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Margate, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Margate had a population of 57,701 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Margate, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 57,701
Daytime Population: Workers 19,096
Daytime Population: Residents 28,793
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 47,889
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 57,613
Population in Familes 45,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 88
Population Density2 6,514
Diversity Index3 75


Median Household Income $46,952
Average Household Income $62,421
Per Capita Income $24,954


Total Housing Units 26,234 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16,256 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,637 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,341 (12.7%)
Median Home Value $152,949
Average Home Value $173,585


Total Households 22,893
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 14,255
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.1% 1.15%
Households 0.88% 1.02%
Families 0.76% 0.98%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.42%

Margate, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Margate to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 63 93rd
Population Density # 69 93rd
Diversity Index # 85 91st
Median Household Income # 472 49th
Per Capita Income # 511 45th

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