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Overview

Introduction to Margate, Florida

The city of Margate is located in Broward County, Florida. The city is situated about 12 miles northwest of Fort Lauderdale and 40 miles north of Miami.

History of Margate

Founded in the 1950s by Jack Marquese, Margate derived its name as a contraction of the name of its founder combined with the word "gate" (denoting its status as the "gateway" to western Broward County). Margate became a town in 1955 and was incorporated as a city in 1961. Originally planned for a population of 35,000, Margate today has a size more than 50% larger than its planned number and its population is still growing.

Things to do in Margate

Margate's quality of life gets a major boost from its excellent outdoor facilities. The city is home to Calypso Cove, a water park which features three pools and both enclosed and open slides. The zero-depth pool is a beach-entry activity pool equipped with palm trees with tipping coconuts, water-spraying animals and a play area. The lap pool is a six-lane facility usable for lifeguard training as well as swimming lessons and family swimming. The plunge pool provides landing from the water slides. Also included in the facility are two pavilions with picnic tables, three half-court basketball courts and a refurbished and expanded fishing dock. Margate also boasts three challenging golf courses: The Eagle Lakes Golf Course, the Carolina Golf Club and the Oriole Golf and Tennis Club.

Margate hosts a series of year-round events and celebrations for its residents and visitors. Among these are: the "Sounds at Sundown" Free Concert Series (four Sundays from January through April); the Fourth of July Parade, Festivities and Fireworks; the Margate Golf Classic in November; and December's Winter Solstice Celebration. Margate's proximity to the Fort Lauderdale area provides easy access to many area attractions. A small sampling of these includes the following: The Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, the Fort Lauderdale Historical Museum, Butterfly World in Coconut Creek, Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach, Flamingo Gardens in Davie and Hollywood's Anne Kolb Nature Center.

Fans of thoroughbred racing can enjoy lots of it in nearby Hallandale at Gulfstream Park, one of the nation's premiere tracks. Swimming enthusiasts can find plenty of places to practice their sport nearby, and can also learn its history and achievements at the International Swimming Hall of Fame in nearby Fort Lauderdale Beach. Baseball fans visiting Margate in the spring can travel the short distance to Fort Lauderdale to see the Baltimore Orioles play their Spring Training games at Ft. Lauderdale Stadium. Hockey fans can see the best of their sport in nearby Sunrise, host city of the NHL's Florida Panthers. A variety of major-league pro sports action is also available less than an hour away in Miami, home of basketball's Heat (National Basketball Association), Dolphins (National Football League) and Florida Marlins (Major League Baseball).

Demographics

People

Total Population56,245
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+27,449
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,030
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,348
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,126

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,201
% Above Poverty Level87.7%
% Below Poverty Level12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone32.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,189
Median House Value$135,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.7%
West Indian19.2%
Italian10.3%
Jamaican9.9%
Haitian7.4%
German6.9%
Irish6.5%
English3.9%
Polish2.6%
French Except Basque1.6%
Russian1.2%
Guyanese1%
Brazilian1%
Trinidad Tobago0.9%
Scottish0.8%
Canadian0.7%
Swedish0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Greek0.4%
Arab0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
African0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Welsh0.2%
US/American0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Margate Almanac

CategoryValue
County Broward County
Standard Zip Codes33063, 33065, 33068, 33073
P.O. Box Zip Codes33093
Phone Area Codes754, 954
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.23
Approximate Longitude-80.13

Margate Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPOMPANO BEACH
Distance3.6 miles
Jan Temp58 to 77 F
Apr Temp66 to 83 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp71 to 87 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches
StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp59 to 76 F
Apr Temp66 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp72 to 86 F
Annual Precip64.1 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance28.8 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coconut Creek57,731$65,742
Coral Springs127,673$74,303
North Lauderdale43,087$42,797
Parkland28,354$133,538
Pompano Beach106,004$49,664
Tamarac63,747$53,598

Margate Hospitals

Northwest Medical Center
(Proprietary)
2801 N State Rd 7
(954) 974-0400

Margate Public Schools

Atlantic West Elementary School
301 Nw 69th Ter
ZIP: 33063
(754) 322-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
College Bound Academy Of Excellence
6101 Nw 31st St
ZIP: 33063
(754) 204-8805
Alphabet Land-margate
2851 N State Road 7
ZIP: 33063
(954) 978-2900
Primary
Total Enrollment 40
Rise Academy School Of Science And Technology
6101 Nw 31st St
ZIP: 33063
(954) 404-0192
Primary
Total Enrollment 275
Liberty Elementary School
2450 Banks Rd
ZIP: 33063
(754) 322-6750
Primary
Total Enrollment 1014
Margate Middle School
500 Nw 65th Ave
ZIP: 33063
(754) 322-3800
Middle
Total Enrollment 1269
Broward Math And Science Schools
6101 Nw 31st St
ZIP: 33063
(954) 204-9496
Other
Total Enrollment 97
Suned High School Of North Broward
1121 Banks Rd
ZIP: 33063
(954) 246-4004
High
Total Enrollment 148
Atlantic Technical College
4700 Coconut Creek Pkwy
ZIP: 33063
(754) 321-5100
High
Total Enrollment 647
Margate Elementary School
6300 Nw 18th St
ZIP: 33063
(754) 322-6900
Primary
Total Enrollment 984
Igeneration Empowerment Academy Of Broward County
6101 Nw 31st St
ZIP: 33063
(954) 582-7245
Other
Total Enrollment 147

Margate Private Schools

Faith Christian School
6950 Royal Palm Blvd
ZIP: 33063
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 49
Hebrew Academy Community School
1500 N State Road 7
ZIP: 33063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 316
Winfield Christian Academy
2474 N State Road 7
ZIP: 33063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
Abundant Life Christian Academy
1494 Banks Rd
ZIP: 33063
Elementary
Total Enrollment 275
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