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Riviera Beach

The State of Florida is a state in the southeastern United States. Florida is situated mostly on a large peninsula between the Gulf of Mexico, the Atlantic Ocean and the Straits of Florida. It extends to the northwest into a panhandle extending along the northern Gulf of Mexico. Florida's nickname is the Sunshine State but severe weather is a common occurrence in the state. It is bordered on the north by the states of Georgia and Alabama and on the west at the end of the panhandle by Alabama.
Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States of America which was incorporated on September 29, 1922. The population was 29,884 at the 2000 census and the population according to the 2004 United States census bureau was 32,522. Riviera Beach is predominantly an African American city and it is on the list of United States cities with African American majority populations. It is home to the Port of Palm Beach and a United States Coast Guard station and has its own marina. The city has been increasingly targeted for the redevelopment aiming to take advantage of the city's desirable location.
According to the census bureau, the city has a total area of 25.5 square kilometers in which 21.6 square kilometers of it is land and 3.9 square kilometers of it that is 15.33 percent is water. In the city the population was spread out with 37.5 percent under the age of 18, 10.0 percent from 18 to 24, 27.1 percent from 25 to 44, 20.7 percent from 45 to 64 and 8.7 percent who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years, for every 100 females there were 107.5 males and for every 100 females age 18 and over there were 105.6 males.

Riviera Beach carries a rich history starting with native Americans 800 years ago who lived on fish, occasional small game, berries and roots. The city is often regarded as among the most beautiful parts of Florida and is one of the most visited places amongst the most die hard travelers the world over. Today, one can also learn about its history from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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