Margate City, NJ Profile: Facts & Data


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Margate City, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The City of Margate City had a population of 6,168 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Margate City, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 6,168
Population in Households 6,168
Population in Familes 4,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 4,359
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $73,383
Average Household Income $115,420
Per Capita Income $56,550


Total Housing Units 7,092 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,189 (30.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 833 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,070 (57.4%)
Median Home Value $528,566
Average Home Value $644,975


Total Households 3,022
Average Household Size 2.04
Family Households 1,722
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.36% -0.44%
Households -0.52% -0.54%
Families -0.56% -0.54%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.68%

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, 2018 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 # 228 58th
Population Density # 139 75th
Diversity Index # 500 9th
Median Household Income # 337 38th
Per Capita Income # 105 81st

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