Riviera Beach, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Riviera Beach, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Riviera Beach had a population of 34,545 as of July 1, 2018. 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 26.7753 and longitude -80.0581 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riviera Beach: Riviera.

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Riviera Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 34,545
Population in Households 34,203
Population in Familes 26,973
Population in Group Qrtrs 342
Population Density2 4,055
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $45,407
Average Household Income $68,463
Per Capita Income $26,410


Total Housing Units 17,889 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,844 (38.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,295 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,750 (26.6%)
Median Home Value $191,146
Average Home Value $291,558


Total Households 13,139
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 8,398
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.75% 0.89%
Households 0.72% 0.9%
Families 0.62% 0.8%
Median Household Income   3.21%
Per Capita Income   3.66%

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, 2018 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 # 116 87th
Population Density # 169 82nd
Diversity Index # 335 64th
Median Household Income # 550 40th
Per Capita Income # 481 48th

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