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Margate City, New Jersey
City
City of Margate City
Atlantic Ocean shoreline
Atlantic Ocean shoreline
Map of Margate City in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Map of Margate City in Atlantic County. Inset: Location of Atlantic County highlighted in the State of New Jersey.
Census Bureau map of Margate City, New Jersey
Census Bureau map of Margate City, New Jersey
Coordinates: 39°19′51″N 74°30′25″W / 39.330913°N 74.506849°W / 39.330913; -74.506849Coordinates: 39°19′51″N 74°30′25″W / 39.330913°N 74.506849°W / 39.330913; -74.506849[1][2]
Country United States
State New Jersey
County Atlantic
Incorporated September 7, 1885
Government[4]
 • Type Walsh Act
 • Mayor Michael Becker (term ends May 16, 2015)
 • Clerk Thomas D. Hiltner[3]
Area[1]
 • Total 1.631 sq mi (4.225 km2)
 • Land 1.415 sq mi (3.665 km2)
 • Water 0.216 sq mi (0.560 km2)  13.25%
Elevation[5] 7 ft (2 m)
Population (2010 Census)[6][7][8]
 • Total 6,354
 • Estimate (2013)[9] 6,342
 • Rank 333rd of 566 in state
14th of 23 in county[10]
 • Density 4,490.3/sq mi (1,733.7/km2)
 • Density rank 129th of 566 in state
2nd of 23 in county[10]
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 08402[11][12]
Area code(s) 609[13]
FIPS code 3400143890[1][14][15]
GNIS feature ID 0885292[1][16]
Website www.margate-nj.com
See also: other Margates

Margate City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 6,354,[6][7][8] reflecting a decline of 1,839 (-22.4%) from the 8,193 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 238 (-2.8%) from the 8,431 counted in the 1990 Census.[17]

Margate City was originally incorporated as the borough of South Atlantic City by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on September 7, 1885, from portions of Egg Harbor Township, based on the results of a referendum held on August 1, 1885. South Atlantic City was reincorporated as a city on April 23, 1897, and then reincorporated with the name Margate City on April 20, 1909.[18]

The city is located on Absecon Island, which stretches for 8.1 miles (13.0 km) and is also home of Atlantic City and Ventnor City to the northeast, and Longport on the southwest.[19] The city stretches about eight blocks from the Atlantic Ocean to the bay at most points in town. Margate is a popular Jersey Shore destination, especially during the summer, and is the home of Lucy the Elephant, a 65-foot (20 m) wooden elephant,[20] and of Marven Gardens, of Monopoly board game fame.[21]

Geography[edit]

Margate City sits at 39°19′51″N 74°30′25″W / 39.330913°N 74.506849°W / 39.330913; -74.506849 (39.330913,-74.506849). Its total area of 1.631 square miles (4.225 km2), includes 1.415 square miles (3.665 km2) of land and 0.216 square miles (0.560 km2) (13.25%) water.[1][2] Margate City borders both Ventnor City and Longport.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 69
1910 129 87.0%
1920 249 93.0%
1930 2,913 1,069.9%
1940 3,266 12.1%
1950 4,715 44.4%
1960 9,474 100.9%
1970 10,576 11.6%
1980 9,179 −13.2%
1990 8,431 −8.1%
2000 8,193 −2.8%
2010 6,354 −22.4%
Est. 2013 6,342 [9] −0.2%
Population sources:
1900-2000[22] 1900-1920[23]
1900-1910[24] 1910-1930[25]
1930-1990[26] 2000[27][28] 2010[6][7][8]

Census 2010[edit]

At the 2010 United States Census, there were 6,354 people, 3,156 households, and 1,805 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,490.3 per square mile (1,733.7/km2). There were 7,114 housing units at an average density of 5,027.4 per square mile (1,941.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.36% (6,123) White, 0.71% (45) Black or African American, 0.09% (6) Native American, 0.98% (62) Asian, 0.02% (1) Pacific Islander, 0.72% (46) from other races, and 1.12% (71) from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.75% (175) of the population.[6]

There were 3,156 households, of which 14.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.8% were married couples living together, 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.8% were non-families. 38.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.01 and the average family size was 2.64.[6]

In the city, 14.0% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 15.5% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, and 31.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54.9 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.[6]

The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $66,667 (with a margin of error of +/- $7,735) and the median family income was $90,625 (+/- $6,808). Males had a median income of $81,759 (+/- $13,790) versus $61,179 (+/- $11,593) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $50,328 (+/- $7,450). About 8.4% of families and 9.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.2% of those under age 18 and 8.3% of those age 65 or over.[29]

Census 2000[edit]

As of the 2000 United States Census[14] there were 8,193 people, 3,984 households, and 2,302 families residing in the city. The population density was 2, 243.5/km2 (5,825.4/sq mi). There were 7,006 housing units at an average density of 4,981.4 per square mile (1,918.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.73% White, 0.87% African American, 0.02% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.92% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.71% of the population.[27][28]

There were 3,984 households out of which 16.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.2% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.06 and the average family size was 2.67.[27][28]

In the city the population was spread out with 15.4% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 28.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.6 males.[27][28]

The median income for a household in the city was $45,876, and the median income for a family was $63,917. Males had a median income of $48,152 versus $31,025 for females. The per capita income for the city was $33,566. About 7.0% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.6% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.[27][28]

Government[edit]

Local government[edit]

Margate City has operated under the Walsh Act commission form of municipal government since 1911.[4][30] There are three commission seats, which are elected during a non-partisan at-large election. Each commission seat is for a four-year concurrent term. The Mayor is then selected from among the three elected Commissioners by a vote between them and assigned to the office by resolution.

As of 2014, members of the Margate City Commission are Mayor Michael Becker (Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety), Maurice "Maury" Blumberg (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance) and Brenda Taube (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property), all of whom are serving terms of office that end May 16, 2015.[3][31][32][33]

Federal, state and county representation[edit]

Margate City is located in the 2nd Congressional District[34] and is part of New Jersey's 2nd state legislative district.[7][35][36]

New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Frank LoBiondo (R, Ventnor City).[37] New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Cory Booker (D, Newark; took office on October 31, 2013, after winning a special election to fill the seat of Frank Lautenberg)[38][39] and Bob Menendez (D, Paramus).[40][41]

The 2nd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Jim Whelan (D, Atlantic City) and in the General Assembly by Chris A. Brown (R, Ventnor City) and John F. Amodeo (D, Northfield).[42] The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township).[43] The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).[44]

Atlantic County is governed by a directly elected executive and a nine-member Board of Chosen Freeholders, responsible for legislation. The executive serves a four-year term and the freeholders are elected to staggered three-year terms, of which four are elected from the county on an at-large basis and five of the freeholders represent equally populated districts.[45][46] As of 2014, Atlantic County's Executive is Republican Dennis Levinson, whose term of office ends December 31, 2015.[47] Members of the Board of Chosen Freeholders are Chairman Frank D. Formica, Freeholder District 2, including Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part), Linwood, Longport, Margate, Northfield, Somers Point and Ventnor (R, 2015),[48] Vice Chairman John W. Risley, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2014),[49] Colin G. Bell, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2015),[50] James A. Bertino, Freeholder District 5, including Buena Borough, Buena Vista Township, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hamilton Township (part), Hammonton, Mullica Township and Weymouth (R, 2015),[51] Ernest D. Coursey, Freeholder District 1, including Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part) and Pleasantville (R, 2016),[52] Richard Dase, Freeholder District 4, including Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic (D, 2016),[53] Alexander C. Marino, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2014),[54] Will Pauls, Freeholder At-Large (R, 2016)[55] and Frank Sutton, Freeholder District 3, including Egg Harbor Township (part) and Hamilton Township (part) (R, 2014).[56][57][58] Constitutional officers are County Clerk Edward P. McGettigan (2016),[59] Sheriff Frank X. Balles (2014)[60] and Surrogate James Curcio (2015).[61][62]

Education[edit]

For Kindergarten through eighth grade, public school students attend the Margate City Schools, together with students from Longport Borough, who attend as part of a sending/receiving relationship.[63][64] As of the 2011-12 school year, the district's two schools had an enrollment of 492 students and 48.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 10.25:1.[65] Schools in the district (with 2011-12 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics[66]) are William H. Ross Elementary School[67] (grades K-4; 249 students) and Eugene A. Tighe Middle School[68] (grades 5-8; 243 students).[69]

For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students from Margate and Longport attend Atlantic City High School in Atlantic City, which also serves students from Brigantine and Ventnor City who attend the school as part of sending/receiving relationships, under which the districts paid a base tuition of $20,000 tp $21,000 per student as of the 2011-12 school year.[70][71]

City public school students are also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in the Mays Landing, New Jersey section of Hamilton Township[72] or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point.[73]

Blessed Sacrament Regional School was a Catholic school serving students in grades pre-Kindergarten through eighth grade that had been operated in connection with the Blessed Sacrament Church, but was closed by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden in June 2008 and merged with St. James of Ventnor to form Holy Family Regional School.[74][75] Those who wish to attend a Catholic high school choose from Holy Spirit High School, located in Absecon, St. Augustine College Preparatory School located in Richland or Our Lady of Mercy Academy located in Newfield.[76]

Transportation[edit]

The city had a total of 42.53 miles (68.45 km) of roadways, of which 39.98 miles (64.34 km) are maintained by the municipality and 2.55 miles (4.10 km) by Atlantic County.[77]

New Jersey Transit provides bus service on the 505 route between Longport and Atlantic City.[78][79]

Recreation[edit]

Summer residency[edit]

Along with other spots on the Jersey Shore, Margate becomes a popular destination in the summer months. Many houses in Margate are second homes used during the Summer, and a considerable number are owned by year-round residents. Unlike in other places, such as Cape May or Ocean City, where many visitors spend a few nights in a hotel, Margate has no hotels, so most of the people who choose this town are regulars. Unlike other area towns such as Ocean City and the municipalities on Long Beach Island, weekly house/condominium rentals are almost non-existent in Margate.

Beaches[edit]

Margate's beaches attract surfers,[80] kayaking and hobie cat sailing.[81]

The Margate beaches are narrower than beaches at many other places at the Jersey Shore. There are few dunes and those that do exist are artificial, having been created to protect beaches from nor'easters and hurricanes. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, Margate voters will consider a referendum that would allow the city to participate in a program operated by the United States Army Corps of Engineers under which dunes would be constructed on the city's beaches, which would be intended to alleviate beach erosion and provide storm protection to Margate and to adjoining Ventnor City, which has already had a beach protection program in place for the past ten years, under which dunes have already been constructed.[82]

Margate City Beach Patrol operates lifeguard stands and beach patrol operations for the Margate beaches. Lifeguards are on duty during summer months from 10 am to 6 pm, with more limited hours in the late Spring and early Autumn months.

Marinas and fishing[edit]

Margate is host to many bayside docks providing the casual fisherman hours of enjoyment and relaxation.Local charter boats offer sport and deep sea fishing. Margate’s many marinas offer docks for lease, equipment rentals, fuel stations and fishing charters.

Restaurants[edit]

Margate has many restaurants. Ventnor Avenue is populated by many of the towns restaurants. Johnny's Cafe and Martini Bar bring an Italian and Seafood cuisine to Margate, NJ.[83] Johnny also owns two other restaurants next door to Johnny's cafe, Johns steaks and Shuckers. Shuckers is Johnny's newest addition to the block that opened during the summer of 2014. Shuckers is a local seafood joint where your Oysters and Clams are shucked for each order.[84] Steve and Cookies By The Bay has a large seafood and meats selection. It is known for their Blueberry Pie that they sell at the farmers' market held every Thursday during the summer months. Venturas Green House has been a pizza and bar spot in Margate for over 100 years. In 1932 during the prohibition it was known as a speakeasy.[85] The Rooftop Bar is Ventura's Greenhouse newest attraction. Remodeling began after Super Storm Sandy, and opened for the start of the summer season of 2013.[85] For dessert, the Margate Dairy Bar has been a Margate ice cream landmark since 1952.[86]

Attractions[edit]

Margate is the home of Lucy the Elephant, the “largest elephant in the world”[87] and is the oldest remaining example of zoomorphic architecture left in the United States.[88] Over 130 years old, she has been painstakingly restored and is toured by thousands of fans each year.

The Margate farmers' market is held every Thursday during summer months. Shoppers can purchase local produce and a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Popular culture[edit]

In the 2009 film (500) Days of Summer, Margate is the hometown of the male lead character, Tom Hansen, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt.[89] Scott Neustadter, one of the screenplay's co-writers, grew up in Margate.[89]

In the 1998 Nicolas Cage mystery/thriller film Snake Eyes, Margate is the main character's place of residence, alluded to as a pleasant suburban town, in contrast to the grittier Atlantic City, which forms the backdrop of the story.[citation needed]

In the third season finale of Boardwalk Empire, "Margate Sands", the city is referenced as a site of gang violence between the forces of fictionalized Nucky Thompson and his rivals.[90]

Notable people[edit]

People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Margate City include:

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  89. ^ a b c Jackson, Vincent. " Writer of '(500) Days of Summer,' returns to local, movie-loving rootsScott Neustadter spent his teen years in local movie theaters. This week, he returned to the area to show friends and family his hit film", The Press of Atlantic City, July 31, 2009. Accessed January 7, 2013. ""(500) Days of Summer, written by Scott Neustadter of Margate and Michael H. Weber, and starring Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt opens Aug. 7 at the Towne Stadium 16 in Egg Harbor Township.... The movie - which some critics are calling this generation's "Annie Hall" - stars Zooey Deschanel as the title character, Summer Finn, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Tom Hansen, a young co-worker from Margate who falls in love with her."
  90. ^ Gilmore, Dave. "'Boardwalk Empire' finale recap, 'Margate Sands'", The Baltimore Sun, December 3, 2012. Accessed November 19, 2013.
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  93. ^ Biography, Nancy Falkow. Accessed May 23, 2011. "I grew up in Margate, NJ, a small shore town filled with Jews. I too am one of them. I knew at an early age I wanted to sing and write and so I did. I moved to Philadelphia to go to college, and grad school and was planning on being a teacher of Environmental Studies until I met a few folks who changed the course of my life and I turned to a life of Singer Songwriter-dom."
  94. ^ Staff. "IN YOUR TOWN / ATLANTIC COUNTY BRIEFSCounty pageant winner named", The Press of Atlantic City, August 30, 2002. Accessed November 19, 2013. "Jennifer Farrell, of Margate, was crowned Miss Atlantic County at the pageant Aug. 17 at the Margate Performing Arts Center."
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  97. ^ LeConey, Bill. "BASKETBALL / 'TROTTERS' FOIL STILL HITTING 3-POINTERS / MARGATE'S RED KLOTZ, 80, BEAT GLOBETROTTERS TWICE", The Press of Atlantic City, November 15, 2000. Accessed November 19, 2013. "Memo to "Monday Night Football" announcer Al Michaels: Red Klotz is alive and dribbling in Margate. And another thing: Klotz did find a way to beat the Harlem Globetrotters - twice, in fact."
  98. ^ Thomas Charles McGrath, Jr., Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed June 18, 2007.
  99. ^ Jackson, Vincent. "Writer of '(500) Days of Summer,' returns to local, movie-loving roots: Scott Neustadter spent his teen years in local movie theaters. This week, he returned to the area to show friends and family his hit film", The Press of Atlantic City, July 31, 2009. Accessed May 23, 2011. "Scott Neustadter co-wrote the screenplay for the movie ‘(500) Days of Summer.’ The Margate native returned to the area to attend a private screening of his film Wednesday at the Towne Stadium 16 in Egg Harbor Township."
  100. ^ Shister, Gail. "Sela Ward plays doomed TV anchorwoman Jessica Savitch in 'Almost Golden'.", Knight Ridder/Tribune News Service, August 24, 1995. Accessed May 23, 2011. "But to those who knew her best, Margate, N.J.'s Jessica Savitch was a ticking time bomb _ tormented, insecure, so driven by ambition that it became her substitute for love. When she died, in 1983 at the age of 36 in a car accident in New Hope, Pa., not everyone was surprised."
  101. ^ Cohen, Lynda. "Findings: Retired Judge Steven Perskie guilty of judicial misconduct, should be censured", The Press of Atlantic City, March 26, 2011. Accessed November 19, 2013. "Perskie, 66, who lives in Margate, retired Feb. 1, 2010, five months after the ethics charges were filed but denied that was behind his decision."

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Preceded by
Ventnor City
Beaches of New Jersey Succeeded by
Longport