Riviera Beach is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Florida. With a population of 35,463 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Riviera Beach is the 94th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities, Riviera Beach isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Riviera Beach are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Riviera Beach is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Riviera Beach who work in sales jobs (13.18%), office and administrative support (12.46%), and food service (7.94%).
Riviera Beach is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
A lot of people in Riviera Beach take the bus for their daily commute. For the size of the city, the number of people who use public transportation is quite high. For many people in Riviera Beach, this fills their need for low-cost transportation.
The population of Riviera Beach overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Riviera Beach, 24.47% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Riviera Beach in 2018 was $25,657, which is lower middle income relative to Florida, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,628 for a family of four. However, Riviera Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Riviera Beach is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Riviera Beach home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Riviera Beach residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Riviera Beach include African, Jamaican, Haitian, German, and Irish.
Riviera Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.80%.
The most common language spoken in Riviera Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include French Creole and French.