Cooper City, Florida

Cooper City is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city is named for Morris Cooper, who founded the community in 1959. The city's population was 28,547 at the 2010 census.[6] Cooper City is part of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people in 2015.

Cooper City, Florida
City hall

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Coordinates: 26°2′41″N 80°17′22″W
Country United States of America
State Florida
County Broward
IncorporatedJune 20, 1959[1]
  MayorGreg Ross
  CommissionersHoward Meltzer, Jeff Green, Massimo "Max" Pulcini, and James C. Curran
  City ManagerMarie Wirge Elianor
  City ClerkKathryn Sims
  City8.34 sq mi (21.60 km2)
  Land8.04 sq mi (20.82 km2)
  Water0.30 sq mi (0.79 km2)  3.63%
9 ft (2 m)
  Density4,460.44/sq mi (1,722.28/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33328-33330, 33026
Area code(s)954, 754
FIPS code12-14125[4]
GNIS feature ID0280777[5]

In 2006, with the annexation of the Waldrep Dairy Farm, Cooper City started construction on the first major new home construction project within the past few decades. It was expected the addition of the 530-acre (2.1 km2) property would add upwards of 4,000 new residents through 2011.

In 2007, Cooper City was rated as one of the Best 10 Towns for Families by Family Circle magazine.[7]


Cooper City is located at 26°02′41″N 80°17′22″W.[8] The city is bounded by Davie to the north, Pembroke Pines to the south, both Hollywood and Davie to the east, and Southwest Ranches to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.6 km2), of which 8.0 square miles (20.8 km2) is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2) is water (3.63%).[6]


Historical population
Est. 201835,853[3]25.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
Cooper City Demographics
2010 CensusCooper CityBroward CountyFlorida
Total population28,5471,748,06618,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010+2.2%+7.7%+17.6%
Population density3,551.1/sq mi1,444.9/sq mi350.6/sq mi
White or Caucasian (including White Hispanic)85.1%63.1%75.0%
(Non-Hispanic White or Caucasian)65.1%43.5%57.9%
Black or African-American4.9%26.7%16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race)22.8%25.1%22.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan0.3%0.3%0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian0.0%0.1%0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial)2.4%2.9%2.5%
Some Other Race1.8%3.7%3.6%

As of 2010, there were 9,912 households out of which 2.9% were vacant. In 2000, 51.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 70.8% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 14.2% were non-families. 10.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.06 and the average family size was 3.30.

In 2000, the city the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 25.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.

In 2000, the median income for a household in the city was $75,166, and the median income for a family was $78,172. Males had a median income of $51,931 versus $33,788 for females. The per capita income for the city was $27,474. About 2.9% of families and 3.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, English was spoken as a first language by 78.55% of the population, while Spanish was spoken by 15.08%, and Hebrew speakers made up 1.25% of all residents. Other mother tongues included languages such as both French and Malayalam making up 0.75% of residents, as well as Italian being at 0.69%, while Chinese was at 0.59%.[10]

As of 2000, Cooper City had the sixty-fifth highest percentage of Cuban residents in the US, at 5.29% of the city's population (tied with West Palm Beach,)[11] and it had the ninety-second highest percentage of Colombian residents in the US, which made up 1.78% of all residents (tied with Pinecrest and South Bound Brook, New Jersey.)[12]


Elementary schools

  • Cooper City Elementary has attained an "A" rating for 2018/2019.
  • Embassy Creek Elementary is an elementary school located in Cooper City that teaches grades K-5. The school is a member of the Broward School District. It is an "A" school and is currently ranked number 36 out of about 3000 schools in the state of Florida for 2011. It is named after its nearby developments of Embassy Lakes and Rock Creek.
  • Griffin Elementary School is an elementary school located in Cooper City which teaches grades K-5. The school has also attained an "A" rating for 2018/2019.

Middle schools

  • Pioneer Middle School is a middle school located in Cooper City that teaches grades 6-8. Pioneer Middle School was rated the number 2 middle school in Broward County, and number 55 in the State out of 583 schools in the state of Florida for 2011. The school has maintained an "A" rating since the Florida Department of Education began grading schools in the late 1990s.[13]

High school

  • Cooper City High School has attained an "A" rating for 2018/2019. It is currently ranked among one of the top ten percent schools in America. It is the number 46 high school in Florida and one of the top schools in Broward County. It serves students from 9-12. Cooper City High offers more than twenty-two AP classes. The AP participation in Cooper City is 48%, which makes it one of the highest AP participation schools in Broward county.

Private schools

  • Potential Christian Academy (formerly Flamingo Road Christian Academy) is the school ministry of Potential Church. Established in 1983 as a preschool program, PCA has grown to include Pre-K1 to 8th grade. On October 10, 2010 the school changed its name to Potential Christian Academy from Flamingo Road Christian Academy. [14]
  • Franklin Academy is a public charter school serving students in kindergarten through eighth grade.
  • Nur-ul Islam Academy is a private Islamic school located in Cooper City, founded in 1996. It serves students from Pre-K to 12th grade.


Brian Piccolo Park in Cooper City is the location of a cricket grounds, and in 2004 played host to first-class cricket when the United States cricket team played Canada in the ICC Intercontinental Cup. It also served as the home ground for the Florida Thunder Pro Cricket team in 2004. The park is also home to one of the few cycling tracks in South Florida. The park also encompasses a skateboard park. There are two other parks in Cooper City and they are Bill Lips and Cooper City Optimist. Cooper City Optimist and is where most of everything takes place and Bill lips is a neighborhood park with a recreational softball team.

Cooper City is also the birthplace of Troy State defensive end Ken Wagner, who was a part of their National Championship team in the late 1980s.

Former Miami Dolphins place kicker Olindo Mare graduated from Cooper City High School in 1991.

Notable people

Sister city


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