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Margate City, New Jersey Information
Margate City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city’s population was 6,354, reflecting a decline of 1,839 (-22.4%) from the 8,193 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 238 (-2.8%) from the 8,431 counted in the 1990 Census.
Margate City was originally incorporated as the borough of South Atlantic City by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on September 7, 1885, from portions of Egg Harbor Township, based on the results of a referendum held on August 1, 1885. South Atlantic City was reincorporated as a city on April 23, 1897, and then reincorporated with the name Margate City on April 20, 1909.
The city is located on Absecon Island, which stretches for 8.1 miles (13.0 km) and is also home of Atlantic City and Ventnor City to the northeast, and Longport on the southwest. The city stretches about eight blocks from the Atlantic Ocean to the bay at most points in town. Margate is a popular Jersey Shore destination, especially during the summer, and is the home of Lucy the Elephant, a 65-foot (20 m) wooden elephant, and of Marven Gardens, of Monopoly board game fame.
At the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,354 people, 3,156 households, and 1,805 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,490.3 per square mile (1,733.7 /km2). There were 7,114 housing units at an average density of 5,027.4 per square mile (1,941.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.36% (6,123) White, 0.71% (45) Black or African American, 0.09% (6) Native American, 0.98% (62) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.72% (46) from other races, and 1.12% (71) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.75% (175) of the population.
There were 3,156 households, of which 14.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.64.
In the city, 14.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 15.5% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, and 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.9 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.
The Census Bureau’s 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $66,667 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,735) and the median family income was $90,625 (+/- $6,808). Males had a median income of $81,759 (+/- $13,790) versus $61,179 (+/- $11,593) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $50,328 (+/- $7,450). About 8.4% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.