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 34,244 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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Riviera Beach who work in office and administrative support (15.07%), sales jobs (12.11%), and management occupations (8.44%).
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.
Many people in Riviera Beach take advantage of public transportation to get around. In fact, for the size of the city, the number of people who use the bus to commute to work is quite high. This helps to fill a need among Riviera Beach citizens for affordable transportation.
The citizens of Riviera Beach are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.15% of adults in Riviera Beach having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Riviera Beach in 2010 was $23,523, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,092 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, African, German, and Irish.
Riviera Beach also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.51%.
The most common language spoken in Riviera Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.