Margate, FL
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Margate is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 57,234 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Margate is the 54th largest community in Florida.

Margate is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Margate is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Margate who work in office and administrative support (16.55%), sales jobs (10.53%), and management occupations (8.51%).

One downside of living in Margate, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.53 minutes every day commuting to work.

The percentage of adults in Margate who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.40% of the adults in Margate have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Margate in 2010 was $22,875, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,500 for a family of four. However, Margate contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Margate is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Margate home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Margate residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Margate also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.00% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Margate include Jamaican, Irish, German, and Haitian.

Margate also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.80%.

The most common language spoken in Margate is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.