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Overview

Introduction to Riviera Beach, Florida

Riviera Beach, Florida, in Palm Beach county, is 4 miles N of West Palm Beach, Florida (center to center) and 69 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city is considered part of the West Palm Beach-Boca Raton metropolitan area.

Riviera Beach History

Riviera Beach was incorporated in Palm Beach County, Florida on September 29, 1922. It is a predominantly African American city at a very desirable location along the Lake Worth Lagoon. This city boasts of the Port of Palm Beach and a United States Coast Guard station, and also has its own marina. 

Riviera Beach and Nearby Attractions

  • Northlake Square.
  • Riviera Beach Siding.
  • Riviera Beach Public Library.
  • Rivera Beach Shopping Center.
  • Saint Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.
  • Rapids Water Park.

Things To Do In Riviera Beach

The Riviera Beach area has a beautiful Marina which is not only a dock but also an excellent stopover for a run to the Bahamas. The Rapids Water Park has fun rides that both kids and grownups will enjoy. The Blue Heron Fleet has two boats departing from Palm Beach Inlet that travel to natural and artificial reefs. At these reefs one can catch snapper, mackerel, grouper, cobia and other bottom species. The Dyer Park boasts of sports facilities including baseball and football fields, basketball courts and sand volleyball courts. It is also ideal for those interested in biking or horseback riding.

Riviera Beach Transportation

Palm Beach International Airport is the closest major airport.

Riviera Beach Higher Education

College education opportunities can be found at Palm Beach Atlantic College-West Palm Beach.

Demographics

People

Total Population33,683
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+14,624
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married36.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.1%
Median Earnings25+$26,971
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,099
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,840

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,048
% Above Poverty Level76.4%
% Below Poverty Level23.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.6%
% Using Public Transportation4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,074
Median House Value$144,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.2%
West Indian12.6%
Haitian6%
African5.6%
Jamaican4.9%
German4%
Irish3.8%
English2.5%
Italian2.3%
Polish1.3%
Russian1%
Bahamian0.8%
French Except Basque0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Nigerian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Canadian0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Portuguese0.3%
Czech0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Syrian0.2%
British0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Bermudan0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Arab0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
South African0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
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Riviera Beach Almanac

CategoryValue
County Palm Beach County
Standard Zip Codes33407, 33404, 33418, 33410, 33403
P.O. Box Zip Codes33419
Phone Area Codes561
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.76
Approximate Longitude-80.09

Riviera Beach Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWEST PALM BEACH INTL AP
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp57 to 75 F
Apr Temp65 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp71 to 85 F
Annual Precip61.3 inches
StationCANAL POINT USDA
Distance36.1 miles
Jan Temp53 to 75 F
Apr Temp61 to 84 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp67 to 86 F
Annual Precip52.1 inches
StationPOMPANO BEACH
Distance37.9 miles
Jan Temp58 to 77 F
Apr Temp66 to 83 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp71 to 87 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lake Park8,457$51,555
Mangonia Park2,044$36,023
North Palm Beach12,581$81,941
Palm Beach Gardens51,865$93,340
Palm Beach Shores1,157$75,833
West Palm Beach104,978$53,437

Riviera Beach Public Libraries

Riviera Beach Public Library
600 W. BLUE HERON BLVD.
Riviera Beach, Florida
(561) 845-4195

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Riviera Beach Hospitals

Kindred Hospital Palm Beaches
(Proprietary)
5555 W Blue Heron Blvd
(561) 840-0754

Riviera Beach Public Schools

Dr. Mary Mcleod Bethune Elementary
1501 Avenue U
ZIP: 33404
(561) 882-7600
Primary
Total Enrollment 455
Inlet Grove Community High School
600 W 28th St
ZIP: 33404
(561) 881-4600
High
Total Enrollment 671
Inlet Grove High Adult
600 W 28th St
ZIP: 33404
(561) 881-4600
Other
John F. Kennedy Middle School
1901 Avenue S
ZIP: 33404
(561) 845-4500
Middle
Total Enrollment 677
K-8 Flva Virtual School Continuity Program
7071 Garden Rd
ZIP: 33404
(561) 881-4769
Other
Total Enrollment 4
Lincoln Elementary School
1160 Avenue N
ZIP: 33404
(561) 494-1400
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Palm Beach Virtual Franchise
7071 Garden Rd
ZIP: 33404
(561) 881-4769
Other
Total Enrollment 64
Palm Beach Virtual Instruction (course Offerings)
7071 Garden Rd
ZIP: 33404
(561) 881-4760
Other
Palm Beach Virtual Instruction (course Offerings)
7071 Garden Rd
ZIP: 33404
(561) 881-4760
Other
Palm Beach Virtual Instruction Program
7071 Garden Rd
ZIP: 33404
(561) 881-4769
Other
Total Enrollment 50
Potentials Charter School
1201 Australian Ave
ZIP: 33404
(561) 842-3213
Primary
Total Enrollment 22
Riviera Beach Maritime Academy
251 W 11th St
ZIP: 33404
(561) 841-7600
High
Total Enrollment 177
Riviera Beach Preparatory & Achievement Academy
7071 Garden Rd
ZIP: 33404
(561) 881-4740
High
Total Enrollment 116
Suncoast Community High School
1717 Avenue S
ZIP: 33404
(561) 882-3400
High
Total Enrollment 1523
Washington Elementary Magnet School
1709 W 30th St
ZIP: 33404
(561) 494-1200
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
West Riviera Elementary School
1057 W 6th St
ZIP: 33404
(561) 494-1900
Primary
Total Enrollment 729
Seagull Academy
6250 N Military Tr
ZIP: 33407
(561) 540-8110
Other
Total Enrollment 60
Teen Parent Program - Pk
1160 Avenue N
ZIP: 33407
(561) 494-1592
Primary
Total Enrollment 112

Riviera Beach Private Schools

Palm Beach Bilingual School
2850 Avenue F
ZIP: 33404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 28
R J Hendley Christian Community School
Rj Hendley Ave
ZIP: 33404
Elementary
Total Enrollment 107
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