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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Margate is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (17.75%), sales jobs (11.99%), and food service (7.76%).

One downside of living in Margate, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.94 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Margate is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.55% of adults 25 and older in Margate have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Margate in 2010 was $22,530, which is middle income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,120 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 22.26% 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: 33.13%.

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