Cooper City, Florida
|— City —|
|Motto: Someplace special|
|Incorporated (city)||20 June 1959|
|• Mayor||Greg Ross, Mayor; John Sims, Dist. 1; Lisa Mallousi, Dist 2; LaCount Green, Dist. 3, James Curran, Dist 4|
|• City Manager||Bruce Loucks|
|• City||6.70 sq mi (17.3 km2)|
|• Land||6.35 sq mi (16.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.35 sq mi (0.9 km2) 5.22%|
|Elevation||9 ft (2 m)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Density||4,300/sq mi ( 1,700/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||954, 754|
|GNIS feature ID||0280777|
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. Cooper City is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
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 2013. There are issues with the city and the developer of the Waldrep property in regards to land being given to the city and the city bribing the developer of a fire truck in lieu of impact fees. There has been massive litigation against the city as of late. The city lost a lawsuit in which they discriminated against a Chabad, and currently a class-action lawsuit based on an unlawful fire assessment fee is taking place among others.
Cooper City is located at .
According to the United States Census Bureau, this city has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17 km2). 6.35 square miles (16 km2) of it is land and .35 square miles (1 km2) of it is water (5.22%).
As of the census of 2000, there were 27,939 people, 9,123 households, and 7,827 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,402.4 per square mile (1,698.8/km²). There were 9,289 housing units at an average density of 1,463.7 per square mile (564.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.10% White (75.7% were Non-Hispanic White,) 3.09% African American, 0.16% Native American, 4.09% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.65% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.57% of the population.
There were 9,123 households out of which 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 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.
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%.
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,) 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.)
- Griffin Elementary School
- Cooper City Elementary
- Embassy Creek Elementary
- Pioneer Middle School
- Cooper City High School
Embassy Creek Elementary School 
Embassy Creek Elementary School 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.
Pioneer Middle School 
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. Its principle is Mr. Consul. One of the schools teachers, Jerilyn Habenicht has received numerous accolades for her teaching programs which engage the students in her science class. Previously, his school has a good reputation in its sports but within the past few years, its edge has waned.
Cooper City Elementary School 
Cooper City Elementary School has attained an "A" rating for 2010/2011.
Griffin Elementary 
Cooper City High 
Cooper City High School has attained an "A" rating for 2011/2012. 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.
Flamingo Road Christian Academy 
FRCA is the school ministry of Flamingo Road Church. Established in 1983 as a preschool program, FRCA has grown to include K-5th grade. Starting in 2010, FRCA will open its middle school program with 6th grade. During the 2010-2011 school year the school changed its name to Potential Christian Academy.
Nur-ul Islam Academy 
NUIA is a private Islamic school located in Cooper City, founded in 1996. It serves students from Pre-K to 12th grade and currently enrolls around 355 students.
Brian Piccolo Park in Cooper City is the location of one of the best cricket grounds in the United States, 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.
Copper city also has a fine recreation club for their soccer players.
Cooper City is also the birthplace of famous 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.
Sister city 
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