Ruskin City

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In the heart of Hillsborough County, Ruskin, Florida, is a vibrant city offering a perfect blend of rich history, cultural attractions, and a welcoming small-town atmosphere. Home to gems like the Little Manatee State Park and the Family History Center at E.G. Simmons Park, Ruskin invites residents and visitors alike to immerse themselves in the area's heritage. These attractions not only provide educational insights but also create a tapestry of experiences that reflect the city's deep-rooted culture.

For those who appreciate outdoor adventures, Ruskin is a haven. The city encompasses parks and recreation areas that cater to a variety of interests, from fishing and boating to hiking and biking. The proximity to Little Manatee River and Tampa Bay offers a stunning backdrop for unforgettable sunsets, waterside dining, and activities ranging from kayaking on the river to sunset cruises and deepwater fishing excursions in the Gulf. Ruskin's nature-inspired setting and laid-back ambiance make it an ideal retreat for those seeking tranquility.

With easy access to bustling cities such as Tampa and Bradenton, Ruskin seamlessly integrates urban amenities into its small-town charm. The convenience of proximity to the Bradenton Riverwalk, historic Ybor City, and Downtown Tampa adds to the appeal, providing residents with opportunities for big-city liveliness and employment options.

Ruskin's strategic location on the Little Manatee River, part of Tampa Bay's South Shore, offers residents and visitors easy access to traditional Floridian pursuits like fishing and boating. Simmons County Park, with its white sandy beaches, mangrove trees, wildlife, and views of Tampa Bay, stands as a testament to Ruskin's natural beauty. For those craving a day at the beach, world-renowned white sand beaches on Anna Maria Island are just a short drive away. Additionally, the TECO Manatee Viewing Center in Apollo Beach, a mere 15 minutes north of Ruskin, provides a unique opportunity to wade in the waters of Tampa Bay and gaze upon majestic manatees.

As Ruskin evolves beyond its agricultural roots, the city embraces its diverse offerings. A thriving farmers' market and the Tomato and Heritage Festival reflect Ruskin's commitment to community engagement and celebration of its agricultural heritage. The E.G. Simmons Park, Ruskin Family Drive-In, and Riverbend West add to the city's allure, providing recreational and entertainment options for residents and visitors alike.

Ruskin beckons with a distinctive charm, offering a lifestyle that seamlessly blends history, outdoor adventures, and modern conveniences. For those considering a move, Ruskin extends an invitation to explore its unique tapestry and embrace a community that treasures its roots while embracing the possibilities of the future.

Overview for Ruskin City, FL

26,536 people live in Ruskin City, where the median age is 34 and the average individual income is $26,976. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

34 years

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Demographics and Employment Data for Ruskin City, FL

Ruskin City has 8,378 households, with an average household size of 3.17. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Ruskin City do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 26,536 people call Ruskin City home. The population density is 1,458.76 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


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52.31 / 47.69%

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Schools in Ruskin City, FL

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The following schools are within or nearby Ruskin City. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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Ruskin Elementary School
PreK - 5th
No rating available
Literacy Leadership Technology Academy South Bay
K - 8th
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Ruskin Christian School
PreK - 12th
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Thompson Elementary
PreK - 5th

Around Ruskin City, FL

There's plenty to do around Ruskin City, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Firehouse Cultural Center, Victory Martial Arts Academy, and Fast Twitch Fitness Performance.

Name Category Distance Reviews
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Active 1.12 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.73 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 4.72 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.28 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 3.85 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Beauty 4.22 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
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