Margate City, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Margate City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Margate City had a population of 6,265 as of July 1, 2016. Margate City ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Margate City is located at latitude 39.3309 and longitude -74.5069 in Atlantic County. The formal boundaries for the City of Margate City (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.22 sq. miles. Atlantic County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 7 feet.

The City of Margate City (GNIS ID: 885292) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Margate City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Margate City: Margate, South Atlantic City.

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Margate City, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,265
Population in Households 6,265
Population in Familes 4,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 4,427
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 3,105
Average Household Size 2.02
Family Households 1,770
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,114 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,291 (32.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 814 (11.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,009 (56.4%)
Median Home Value $523,336
Average Home Value $588,913


Median Household Income $66,351
Average Household Income $104,836
Per Capita Income $51,958
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% -0.1%
Households -0.26% -0.13%
Families -0.3% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Margate City, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Margate City to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 225 59th
Population Density1 # 132 76th
Diversity Index2 # 498 9th
Median Household Income # 344 37th
Per Capita Income # 112 80th

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