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Cooper City
—  City  —

Motto: Someplace special
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
 - Type Commission-Manager
 - Mayor Debby Eisinger, Mayor; John Sims, Dist. 1; Lisa Mallozzi, Dist 2; Neal deJesus, Dist. 3, James Curran, Dist 4
 - City Manager Bruce Loucks 
Area [1]
 - 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 [2] 9 ft (2 m)
Population (1 July 2006)[3]
 - City 30,062
 - Density 4,402.4/sq mi (1,699.8/km2)
 - Metro 5,463,857
  Census Bureau Estimate
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[4]
GNIS feature ID 0280777[5]

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 US Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 30,032 on 1 July 2006.[3] Cooper City is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[6]

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 is expected the addition of the 530-acre (2.1 km2) property will add upwards of 4,000 new residents through 2011.

It has also been rated as one of the top 10 towns for families by Family Circle.[7]



Cooper City is located at 26°02′41″N 80°17′22″W / 26.044631°N 80.289566°W / 26.044631; -80.289566.[8]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the 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[4] 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/mi² (1,698.8/km²). There were 9,289 housing units at an average density of 1,463.7/mi² (564.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.10% White (75.7% were Non-Hispanic White,)[9] 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%.[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]


Embassy Creek Elementary School

Embassy Creek Elementary School is an elementary school located in Cooper City that teaches grades K-5. The school was opened in 1993.

The current principal is Robert Becker. The school is a member of the Broward School District.

Cooper City Elementary School

Cooper City Elementary School has attained an "A" rating for 2007.

Pioneer Middle School

Pioneer Middle School is a middle school located in Cooper City, Florida that teaches grades 6-8. The school was opened in 1976 (200 years after 1776) and is thus named. The school colors are red, white, and blue, because of the bicentennial coinciding with the founding of the school. Their mascot is the eagle.

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.


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.

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.

Sister city


  1. ^ "Florida by Place. Population, Housing, Area, and Density: 2000". US Census Bureau. Retrieved 2007-07-22.  
  2. ^ "Cooper City, United States Page". Falling Rain Genomics. Retrieved 2007-09-22.  
  3. ^ a b "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. ^ "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.  
  7. ^ 10 Best Towns for Families
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  9. ^ "Demographics of Cooper City, FL". Retrieved 2007-11-15.  
  10. ^ "MLA Data Center results for Cooper City, FL". Modern Language Association. Retrieved 2007-09-22.  
  11. ^ "Ancestry Map of Cuban Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-25.  
  12. ^ "Ancestry Map of Colombian Communities". Retrieved 2007-10-25.  

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