Cooper City, Florida

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Cooper City, Florida
City
Official logo of Cooper City, Florida
Logo
Motto: Someplace special
Map of Florida highlighting Cooper City.svg
Coordinates: 26°2′41″N 80°17′22″W / 26.04472°N 80.28944°W / 26.04472; -80.28944Coordinates: 26°2′41″N 80°17′22″W / 26.04472°N 80.28944°W / 26.04472; -80.28944
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Broward
Incorporated (city) 20 June 1959
Government
 • Type Commission-Manager
 • Mayor Greg Ross, Mayor; John Sims, Dist. 1; Lisa Mallozzi, Dist 2; Jeff Green, Dist. 3, James Curran, Dist 4
 • City Manager Bruce Loucks 
Area[1]
 • City 8.3 sq mi (21.6 km2)
 • Land 8.0 sq mi (20.8 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)  3.63%
Elevation 9 ft (2 m)
Population (2010 census)
 • City 28,547
 • Density 1,371.1/sq mi (529.4/km2)
 • Metro 5,564,635
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33328-33330-33026
Area code(s) 954, 754
FIPS code 12-14125[2]
GNIS feature ID 0280777[3]
Website www.coopercityfl.org

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.[4] 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 2011.

It has been rated as one of the top 10 towns for families by Family Circle magazine.[5]

Geography[edit]

Cooper City is located at 26°02′41″N 80°17′22″W / 26.044631°N 80.289566°W / 26.044631; -80.289566.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.3 square miles (21.6 km2). 8.0 square miles (20.8 km2) of it is land and 0.31 square miles (0.8 km2) of it is water (3.63%).[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[2] 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,)[7] 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%.[8]

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,)[9] 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.)[10]

Education[edit]

  • Griffin Elementary School
  • Cooper City Elementary
  • Embassy Creek Elementary
  • Pioneer Middle School
  • Cooper City High School
  • Franklin Academy Cooper City

Embassy Creek Elementary School[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Cooper City Elementary School[edit]

Cooper City Elementary School has attained an "A" rating for 2010/2011.

Griffin Elementary[edit]

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 2010/2011.

Cooper City High[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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.

Sports[edit]

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.

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.

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