Riviera Beach, Maryland

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Riviera Beach, Maryland
Census-designated place
Motto(s): Where bay, river, and creek meet
Location of Riviera Beach, Maryland
Location of Riviera Beach, Maryland
Coordinates: 39°9′43″N 76°31′5″W / 39.16194°N 76.51806°W / 39.16194; -76.51806Coordinates: 39°9′43″N 76°31′5″W / 39.16194°N 76.51806°W / 39.16194; -76.51806
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Anne Arundel
 • Total 3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.8 km2)
 • Water 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
Elevation 10 ft (3 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 12,677
 • Density 4,814/sq mi (1,858.6/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes 21122-21123
Area code(s) 410
FIPS code 24-66850
GNIS feature ID 0591144

Riviera Beach is a census-designated place and a neighborhood within Pasadena in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, United States. The population was 12,677 at the 2010 U.S. census.[1]


Riviera Beach natives do not pronounce the name the way it is spelled. Rather, it is pronounced as "revere-uh", as in Paul Revere. It is also called "The Beach" by people in and around the area especially those who live on the abundant water front.


Riviera Beach is located at 39°09′43″N 76°31′05″W / 39.162008°N 76.517982°W / 39.162008; -76.517982,[2] on the southwest shore of the tidal Patapsco River, the waterway which forms Baltimore's harbor to the northwest. The community is bounded by two tidal inlets of the Patapsco, Rock Creek to the southeast and Stoney Creek to the northwest.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2), of which 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2) is land and 0.58 square miles (1.5 km2), or 17.96%, is water.[1]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 12,677 people, 4,817 households, and 3,373 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 4,759.8 people per square mile (1,835.8/km²). There were 5,098 housing units at an average density of 1,855.9/sq mi (715.8/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.6% White, 4.1% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.1% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.7% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.8% of the population.

There were 2,100 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.08.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 22.8% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $79,645, and the median income for a family was $82,567. Males had a median income of $59,861 versus $44,379 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $33,507. About 3% of families and 5.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.8% of those under age 18 and 7.9% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Riviera Beach CDP, Maryland". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 3, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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