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 34,674 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Riviera Beach is the 94th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Riviera Beach is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 office and administrative support (14.68%), sales jobs (13.16%), and management occupations (7.91%).
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.
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 education level of Riviera Beach citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 24.22% of adults in Riviera Beach have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Riviera Beach in 2010 was $24,181, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $96,724 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: 17.58%.
The most common language spoken in Riviera Beach is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.