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Margate, Florida

Margate is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2006 estimates, the city had a population of 56,002. It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.


  • Margate is located at (26.246259, -80.212343).
  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of , of which is land and is water (1.89%).


As of the census of 2000, there were 54,909 people, 22,714 households, and 14,332 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,362.6/km² (6,120.6/mi²). There were 24,740 housing units at an average density of 1,084.2/km² (2,808.9/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 78.80% White (67.8% were Non-Hispanic White,) 11.63% African American or Black, 0.26% Native American, 2.78% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.87% from other races, and 3.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.28% of the population.

There were 22,714 households out of which 25.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.1% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 21.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 89.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $38,722, and the median income for a family was $48,254. Males had a median income of $35,630 versus $26,624 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,308. About 5.5% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 10.4% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, 75.9% speak English as their first language, Spanish comprised of 13.8%, French Creole made up 2.85%, French consisted of 1.69%, and Italian was at 1.20% of the population.

As of 2000, Margate was the sixty-sixth most Colombian-populated area in the US at 2.22% of residents. It was also the forty-ninth most Haitian-populated area (tied with Pleasantville, New Jersey) at 3.2% and forty-third most Jamaican-populated area (tied with Opa-Locka) at 3% of the population.


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