Margate City, NJ


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Margate City, NJ Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Margate City Housing Market Information

With a population of 6,237, 3,285 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $465,418, real estate costs in Margate City are among some of the highest in the nation, although house prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive New Jersey communities.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Margate City, accounting for 60.65% of the city's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Margate City include large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 20.44%), duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 12.39%), and a few row houses and other attached homes ( 5.39%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Margate City. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 75.06% of Margate City's homes, and 53.35% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

At the end of World War II, American soldiers returned home triumphant and, with the help of the GI Bill, built homes by the millions on the edges of America's cities. These homes were predominantly capes and ranches, modest in size, but built to house a growing middle-class as the 20th century became the American century. Margate City's housing was primarily built during this period, from the '40s through the '60s. A full 47.85% of the city's housing hails from this era. Other housing ages represented in Margate City include homes built between 1970-1999 ( 25.48%) and housing constructed before 1939 ( 16.22%). There's also some housing in Margate City built between 2000 and later ( 10.45%).

A decent proportion of the Margate City housing stock is seasonally occupied. That is, homes and condos in Margate City are occupied by people for a portion of the year - mainly for vacation purposes - and then locked up and left unoccupied for the remainder of the year as owners return to their primary residences. This characteristic of the Margate City housing market speaks to its popularity as a vacation location of choice.

Margate City Home Appreciation Rates

Real estate appreciation rates in Margate City's have tracked to near the national average over the last then years, with the annual appreciation rate averaging -0.72% during the period.

Over the last year, Margate City appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Margate City's appreciation rate has been -3.53%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Margate City were at -5.44%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of -20.04%.

Notably, Margate City's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to New Jersey, our data show that Margate City's latest annual appreciation rate is lower than 90% of the other cities and towns in New Jersey.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Margate City, NJ HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,003,000 9.6
$753,001 - $1,003,000 10.0
$502,001 - $753,000 22.6
$401,001 - $502,000 19.8
$301,001 - $401,000 16.6
$200,001 - $301,000 12.4
$100,001 - $200,000 5.1
$50,001 - $100,000 0.9
$0 - $50,000 3.0

High for NJ
Very High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
6.92019219500762 29.6747967479675

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Margate City Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2016 Q4 - 2017 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2016 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2012 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2007 Q1 - 2017 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2017 Q1
99.62% 4.09% 10 10
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,354 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 75.06
Renters 24.94
Vacant 54.73

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Margate City HOMES
2000 or Newer 10.4
1970 - 1999 25.5
1940 - 1969 47.9
1939 or Older 16.2

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Margate City HOMES
Single-Family 60.7
Townhomes 5.4
Small Apt. Buildings 12.4
Apt. Complexes 20.4
Mobile Homes 1.1
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Margate City HOMES
No Bedroom 4.22
1 Bedroom 10.12
2 Bedrooms 24.20
3 Bedrooms 31.67
4 Bedrooms 21.68
5 or more bedrooms 8.12