around the water. There is no shortage of activities to do in the water from Tampa to Sarasota.

The best areas in Ruskin for me are all the museums and cultural centers. Aside from the Ruskin History Center, Ringlings is down I75 in Sarasota, something everyone should experience at least once. The Ellenton Premium Outlets are where you can go shopping for everything from sneakers, flip-flops, to handbags.

Dining in the Ruskin area is unique too, we have plenty of seafood restaurants, but a little of everything in Sarasota or Tampa too. I can go to the casinos or nightclubs at night, or spend the day at the Florida Aquarium with the kids if we need to escape the hottest part of the summer months on the west coast of the Sunshine State.
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Source: The Ruskin, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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