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Margate, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Margate had a population of 56,266 as of July 1, 2015. Margate ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Margate is located at latitude 26.248 and longitude -80.2112 in Broward County. The formal boundaries for the City of Margate (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.86 sq. miles and a water area of 0.23 sq. miles. Broward County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The City of Margate (GNIS ID: 2405016) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Margate is located within Coral Springs-Margate CCD of Broward County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Margate population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Margate, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 56,266
Population in Households 56,182
Population in Familes 43,943
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density1 6,355
Diversity Index2 74


Total Households 22,377
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 13,887
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 25,988 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,926 (61.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,451 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,611 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $141,408
Average Home Value $152,973


Median Household Income $43,994
Average Household Income $56,957
Per Capita Income $22,793
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 1.41%
Households 0.78% 1.27%
Families 0.55% 1.18%
Median Household Income   3.49%
Per Capita Income   2.61%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Margate, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Margate to the other 920 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 60 94th
Population Density1 # 69 93rd
Diversity Index2 # 93 90th
Median Household Income # 463 50th
Per Capita Income # 491 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Florida Census Data Comparison Tool.