Riviera Beach, FL

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Living in Riviera Beach

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

Riviera Beach has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Riviera Beach has quite a high level of public transit users. Riviera Beach’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The citizens of Riviera Beach are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.47% of adults in Riviera Beach having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.