Briny Breezes is a town in Palm Beach County, Florida, United States. The population was 411 at the 2000 census. Briny Breezes (or “Briny” as it is known locally) is a small coastal community of approximately 488 mobile homes along State Road A1A. Briny is a private community consisting mostly of “Snowbirds” from the Northeast, Midwest, and Canada. It and Ocean Breeze are the only two mobile home parks in Florida that are incorporated towns.
Briny Breezes is located at 26°30′32″N 80°3′15″W / 26.50889°N 80.05417°W / 26.50889; -80.05417 (26.508849, -80.054150).
It is about 1.6 miles south of Ocean Ridge and 1.3 miles north of Gulf Stream and sits between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway to the west.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km), of which 0.1 square miles (0.26 km) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km) (22.22%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 411 people, 266 households, and 129 families residing in the town. The population density was 5,912.5 inhabitants per square mile (2,267.0/km²). There were 534 housing units at an average density of 7,682.0 per square mile (2,945.4/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.27% White, 0.49% Asian, and 0.24% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.49% of the population.
There were 266 households out of which 1.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.5% were non-families. 48.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 34.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.55 and the average family size was 2.06.
In the town, the population was skewed toward mostly older persons with 1.9% under the age of 18, 1.5% from 18 to 24, 4.9% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 66.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 70 years. For every 100 females, there were 77.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 76.0 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $55,500. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $33,333 for females. The per capita income for the town was $35,338. About 1.5% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under age 18 and 5.6% of those age 65 or over.
As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 100% of all residents. It, along with Cloud Lake, and Golf, and Jupiter Inlet Colony were the only municipalities in Palm Beach county with all residents having the mother tongue of English.