Margate City, New Jersey
Margate City, New Jersey
|City of Margate City|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||September 7, 1885 (as Borough of South Atlantic City)|
|Reincorporated||April 23, 1897 (as city)|
|Renamed||April 20, 1909 (as Margate City)|
|Named for||Margate, Kent, England|
|• Type||Walsh Act|
|• Body||Board of Commissioners|
|• Mayor||Michael Becker (term ends May 16, 2023)|
|• Administrator||Richard Deaney|
|• Municipal clerk||Johanna Casey|
|• Total||1.63 sq mi (4.22 km2)|
|• Land||1.42 sq mi (3.67 km2)|
|• Water||0.21 sq mi (0.56 km2) 13.19%|
|• Rank||435th of 565 in state|
22nd of 23 in county
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m)|
|• Rank||333rd of 566 in state|
14th of 23 in county
|• Density||3,754.94/sq mi (1,449.69/km2)|
|• Rank||129th of 566 in state|
2nd of 23 in county
|Time zone||UTC−05:00 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−04:00 (Eastern (EDT))|
|GNIS feature ID||0885292|
Margate City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey. As of the 2020 U.S. census, Margate City's population was 5,317, a reduction of 1,037 over the previous decade. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the city's population was 6,354, 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.
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. The city was named for Margate in Kent, England.
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. 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, and of Marven Gardens, of Monopoly board game fame.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 1.63 square miles (4.22 km2), including 1.42 square miles (3.67 km2) of land and 0.22 square miles (0.56 km2) of water (13.19%).
1930–1990 2000 2010 2020
The 2010 United States census counted 6,354 people, 3,156 households, and 1,805 families 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 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. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.75% (175) of the population.
Of the 3,156 households, 14.6% had children under the age of 18; 45.8% were married couples living together; 8.0% had a female householder with no husband present and 42.8% were non-families. Of all households, 38.0% 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.
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, the population had 88.3 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 87.1 males.
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.
As of the 2000 United States Census 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 (1,923.3/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.
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.
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.
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.
Parks and recreation
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.
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.
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.
Margate beaches are not free beaches. Beachgoers must purchase a seasonal or weekly tag to enjoy the beach. Seasonal badges can be purchased preseason at a reduced rate.
Marinas and fishing
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.
Margate is the home of Lucy the Elephant, the "largest elephant in the world" and is the oldest remaining example of zoomorphic architecture left in the United States. Over 130 years old, she has been painstakingly restored and is toured by thousands of fans each year.
Margate City has operated under the Walsh Act commission form of municipal government since 1911. The city is one of 30 municipalities (of the 564) statewide that use commission form of government. The governing body is comprised of three commissioners, who are elected at-large to four-year terms of office on a non-partisan basis as part of the May municipal election. Each commissioner is assigned a department to oversee and administer. 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 2022[update], members of the Margate City Commission are Mayor Michael Becker (Commissioner of Public Works, Parks and Public Property), John F. Amodeo (Commissioner of Public Affairs and Public Safety) and Maurice "Maury" Blumberg (Commissioner of Revenue and Finance), all of whom are serving concurrent terms of office that end May 16, 2023.
Federal, state and county representation
For the 117th United States Congress, New Jersey's Second Congressional District is represented by Jeff Van Drew (R, Dennis Township). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Democrats Cory Booker (Newark, term ends 2027) and Bob Menendez (Harrison, term ends 2025).
For the 2022–2023 session, the 2nd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the New Jersey Senate by Vincent J. Polistina (R, Egg Harbor Township) and in the General Assembly by Don Guardian (R, Atlantic City) and Claire Swift (R, Margate City).
Atlantic County is governed by a directly elected county executive and a nine-member Board of County Commissioners, responsible for legislation. The executive serves a four-year term and the commissioners are elected to staggered three-year terms, of which four are elected from the county on an at-large basis and five of the commissioners represent equally populated districts. As of 2022[update], Atlantic County's Executive is Republican Dennis Levinson, whose term of office ends December 31, 2023. Members of the Board of County Commissioners are:
Ernest D. Coursey, District 1, including Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part), and Pleasantville (D, 2022, Atlantic City), Chair Maureen Kern, District 2, including Atlantic City (part), Egg Harbor Township (part), Linwood, Longport, Margate City, Northfield, Somers Point and Ventnor City (R, 2024, Somers Point), Andrew Parker III, District 3, including Egg Harbor Township (part) and Hamilton Township (part) (R, Egg Harbor Township, 2023), Richard R. Dase, District 4, including Absecon, Brigantine, Galloway Township and Port Republic (R, 2022, Galloway Township), James A. Bertino, District 5, including Buena, Buena Vista Township, Corbin City, Egg Harbor City, Estell Manor, Folsom, Hamilton Township (part), Hammonton, Mullica Township and Weymouth Township (R, 2018, Hammonton), Caren L. Fitzpatrick, At-Large (D, 2023, Linwood), Frank X. Balles, At-Large (R, Pleasantville, 2024) Amy L. Gatto, Freeholder (R, 2022, Hamilton Township) and Vice Chair John W. Risley, At-Large (R, 2023, Egg Harbor Township)
Atlantic County's constitutional officers are: County Clerk Joesph J. Giralo (R, 2026, Hammonton),  Sheriff Eric Scheffler (D, 2024, Northfield) and Surrogate James Curcio (R, 2025, Hammonton).
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 4,984 registered voters in Margate City, of which 1,164 (23.4% vs. 30.5% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 2,019 (40.5% vs. 25.2%) were registered as Republicans and 1,798 (36.1% vs. 44.3%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 3 voters registered as Libertarians or Greens. Among the city's 2010 Census population, 78.4% (vs. 58.8% in Atlantic County) were registered to vote, including 91.2% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 76.6% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Republican Mitt Romney received 1,882 votes (54.1% vs. 41.1% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,534 votes (44.1% vs. 57.9%) and other candidates with 21 votes (0.6% vs. 0.9%), among the 3,479 ballots cast by the city's 5,109 registered voters, for a turnout of 68.1% (vs. 65.8% in Atlantic County). In the 2008 presidential election, Republican John McCain received 2,061 votes (52.5% vs. 41.6% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barack Obama with 1,793 votes (45.7% vs. 56.5%) and other candidates with 32 votes (0.8% vs. 1.1%), among the 3,922 ballots cast by the city's 5,515 registered voters, for a turnout of 71.1% (vs. 68.1% in Atlantic County). In the 2004 presidential election, Republican George W. Bush received 2,160 votes (49.5% vs. 46.2% countywide), ahead of Democrat John Kerry with 2,132 votes (48.9% vs. 52.0%) and other candidates with 26 votes (0.6% vs. 0.8%), among the 4,362 ballots cast by the city's 5,697 registered voters, for a turnout of 76.6% (vs. 69.8% in the whole county).
In the 2013 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,850 votes (68.9% vs. 60.0% countywide), ahead of Democrat Barbara Buono with 712 votes (26.5% vs. 34.9%) and other candidates with 36 votes (1.3% vs. 1.3%), among the 2,687 ballots cast by the city's 5,127 registered voters, yielding a 52.4% turnout (vs. 41.5% in the county). In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Republican Chris Christie received 1,466 votes (52.7% vs. 47.7% countywide), ahead of Democrat Jon Corzine with 1,145 votes (41.1% vs. 44.5%), Independent Chris Daggett with 123 votes (4.4% vs. 4.8%) and other candidates with 16 votes (0.6% vs. 1.2%), among the 2,784 ballots cast by the city's 5,173 registered voters, yielding a 53.8% turnout (vs. 44.9% in the county).
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. As of the 2018–2019 school year, the district, comprised of two schools, had an enrollment of 351 students and 48.8 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 7.2:1. Schools in the district (with 2018–2019 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are William H. Ross III Elementary School 169 students in grades K–4 and Eugene A. Tighe Middle School with 181 students in grades 5–8. In 2017, Eugene A. Tighe Middle School was awarded a National Blue Ribbon from the United States Department of Education.
For ninth through twelfth grades, public school students from Margate 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. As of the 2018–2019 school year, the high school had an enrollment of 1,796 students and 153.0 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 11.7:1.
City public school students are also eligible to attend the Atlantic County Institute of Technology in the Mays Landing section of Hamilton Township or the Charter-Tech High School for the Performing Arts, located in Somers Point.
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. 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.
Roads and highways
As of May 2010[update], the city had a total of 42.53 miles (68.45 km) of roadways, of which 39.98 miles (64.34 km) were maintained by the municipality and 2.55 miles (4.10 km) by Atlantic County.
No Interstate, U.S. or state highways directly serve Margate City. The most significant roadways are county roads. County Route 563 begins in Margate City and follows Jerome Avenue over the Downbeach Express, a privately owned and operated toll-bridge which connects Margate to the mainland, towards Egg Harbor Township and Northfield. County Route 629 follows Ventnor Avenue northeast toward Ventnor and Atlantic City, and southwest towards Longport and Somers Point.
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Margate City, New Jersey has a humid subtropical climate (Cfa) with hot, moderately humid summers, cool winters and year-around precipitation. Cfa climates are characterized by all months having an average mean temperature > 32.0 °F (> 0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (≥ 10.0 °C), at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F (≥ 22.0 °C) and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. During the summer months in Margate City, a cooling afternoon sea breeze is present on most days, but episodes of extreme heat and humidity can occur with heat index values ≥ 95 °F (≥ 35 °C). During the winter months, episodes of extreme cold and wind can occur with wind chill values < 0 °F (< −18 °C). The plant hardiness zone at Margate City Beach is 7b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of 7.0 °F (−13.9 °C). The average seasonal (November–April) snowfall total is 12 to 18 feet (3.7 to 5.5 m), and the average snowiest month is February which corresponds with the annual peak in nor'easter activity.
|Climate data for Margate City Beach, NJ (1981–2010 Averages)|
|Average high °F (°C)||41.5
|Daily mean °F (°C)||33.8
|Average low °F (°C)||26.2
|Average precipitation inches (mm)||3.25
|Average relative humidity (%)||68.1||67.0||63.5||64.4||69.3||73.1||73.1||75.1||73.2||71.9||69.8||68.1||69.7|
|Average dew point °F (°C)||24.4
|Climate data for Atlantic City, NJ Ocean Water Temperature (5 NE Margate City)|
|Daily mean °F (°C)||37
According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Margate City, New Jersey would have a dominant vegetation type of Northern Cordgrass (73) with a dominant vegetation form of Coastal Prairie (20).
In the 2009 film (500) Days of Summer, Margate is the hometown of the male lead character, Tom Hansen, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt. One of the screenplay's co-writers, Scott Neustadter, grew up in Margate.
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.
People who were born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with Margate City include:
- John F. Amodeo (born 1950), politician who served in the New Jersey General Assembly from 2008 to 2014, where he represented the 2nd Legislative District
- Chris Arena (born 1987), singer-songwriter
- Colin Bell (born 1981), member of the New Jersey Senate who represented the 2nd Legislative District
- David Brog (born 1965/1966), former executive director of Christians United for Israel
- Tim Cavanaugh (born 1967), Los Angeles Times editor who is a Margate native and was an MCBP lifeguard
- Micaela Diamond (born 1999), Broadway actor best known for originating the role of Babe (Cher) in The Cher Show
- Nancy Falkow (born 1970), singer / songwriter
- Jennifer Farrell (born 1984), crowned as Miss New Jersey in 2003
- Vince Fumo (born 1943), former member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who was convicted in 2009 on federal corruption charges
- Zulfi Hoxha (born 1992), jihadi, ISIS fighter
- Walter S. Jeffries (1893–1954), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district from 1939 to 1941, and was mayor of Margate City from 1931 to 1935
- Red Klotz (1920–2014), former NBA point guard who created the Washington Generals as the team that plays against and tours with the Harlem Globetrotters
- Mary Lacity (born 1963), Walton Professor of Information Systems and Director of the Blockchain Center of Excellence at the University of Arkansas
- Pete Latzo (1902–1968), welterweight boxing champion in 1920s
- Thomas C. McGrath Jr. (1927–1994), represented New Jersey's 2nd congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1965 to 1967
- Scott Neustadter (born 1977), Hollywood screenwriter who co-wrote (500) Days of Summer
- Steven P. Perskie (born 1945), former New Jersey Superior Court judge who served in the New Jersey General Assembly and the New Jersey Senate
- Ralph L. Sacco, neurologist, who served as president of the American Heart Association
- Jessica Savitch (1947–1983), television broadcaster and reporter
- Claire Swift (born 1974, class of 1992), politician who has represented 2nd Legislative District in the New Jersey General Assembly since taking office in 2022
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- About Margate and the School District Archived 2011-08-07 at the Wayback Machine, Margate City School District, Accessed May 23, 2011. "The City of Margate School District is a Type I District providing a full range of educational services appropriate to grade levels K through 8 in the City of Margate and the adjoining Borough of Longport, including special education for handicapped youngsters."
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- D'Amico, Diane. "State rules Longport students can attend Ocean City High School", The Press of Atlantic City, June 11, 2014. Accessed May 8, 2020. "Longport operates no schools. Students in grades K-8 attend school in Margate and that relationship will continue."
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- About Us, Margate City Schools. Accessed May 8, 2020. "Margate City District pupils are housed in two separate facilities: the Eugene A. Tighe Middle School constructed in 1956, and the William H. Ross III Elementary School constructed in 2000. As a result of a 24 million dollar addition and renovation project and new school construction in 1999, all schools have been upgraded to enhance the educational environment. The elementary school houses the district administrative offices and grades K-4. The middle school, which houses grades 5-8, is departmentalized with an emphasis on thematic teaching.... Overall responsibility for the education of the K-8 children within the City of Margate lies with the district's Board of Education, composed of seven members, appointed by the mayor for staggered terms of three years."
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- Atlantic City Public School District 2016 Report Card Narrative, New Jersey Department of Education. Accessed November 26, 2017. "The Atlantic City Public School District is a Pre-K to 12 school district operating Eleven (11) schools. Our Pre-K through 8th grade schools serve Atlantic City, while our high school serves the students of Atlantic City, Ventnor, Brigantine, Margate and Longport. "
- Rotondo, Christie. "Shore towns may pay less as Atlantic City schools slash budgets", The Press of Atlantic City, June 14, 2015. Accessed November 26, 2017. "Over the years, Brigantine, Ventnor, Margate and Longport have criticized the high cost of tuition to send their students to Atlantic City High School."
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- Frequently Asked Questions, Atlantic County Institute of Technology. Accessed May 17, 2017. "What does it cost to attend ACIT? As a public school, there is no cost to Atlantic County residents of high school age. New Jersey Title 18A:54-20.1 entitles students the right to choose ACIT for their high school education."
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- Staff. "In the fall, different schools will open", Catholic Star Herald, June 19, 2008. Accessed October 21, 2013. "In November 2007 Bishop Joseph A. Galante announced the closure of one school and the consolidation of eight others, effective at the start of the 2008-09 school year.... Blessed Sacrament, Margate, is merging with St. James, Ventnor, and the two will become Holy Family Regional School in the fall, located at the Ventnor site."
- DeAngelis, Martin. "Old school, new school / After merger of two Catholic elementary schools, Holy Family will debut at site of old St. James in Ventnor", The Press of Atlantic City, August 29, 2008. Accessed October 21, 2013. "The Catholic Diocese of Camden announced last year that it was merging St. James and Blessed Sacrament Regional School in Margate into a new school based in the Ventnor building -- and closing Blessed Sacrament's Jerome Avenue home after 54 years."
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- 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 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."
- Gilmore, Dave. "'Boardwalk Empire' finale recap, 'Margate Sands'" Archived 2014-06-29 at the Wayback Machine, The Baltimore Sun, December 3, 2012. Accessed November 19, 2013.
- Gross, Dan. "Good work by all hands on Duane Hopwood, Philadelphia Daily News, November 11, 2005. Accessed July 30, 2022, via Newspapers.com. "Hopwood, written and directed by East Mount Airy native Matt Mulhern, filmed for one month early last year in four New Jersey cities: Atlantic City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport."
- Smith, Shaun. "Regional races at stake in June 4 primary" Archived 2013-06-19 at the Wayback Machine, Downbeach, May 27, 2013. Accessed November 19, 2013. "In the District 2 State Assembly race, all candidates are running unopposed. On the Republican ticket, incumbents John F. Amodeo of Margate and Chris Brown of Ventnor are both running for reelection."
- Reynolds, Mike. "New Jersey surfer/singer/songwriter Chris Arena", NJ.com, August 11, 2010. Accessed November 17, 2013.
- DeRosier, John. "Colin Bell sworn in as senator, hoping to lead Democrats in November election", The Press of Atlantic City, October 5, 2017. Accessed November 10, 2017. "Bell, 36, of Margate, was unanimously selected by the Atlantic County Democratic Committee to fill the seat of the late Jim Whelan, who died in August."
- Kornbluh, Jacob. "David Brog was the head of Christians United for Israel. Now he’s running as a Jewish candidate for Congress.", J. The Jewish News of Northern California, May 9, 2022. Accessed November 2, 2022. "Brog was born and raised in Margate City, outside of Atlantic City in New Jersey, to secular parents."
- Cavanuagh, Tom. "Town with Chris Christie Dunes Flooded in Typical Jersey Storm", National Review, December 10, 2014. Accessed November 10, 2017. "This reporter grew up in Margate but has not lived there for more than two decades. A long-familiar feature of life on Absecon Island is that the place is extremely prone to flooding, but that the flooding comes mostly, almost exclusively, from the landward bay — not from the ocean beaches."
- Brunetti, Michelle. "Margate native in Jesus Christ Superstar on NBC", The Press of Atlantic City, March 31, 2018. Accessed November 12, 2020. "Margate native Micaela Diamond, 18, is a dancer and singer in Sunday night’s live television production of Jesus Christ Superstar."
- 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."
- Staff. "In Your Town / Atlantic County Briefs; County 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."
- via Associated Press. "Fumo prison delay rejected", The Press of Atlantic City, August 28, 2009. Accessed May 23, 2011. "Fumo, who owns a house in Margate and condos in Ventnor, had asked the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to let him remain free on bail while he appeals his 139-count conviction and sentence."
- "A New American Leader Rises in ISIS". The Atlantic. January 13, 2018. Retrieved January 18, 2018.
- Walter Sooy Jeffries, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 3, 2007.
- 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."
- Birchfield, Sandra. "Epic Spotlight: Mary Lacity", Walton Today, October 25, 2018. Accessed December 4, 2018. "Lacity comes to Walton from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, where she was Curators’ Distinguished Professor and International Business Fellow. She grew up, however, in Margate City, New Jersey, adjacent to Atlantic City, a popular tourist spot that provided her summer job opportunities."
- via Associated Press. "Pete Latzo is Now a Light Heavyweight in Quest of World Crown", The Lewiston Daily Sun, January 18, 1928. Accessed April 21, 2015. "Pete Latzo, former world's welterweight champion who now lives in Margate City has become a light heavyweight".
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- 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."
- 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."
- Cronick, Scott. "Everyone Has a Story: Margate native to be named president of American Heart Association", The Press of Atlantic City, June 20, 2020, updated June 19, 2019. Accessed February 14, 2021. "On Tuesday, a Margate native will become the first neurologist to be named president of the American Heart Association. Dr. Ralph Sacco, chairman of the department of neurology at the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami, will step into the one-year volunteer position in hopes of bringing more attention to strokes, a field that Sacco specializes in and one to which he also has very personal ties."
- 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."
- Attorney Profiles, Swift Law Firm. Accessed January 10, 2022. "Claire lives in Margate, New Jersey with her husband and 3 children."