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City of Coconut Creek, Florida
—  City  —
Nickname(s): Butterfly Capital of the World
Location in Broward County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 26°16′30″N 80°11′5″W / 26.275°N 80.18472°W / 26.275; -80.18472
Country  United States
State  Florida
County Broward
Incorporated (city) 20 February 1967
 - Type Commission-Manager
 - Mayor Lisa Aronson
 - City Manager David J. Rivera
Area [1]
 - City 11.78 sq mi (30.5 km2)
 - Land 11.55 sq mi (29.9 km2)
 - Water 0.24 sq mi (0.6 km2)  2.04%
Elevation [2] 13 ft (2 m)
Population (1 July 2006)[3]
 - City 49,890
 Density 3,773.2/sq mi (1,456.8/km2)
 Metro 5,463,857
  Census Bureau Estimate
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 33063, 33066, 33073, 33093, 33097
Area code(s) 954, 786
FIPS code 12-13275[4]
GNIS feature ID 0300334[5]

Coconut Creek is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The City of Coconut Creek is located in Broward County, South Florida, nestled between Miami-Dade and Palm Beach Counties. Coconut Creek is widely recognized as a well-planned community with a unique environmental consciousness touting an abundance of trees, waterways, attractive landscaped roads, beautiful parks, and butterfly gardens throughout the neighborhoods. This is due to the City’s progressive planning approach to creating a unique life-style for residents and businesses. Coconut Creek is the first in the State of Florida and eleventh in the country to be certified as a Community Wildlife Habitat.[citation needed]

As the Butterfly Capital of the World, Coconut Creek is home to the world's largest butterfly aviary, Butterfly World; with over 80 species and 5,000 individual butterflies.

The City is 12 square miles (31 km2) with approximately 50,000 residents and 1,400 businesses. Housing is primarily single-family homes, condominiums, and townhouses within professionally landscaped communities The city took its name from the coconut trees that were planted in the area by early developers. R.E. Bateman, one of the developers, named Coconut Creek after combining the names of Miami-Dade County's village of Indian Creek, and the Miami neighborhood of Coconut Grove. According to the U.S Census estimates of 1 July 2006, the city had a population of 49,890.[6] Coconut Creek is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people. [7]



Coconut Creek is located at 26°16′30″N 80°11′5″W / 26.275°N 80.18472°W / 26.275; -80.18472 (26.275010, -80.184719).[8] The city is in northern Broward County. It is bounded by the following municipalities:

On its north:
Unincorporated Palm Beach County
On its west:
Coral Springs
  On its east:
Deerfield Beach
On its east and southeast:
Pompano Beach

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 11.78 square miles (31 km2). 11.55 square miles (30 km2) of it is land and 0.24 square miles (1 km2) is water (2.04%).


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 43,566 people, 20,093 households, and 12,035 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,773.2/mi² (1,456.4/km²). There were 22,182 housing units at an average density of 1,921.2/mi² (741.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.28% White (77.8% were Non-Hispanic Whites,)[9] 6.16% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.37% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 2.86% from other races, and 2.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.65% of the population.

There were 20,093 households out of which 22.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.4% were married couples living together, 7.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.1% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.73.

In the city the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 26.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 86.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $43,980, and the median income for a family was $55,131. Males had a median income of $40,965 versus $31,188 for females. The per capita income for the city was $25,590. About 5.1% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.5% of those under age 18 and 5.3% of those age 65 or over.

As of 2000, speakers of English as a first language accounted for 79.23% of residents, and Spanish made up of 11.18%. Other languages spoken as a mother tongue were Portuguese 1.79%, Italian 1.40%, Yiddish 1.37%, and French at 1.17% of the population.[10]

As of 2000, Coconut Creek was the twenty-fourth most Brazilian-populated area in the US (tied with Belle Isle, Big Pine Key, and several other areas in the Northeast) at 1.2% of the population.[11]


Coconut Creek is served by 7 public schools operated by Broward County Public Schools.

Elementary Schools

  • Coconut Creek Elementary
  • Tradewinds Elementary
  • Winston Park Elementary

Middle School

  • Lyons Creek Middle School

High Schools

Points of interest

  • Butterfly World
  • Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
  • Tradewinds Park
  • Sabal Pines Park
  • Coconut Creek Community Center
  • Coconut Creek Recreation Complex
  • The Promenade at Coconut Creek
  • American Top Team

Notable Residents

Jana Bieger, gymnast

Thiago Alves, UFC Fighter

Wilson Gouveia, UFC Fighter

Paula DaSilva, runner up of Hell's Kitchen

Mark Lippman, Owner of Lippman Law Offices, P.A. focused on Real Estate and Criminal Law. Published "Jury Selection in a Criminal Case."


  1. ^ "Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Coconut Creek, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  3. ^ "Annual Estimates of the population for the Incorporated Places of Florida" (XLS). US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-09-25. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Population of Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2006" (XLS). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Demographics of Coconut Creek, FL". Retrieved 2007-10-22. 
  10. ^ "MLA Data Center result for Coconut Creek, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-09-22. 
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Brazilian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-22. 

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