Riviera, Texas

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Population in July 2007: 1,969.
Males: 1,002  (50.9%)
Females: 967  (49.1%)
Median resident age:

38.6 years
Texas median age:

32.3 years

Zip code: 78363

Estimated median household income in 2022: $56,620 (it was $31,950 in 2000)
Riviera:

$56,620
TX:

$72,284

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $30,034 (it was $15,467 in 2000)

Riviera CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $152,577 (it was $51,900 in 2000)
Riviera:

$152,577
TX:

$275,400

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $195,125; detached houses: $204,621; townhouses or other attached units: $148,625; mobile homes: $88,427; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $18,364
March 2022 cost of living index in Riviera: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Riviera, TX (2000)
    • 1,08353.5%Hispanic
    • 91044.9%White alone
    • 120.6%American Indian alone
    • 130.6%Two or more races
    • 40.2%Black alone
    • 40.2%Asian alone

Races in Riviera detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Texas and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Riviera, Texas as of May 26, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Riviera is 246 to 1.


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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 37 feet

Land area: 207.5 square miles.

Population density: 9.5 people per square mile   (very low).

Riviera, Texas map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Riviera CCD:

0.9% ($483)
Texas:

1.8% ($1,393)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Corpus Christi, TX (41.3 miles , pop. 277,454).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: San Antonio, TX (152.1 miles , pop. 1,144,646).

Nearest cities:

Ricardo, TX (2.6 miles ),
Kingsville, TX (3.6 miles ),
Flowella, TX (3.7 miles),
Premont, TX (3.9 miles ),
Airport Road Addition, TX (3.9 miles),
Falfurrias, TX (4.2 miles ),
Cantu Addition, TX (4.3 miles ),
Bishop, TX (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 27.32 N, Longitude: 97.88 W

Area code: 361

Distribution of median household income in Riviera, TX in 2022
Riviera satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.9%
Texas:

3.5%
Most common industries in Riviera, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (19.6%)
  • Educational services (17.5%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (5.2%)
  • Health care (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (26.4%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Educational services (9.4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (28.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (10.6%)
  • Health care (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Riviera, TX (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.2%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (12.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (5.3%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (5.0%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.9%)

Average climate in Riviera, Texas

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Tornado activity:

Riviera-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Texas state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/5/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the Riviera place center .

On 6/24/1970, a category F3 tornado 18.1 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Riviera-area historical earthquake activity is above Texas state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/20/2011 at 12:24:41, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 107.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/9/1993 at 12:29:19, a magnitude 4.3 (4.1 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 103.9 miles away from Riviera center
On 4/25/2010 at 02:10:42, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 26.7 miles away from Riviera center
On 3/24/1997 at 22:31:34, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.1 miles away from Riviera center
On 4/14/1995 at 00:32:56, a magnitude 5.7 (5.6 MB, 5.7 MS, 5.7 MW, Depth: 11.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 390.1 miles away from Riviera center
On 5/1/2018 at 16:28:56, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 112.5 miles away from Riviera center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Kleberg County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 2, Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Riviera:

  • KINGSVILLE NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KINGSVILLE, TX)
  • CANTERBURY VILLA OF KINGSVILLE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KINGSVILLE, TX)
  • KLEBERG COUNTY NURSING AND REHABILITATION LP (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KINGSVILLE, TX)
  • CHRISTUS SPOHN HOSPITAL KLEBERG (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; KINGSVILLE, TX)
  • CHRISTUS SPOHN HOSPITAL KLEBERG Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; KINGSVILLE, TX)
  • KINGSVILLE GROUP HOME (Hospital, about 13 miles away; KINGSVILLE, TX)
  • URESTI SENIOR ASSISTANCE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; KINGSVILLE, TX)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Riviera:

  • Texas A & M University-Kingsville (about 14 miles; Kingsville, TX; Full-time enrollment: 9,295)
  • Del Mar College (about 43 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 5,213)
  • Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi (about 44 miles; Corpus Christi, TX; FT enrollment: 9,092)
  • The University of Texas-Pan American (about 73 miles; Edinburg, TX; FT enrollment: 16,766)
  • Coastal Bend College (about 78 miles; Beeville, TX; FT enrollment: 2,880)
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen (about 78 miles; Harlingen, TX; FT enrollment: 3,700)
  • South Texas College (about 80 miles; McAllen, TX; FT enrollment: 19,701)

Public high school in Riviera:

  • KAUFER H S (Students: 328, Location: 203 SEAHAWK DR, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Riviera:

  • NANNY EL (Students: 147, Location: 203 SEAHAWK DR, Grades: PK-6)
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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Riviera: Riviera Volunteer Fire Department (A), American Medical Response (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Kleberg County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Riviera and their reported violations in the past:

BAFFIN BAY WSC (Population served: 1,158, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-27-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-27-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2014)
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Texas:

2.8 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

71.7%
Whole state:

69.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.2%
Whole state:

6.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

21.7%
Whole state:

15.4%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

6.9%
Whole state:

6.7%

For population 15 years and over in Riviera:

Marital status in Riviera, TX
  • Never married: 21.9%
  • Now married: 60.5%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 9.1%

For population 25 years and over in Riviera:

  • High school or higher: 64.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

21.6
Texas average:

15.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Riviera, TX (based on Kleberg County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,7989
Evangelical Protestant4,73923
Other3,1813
Mainline Protestant1,4449
Black Protestant3742
None10,525-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Here:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.47 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Here:

1.31 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

1.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Here:

8.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.95 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Kleberg County:

7.18 / 10,000 pop.
Texas:

6.13 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.6%
State:

8.9%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
Texas:

26.6%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
Texas:

15.7%

Businesses in Riviera, TX

  • Burger King: 1
  • Dairy Queen: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Riviera:

  • KCTA (1030 AM; 50 kW; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF THE SOUTHWEST)
  • KGBT (1530 AM; 50 kW; HARLINGEN, TX; Owner: TICHENOR LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KTKR (760 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KKYX (680 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KURV (710 AM; 10 kW; EDINBURG, TX; Owner: VOICE OF VALLEY AGRICULTURE, INC.)
  • WOAI (1200 AM; 50 kW; SAN ANTONIO, TX; Owner: CCB TEXAS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KINE (1330 AM; 1 kW; KINGSVILLE, TX)
  • KUBR (1210 AM; 10 kW; SAN JUAN, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KVOZ (890 AM; 12 kW; DEL MAR HILLS, TX; Owner: CONSOLIDATED RADIO, INC.)
  • KVJY (840 AM; 5 kW; PHARR, TX; Owner: RADIO UNICA OF MCALLEN LICENSE CORP.)
  • KLDS (1260 AM; 0 kW; FALFURRIAS, TX; Owner: BROOKS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KTRH (740 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, TX; Owner: AMFM TEXAS LICENSES LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KRIO (910 AM; 5 kW; MCALLEN, TX; Owner: RIO GRANDE BIBLE INSTITUTE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Riviera:

  • KZFM (95.5 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: MALKAN FM ASSOCIATES)
  • KKBA (92.7 FM; KINGSVILLE, TX; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • KSAB (99.9 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KFTX (97.5 FM; KINGSVILLE, TX; Owner: QUALITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLTG (96.5 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: AMIGO RADIO, LTD.)
  • KLUX (89.5 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: DIOCESAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • KRYS-FM (99.1 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KDFM (103.3 FM; FALFURRIAS, TX; Owner: LA RADIO CRISTIANA NETWORK INC)
  • KEDT-FM (90.3 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS PUBLIC BRAODCASTING SYSTEM)
  • KMXR (93.9 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KKLM (88.7 FM; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KNDA (102.9 FM; ALICE, TX; Owner: GUERRA ENTERPRISES)
  • KMFM (100.7 FM; PREMONT, TX; Owner: PAULINO BERNAL)
  • KFLZ (106.9 FM; BISHOP, TX; Owner: DAVILA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMIQ (104.9 FM; ROBSTOWN, TX; Owner: COTTON BROADCASTING)
  • KPSO-FM (106.3 FM; FALFURRIAS, TX; Owner: BROOKS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

TV broadcast stations around Riviera:

  • K46DL (Channel 46; KINGSVILLE, TX; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • KIII (Channel 3; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: CHANNEL 3 OF CORPUS CHRISTI, INC.)
  • KEDT (Channel 16; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS PUBLIC BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • K50DW (Channel 50; ALEXANDRIA, LA; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KORO (Channel 28; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KRIS-TV (Channel 6; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: KVOA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KZTV (Channel 10; CORPUS CHRISTI, TX; Owner: EAGLE CREEK BROADCASTING OF CORPUS CHRISTI, LLC)
  • K38EB (Channel 38; KINGSVILLE-ALICE, TX; Owner: KVOA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
Riviera fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2021
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2021

Riviera fatal accident list:

Jul 11, 2008 12:45 AM, Sr-285, Lat: 27.297770, Lon: -97.822050, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Apr 11, 1984 07:00 AM, 285, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 22, 1976 09:26 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Nov 22, 1975 09:26 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Riviera)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

63 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2 Mi W On Hwy 285 (Lat: 27.276722 Lon: -97.833611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 149 m, Overall height: 151 m, Call Sign: WPFM950,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.480 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/1995, Expiration Date: 09/22/2000, Cancellation Date: 12/03/2000, Certifier: James K Young, Registrant: Larson Associates Usa Inc, 1200 Commerce Dr Ste 119, Plano, TX 75093, Fax: (214) 612-1279


FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • RIVIERA, On Hwy 77 (Lat: 27.292139 Lon: -97.807500), Type: Tower, Structure height: 145.1 m, Call Sign: KJU214,
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.270 MHz, Grant Date: 07/13/2021, Expiration Date: 08/26/2031, Registrant: Texas Parks And Wildlife Dept, 4200 Smith School Rd, Austin, TX 78744, Phone: (512) 720-0489, Fax: (512) 389-8081, Email:

  • At Weighing Station On Us Hwy 77 1.6 Kms (Lat: 27.289222 Lon: -97.812778), Type: Pipe, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: KLA637,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.452 MHz, 155.467 MHz, 155.445 MHz, 155.460 MHz, Grant Date: 03/21/2013, Expiration Date: 06/17/2023, Cancellation Date: 09/30/2013, Registrant: Texas Department Of Public Safety, 5805 N. Lamar, Austin, TX 78773-0259, Phone: (512) 424-7134, Fax: (512) 424-5320, Email:


FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA5YCV, Licensee ID: L00716888, Grant Date: 10/24/1995, Expiration Date: 10/24/2005, Cancellation Date: 10/25/2007, Registrant: David G Crowley, 1232 East County Road 2302, Riviera, TX 78379

  • Call Sign: N5PSZ, Licensee ID: L00230003, Grant Date: 09/13/2000, Expiration Date: 12/04/2010, Cancellation Date: 12/05/2012, Registrant: Curtis J Clark Jr, Rr 1 Box 72 L, Riviera, TX 78379

  • Call Sign: K5RBI, Previous Call Sign: KG5PBO, Licensee ID: L02047845, Grant Date: 09/20/2016, Expiration Date: 09/20/2026, Certifier: Richard E Everett, Registrant: Richard E Everett, 1271 E County Road 2360, Riviera, TX 78379


FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA T182T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 148GH, N148GH, N-148GH, Serial Number: T18208417, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/2005, Certificate Issue Date: 04/17/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Bill Jr Colston, Po Box 254, Riviera, TX 78379
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28RT-201T (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 83484, N83484, N-83484, Serial Number: 28R-8131097, Certificate Issue Date: 05/19/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Roger Eugene Polly, 679 S County Road 1070, Riviera, TX 78379
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/17/1971

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Riviera, TX
  • 48.0%Electricity
  • 46.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Riviera, TX
  • 64.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 33.8%Electricity
  • 2.0%Utility gas


Riviera compared to Texas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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