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    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C+
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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Riviera Beach is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale with a population of 34,352. Riviera Beach is in Palm Beach County. Living in Riviera Beach offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Riviera Beach there are a lot of restaurants and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Riviera Beach and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Riviera Beach are above average.
About Riviera Beach...
Population
34,352

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$172,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,128
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    46%
  • Own
    54%
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Riviera Beach Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    917.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    25.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    185.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    605.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,772.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    431.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Riviera Beach

Jobs
C+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$44,871
National
$55,322
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I like the accessibility of my town but I would love to see crime decrease. Riviera Beach gets a bad reputation because of crime, but honestly, the crime is centered in some areas. The cultural and socioeconomic diversity is very prominent. I went to school in the town so I know firsthand what they're like. They offer good educational opportunities, but there are a lot of distractions.
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What I like about Riviera beach is that every resident is family friendly and the neighborhood as a whole takes on responsibilities such as feeding families that aren't as fortunate as others as well as giving out toys and food during holidays. The neighborhood as a whole is very genuine when it comes to the senior citizens and widows as well. A bus/van sometimes come by the seniors house to pick them up to take them on outings as well as to vote for local officials or to go grocery shopping.
This is incorrect, Riviera Beach is NOT a suburb of Miami. Riviera beach is located in PB county in 10 minutes from West Palm Beach and it is not a good area except for the best elementary school in the Coast which is Suncoast