Margate City, NJ Overview

Margate is a charming island community in Atlantic County.  The city has a total area of 1.6 square miles, and a population over 8,000.  It is located on 8.1-mile long Absecon Island, along with Atlantic City and Ventnor City to the northeast, and Longport on the southwest.  With a beach to one side, a bay to the other, and Atlantic City just 5.3 miles away, Margate offers residents and many opportunities for world class dining, entertainment and outdoor adventures.  The town’s historic charm and uniqueness, combined with its ideal location, quality schools and strong community spirit, make Margate an attractive place to live.  It is a popular Jersey Shore destination, especially during the summer.  The beaches attract surfers, kayaking and sailing, and the bayside docks provided fisherman hours of enjoyment and relaxation.  There are local charter boats, which offer sport and deep sea fishing.  Margate City is the home of Lucy the Elephant, a large wooden elephant, 65 feet tall, over 124 years old, and is the oldest remaining example of zoomorphic architecture left in the United States. 


Population Growth (since 2000)-35%
Population Density (ppl / mile)3,751.00
Household Size (ppl)2.019
Households w/ Children13%

Housing Stability

Annual Residential Turnover8%
5+ Years in Residency0%
Median Year in Residency0

Housing Inventory

Margate City, NJ Housing Inventory 2,7866082,0212,786608

Market Overview

8 listings with an estimated median price of $539,500

$300K - 400K4
$600K - 700K1
$700K - 800K2
$1M - Max1
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Single Family4

(Data as of 12/1/2023)

Population Demographics

The population of the community broken down by age group. The numbers at the top of each bar indicate the number of people in the age bracket below.

Margate City, NJ Population Demographics

Total: 5,308


Median Age: 56.24

Climate and Weather

The Temperature chart displays average high and low values for January and July, and is designed to provide an indication of both seasonal and daily temperature variability. The Weather Risk Index indicates the calculated risk of each type of weather event occurring in the future. This risk is based on historical localized storm events and weather patterns. The national average for each type of weather event equals a score of 100, so a score of 200 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Temperature (degrees F)

Margate City, NJ Temperature

Weather Risk

Margate City, NJ Weather Risk


The Community Educational Index chart is based on the U.S. Census Bureau's Socioeconomic Status (SES) elements. Factors used in creating the index below are income, educational achievement, and occupation of persons within the selected ZIP code. Since this index is based on the population of an entire Zip code, it may not reflect the nature of an individual school.

Education Climate Index

Margate City, NJ Education Climate Index

Highest Education Level Attained

Margate City, NJ Highest Education Level Attained 1,0647312461071058201,1361,064731107105820

Employment and Finance


Margate City, NJ Workforce

Income by dollar range (Median Income: $68,398)

Margate City, NJ Income by dollar range 1941218364751467010610821921526926817320812517015

Fair Market Rents

The Fair Market Rents show average gross rent estimates based on figures provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

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Smoking Ban

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The Crime Index compares the risk or probability of future occurrence of certain types of crime in this community as compared to the national average. The national average for each type of crime equals a score of 1.0, so a score of 2.0 would represent twice the risk as the national average, and a score of 0.50 would represent half the risk of the national average.

Margate City, NJ Crime

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