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Overview

Introduction to Margate City, New Jersey

Margate City, New Jersey, in Atlantic county, is 30 miles E of Vineland, New Jersey and 55 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Margate City History

Originally known as South Atlantic City, Margate was chartered as a municipality in 1869. It was incorporated as the borough of South Atlantic City from portions of the Egg Harbor Township on September 7, 1885. It was reincorporated as a city on April 23, 1897, and then again under its current name in April 1909. The economic growth of the city began from 1881 after a restaurant-hotel was constructed in the shape of an elephant named Lucy. The statue of Lucy the Elephant is over 124 years old, and it is a very popular local tourist attraction.

Margate City and nearby Attractions

  • Brigantine Beach Historical Museum
  • Cape May County Park
  • Leaming's Run Gardens
  • Alice Paul Birthplace
  • Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation

Things To Do In Margate City

Local museums include the Brigantine Beach Historical Museum, the Cape May County Historical Museum and the Ocean Life Center, which provide information about the area’s past. Local parks include the Barnegat Lighthouse State Park, the Berkeley Island County Park and Cape Henlopen State Park.

Margate City Transportation

Atlantic City International is the nearest major airport.

Margate City Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Atlantic Cape Community College, Camden County College and Gloucester County College.

People

Total Population 6,304
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 35.9%
Employed Population 16+ 3,025
Age of the Population 59

Families

% of people married 51.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 46.2%
Median Earnings25+ $47,848
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,657
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,668

Wealth

Median Family Income $104,762
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 5.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 41.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,072
Median House Value $465,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
US/American 0.4%
English 6.9%
Irish 21.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Margate City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles E of Vineland, New Jersey (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles SE of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
County Atlantic
Standard Zip Codes 08402
Phone Area Codes 609
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.327
Longitude -74.503

Margate City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station ATLANTIC CITY MARINA
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 41 F
Apr Temp 45 to 58 F
Jul Temp 70 to 81 F
Oct Temp 53 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station ATLANTIC CITY AP
Distance 9.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 61 F
Jul Temp 65 to 85 F
Oct Temp 44 to 66 F
Annual Precip 40.5 inches
Station BELLEPLAIN ST FOREST
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 66 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Margate City, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Margate (08402)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Linwood 7,036 $105,588
Longport 999 $136,875
Northfield 8,597 $87,159
Pleasantville 20,518 $45,757
Somers Point 10,776 $62,900
Ventnor City 10,593 $67,234

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Margate City Public Libraries

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Margate City Public Library
8100 ATLANTIC AVENUE
Margate City, New Jersey
(609) 822-4700
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