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Margate is a city in Broward County, in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.
The community was named for its founder, Jack Marquese, and its location as a gateway to western Broward County
The latitude of Margate is 26.244N. The longitude is -80.206W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 10 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 54,954.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Margate demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Broward County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Fort Lauderdale area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 33063 ZIP code.
10% of Margate residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Margate ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Margate was $20,308, compared with $21,587 nationally.
17% of Margate residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Margate, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $720. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,131.
Libraries in Margate include Margate Catharine Young Branch ... View libraries
Broward County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Margate political report.
The average commute time for Margate workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 8 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Margate between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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