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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,250
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens38.4%
Employed Population 16+3,032
Age of the Population60

Families

% of people married54%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher46.9%
Median Earnings25+$50,041
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,673

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,188
% Above Poverty Level90.7%
% Below Poverty Level9.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone39.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,124
Median House Value$469,100

Ancestry

Italian23.2%
Irish20.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.7%
German13.3%
Russian11.1%
Polish8.1%
English6.4%
Albanian1.7%
Canadian1.6%
Austrian1.6%
Greek1.2%
Ukrainian1.2%
French Except Basque1.2%
Scottish1.2%
Hungarian1%
Lithuanian0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Arab0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Haitian0.4%
Czech0.4%
African0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Iranian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Slovak0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
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Margate City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Atlantic County
Standard Zip Codes8402
Phone Area Codes609
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude39.33
Approximate Longitude-74.5

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)

StationATLANTIC CITY MARINA
Distance5.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 41 F
Apr Temp45 to 58 F
Jul Temp70 to 81 F
Oct Temp53 to 65 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationATLANTIC CITY AP
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp40 to 61 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 66 F
Annual Precip40.5 inches
StationBELLEPLAIN ST FOREST
Distance20.2 miles
Jan Temp22 to 44 F
Apr Temp38 to 66 F
Jul Temp63 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Linwood7,009$104,706
Longport1,006$145,694
Northfield8,537$87,013
Pleasantville20,532$47,711
Somers Point10,686$62,901
Ventnor City10,505$64,614

Margate City Private Schools

Jewish Community Center
501 N Jerome Ave
ZIP: 8402
Elementary
Total Enrollment 45
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