Riviera Beach, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Riviera Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Riviera Beach had a population of 34,194 as of July 1, 2016. Riviera Beach ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Riviera Beach is located at latitude 26.7826 and longitude -80.0722 in Palm Beach County. The formal boundaries for the City of Riviera Beach (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.52 sq. miles and a water area of 1.7 sq. miles. Palm Beach County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Riviera Beach (GNIS ID: 2404626) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Riviera Beach is located within Riviera Beach CCD of Palm Beach County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Riviera Beach population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riviera Beach: Riviera.

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Riviera Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 34,194
Population in Households 33,859
Population in Familes 26,894
Population in Group Qrtrs 335
Population Density1 4,014
Diversity Index2 56


Total Households 12,883
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 8,240
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,911 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,669 (37.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,214 (34.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5,028 (28.1%)
Median Home Value $167,336
Average Home Value $264,502


Median Household Income $39,830
Average Household Income $62,439
Per Capita Income $23,891
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.82% 1.09%
Households 0.64% 0.98%
Families 0.52% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.26%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Riviera Beach, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Riviera Beach to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 112 88th
Population Density1 # 166 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 331 64th
Median Household Income # 614 33rd
Per Capita Income # 507 45th

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