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 34,524 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Riviera Beach: Riviera.

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Riviera Beach, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 34,524
Daytime Population: Workers 22,372
Daytime Population: Residents 20,145
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 42,517
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.23
Population in Households 34,188
Population in Familes 27,137
Population in Group Qrtrs 336
Population Density2 4,053
Diversity Index3 56


Median Household Income $42,478
Average Household Income $65,459
Per Capita Income $25,241


Total Housing Units 18,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,803 (37.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,317 (35.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,916 (27.3%)
Median Home Value $177,158
Average Home Value $263,641


Total Households 13,121
Average Household Size 2.61
Family Households 8,404
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.84% 0.99%
Households 0.81% 0.95%
Families 0.72% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

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, 2017 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 # 114 88th
Population Density # 168 82nd
Diversity Index # 340 63rd
Median Household Income # 581 37th
Per Capita Income # 499 46th

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