Riviera Beach, FL

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Population

34,093

1.22% growth

Median Age

37.6


Median Household Income

$42,840

2.04% growth

Poverty Rate

22.4%


Number of Employees

15,114

1.7% growth

Median Property Value

$156,300

7.94% growth

About

In 2017, Riviera Beach, FL had a population of 34.1k people with a median age of 37.6 and a median household income of $42,840. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Riviera Beach, FL grew from 33,683 to 34,093, a 1.22% increase and its median household income grew from $41,984 to $42,840, a 2.04% increase.

The population of Riviera Beach, FL is 68.3% Black or African American Alone, 20.3% White Alone, and 7.23% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Riviera Beach, FL speak a non-English language, and 92.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Riviera Beach, FL is $156,300, and the homeownership rate is 53.5%. Most people in Riviera Beach, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 21.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Riviera Beach, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Riviera Beach, FL employs 15.1k people. The largest industries in Riviera Beach, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,496 people), Retail Trade (2,194 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,573 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($51,761), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($45,313), and Public Administration ($41,305).

Median household income in Riviera Beach, FL is $42,840. Males in Riviera Beach, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Riviera Beach, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$42,840

2017 value

± $2,558

2.04%

1 Year Growth

± 7.83%

Households in Riviera Beach, FL have a median annual income of $42,840, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $41,984 in 2016, which represents a 2.04% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Riviera Beach, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 5.09

  2. Census Tract 10.03

  3. Census Tract 15

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Riviera Beach, FL was Census Tract 5.09 with a value of $109,412, followed by Census Tract 10.03 and Census Tract 15, with respective values of $78,438 and $43,953.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males < 5

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Riviera Beach, FL (7.59k out of 33.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males < 5, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    6,225 ± 626

  2. White

    1,250 ± 276

  3. Hispanic

    530 ± 205

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Riviera Beach, FL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

15.1k

2017 Value

± 918

1.7%

1 Year growth

± 8.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Riviera Beach, FL grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 14.9k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Riviera Beach, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,218 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,989 people), and Management Occupations (1,196 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Riviera Beach, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Riviera Beach, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,218 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,989 people), and Management Occupations (1,196 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Riviera Beach, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (2.31 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (1.87 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.61 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Riviera Beach, FL, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($68,625), Legal Occupations ($64,167), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($54,000).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

15.1k

2017 Value

± 918

1.7%

1 Year growth

± 8.38%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Riviera Beach, FL grew at a rate of 1.7%, from 14.9k employees to 15.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Riviera Beach, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,496 people), Retail Trade (2,194 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,573 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Riviera Beach, FL, though some of these residents may live in Riviera Beach, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Riviera Beach, FL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,496 people), Retail Trade (2,194 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (1,573 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Riviera Beach, FL has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.05 times higher than expected), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.58 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.48 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Riviera Beach, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($51,761), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($45,313), and Public Administration ($41,305).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

85.9% of the population of Riviera Beach, FL has health coverage, with 35.3% on employee plans, 24.4% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.39% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Riviera Beach, FL was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Riviera Beach, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1,379 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

14.1%

Uninsured

35.3%

Employer Coverage

24.4%

Medicaid

12.9%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

1.39%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Riviera Beach, FL declined by 9.62% from 15.6% to 14.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Riviera Beach, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Riviera Beach, FL is home to a population of 34.1k people, from which 92.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Riviera Beach, FL residents were born outside of the country (5.99k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Riviera Beach, FL is composed of 23.3k Black or African American Alone residents (68.3%), 6.94k White Alone residents (20.3%), 2.46k Hispanic or Latino residents (7.23%), 604 Two or More Races residents (1.77%), 553 Asian Alone residents (1.62%), 231 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.678%), 4 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0117%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Riviera Beach, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

33

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.9

47

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Riviera Beach, FL was 37.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 33, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 47. But people in Riviera Beach, FL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Riviera Beach, FL residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    5.99k people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Riviera Beach, FL residents (5.99k people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Riviera Beach, FL was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

92.2%

2017 Citizenship

92%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 92.2% of Riviera Beach, FL residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Riviera Beach, FL was 92%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    23.3k ± 854

  2. White Alone

    6.94k ± 628

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.46k ± 741

In 2017, there were 3.36 times more Black or African American Alone residents (23.3k people) in Riviera Beach, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.94k White Alone and 2.46k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Riviera Beach, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Riviera Beach, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Riviera Beach, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    422 ± 125

  2. Korea

    322 ± 139

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    205 ± 115

Riviera Beach, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.31 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Riviera Beach, FL was $156,300 in 2017, which is 0.718 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $144,800 to $156,300, a 7.94% increase. The homeownership rate in Riviera Beach, FL is 53.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Riviera Beach, FL have an average commute time of 21.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Riviera Beach, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$42,840

Median Household Income

± $2,558

11.4k

Number of Households

± 684

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.4k households in Riviera Beach, FL grew to $42,840 from the previous year's value of $41,984.

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Housing

Property Value

$156,300

2017 Median

± $11,367

$144,800

2016 Median

± $12,641

In 2017, the median property value in Riviera Beach, FL grew to to $156,300 from the previous year's value of $144,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Riviera Beach, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Riviera Beach, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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Rent vs Own

53.5%

2017 Homeownership

55%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.5% of the housing units in Riviera Beach, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 55%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Riviera Beach, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Riviera Beach, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Riviera Beach, FL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

21.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Riviera Beach, FL have a shorter commute time (21.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.45% of the workforce in Riviera Beach, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.2%

  2. Carpooled

    12.6%

  3. Public Transit

    4.06%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Riviera Beach, FL was Drove Alone (77.2%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.6%) and those who Public Transit (4.06%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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