Margate, Florida

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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.[2] It is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[5]



  • According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.98 square miles (23 km2), of which 8.81 square miles (23 km2)is land and 0.17 square miles (0 km2) is water (1.89%).


As of the census[3] 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,)[7] 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.

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