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Riviera Beach, Florida
Suncoast High School is located in Riviera Beach.
Riviera Beach is located at 26°46'48" North, 80°4'2" West (26.779940, -80.067286).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 29,884 people, 11,387 households, and 7,526 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,383.5/km² (3,585.3/mi²). There are 14,220 housing units at an average density of 658.3/km² (1,706.0/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 27.76% White, 67.81% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.99% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.10% from other races, and 2.14% from two or more races. 4.51% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 11,387 households out of which 29.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 37.1% are married couples living together, 23.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% are non-families. 27.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.19.
In the city the population is spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $32,111, and the median income for a family is $36,133. Males have a median income of $26,894 versus $21,783 for females. The per capita income for the city is $19,847. 23.0% of the population and 19.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 35.2% of those under the age of 18 and 13.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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