Riviera Beach, FL
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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 34,005 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Riviera Beach is the 94th largest community in Florida.

Riviera Beach is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Riviera Beach is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Riviera Beach who work in office and administrative support (13.82%), sales jobs (12.17%), and food service (9.13%).

One of the nice things about Riviera Beach is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

The education level of Riviera Beach citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.76% of adults in Riviera Beach have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Riviera Beach in 2010 was $23,685, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,740 for a family of four. However, Riviera Beach contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Riviera Beach is an extremely 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 Jamaican, Irish, African, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Riviera Beach's cultural character, accounting for 16.44% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Riviera Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.