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Cooper City, Florida
City hall
City hall
Official logo of Cooper City, Florida
Motto(s): 
Someplace Special
Map of Florida highlighting Cooper City.svg
Country  United States of America
State  Florida
County Logo of Broward County, Florida.svg Broward
Incorporated June 20, 1959
Government
 • Type Commission-Manager
Area
 • City 8.34 sq mi (21.60 km2)
 • Land 8.04 sq mi (20.82 km2)
 • Water 0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)  3.63%
Elevation
9 ft (2 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • City 34,401
 • Density 4,279.80/sq mi (1,652.42/km2)
 • Metro
6,166,488
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
33328-33330, 33026
Area code(s) 954, 754
FIPS code 12-14125
GNIS feature ID 0280777
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Sheriff's office

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 34,401 at the 2020 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.

Geography

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

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 550
1970 2,535 360.9%
1980 10,140 300.0%
1990 20,791 105.0%
2000 27,939 34.4%
2010 28,547 2.2%
2020 34,401 20.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Cooper City racial composition
(Hispanics excluded from racial categories)
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Race Number Percentage
White (NH) 17,364 50.48%
Black or African American (NH) 1,879 5.46%
Native American or Alaska Native (NH) 58 0.17%
Asian (NH) 2,579 7.5%
Pacific Islander (NH) 11 0.03%
Some Other Race (NH) 269 0.78%
Mixed/Multi-Racial (NH) 1,301 3.78%
Hispanic or Latino 10,940 31.8%
Total 34,401

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 34,401 people, 11,280 households, and 9,321 families residing in the city.

2010 census

Cooper City Demographics
2010 Census Cooper City Broward County Florida
Total population 28,547 1,748,066 18,801,310
Population, percent change, 2000 to 2010 +2.2% +7.7% +17.6%
Population density 3,551.1/sq mi 1,444.9/sq mi 350.6/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-American 4.9% 26.7% 16.0%
Hispanic or Latino (of any race) 22.8% 25.1% 22.5%
Asian 5.5% 3.2% 2.4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3% 0.4%
Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian 0.0% 0.1% 0.1%
Two or more races (Multiracial) 2.4% 2.9% 2.5%
Some Other Race 1.8% 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 spouse 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.

Sister city



Sports

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Cooper City Sports Park

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 three other parks in Cooper City, Bill Lips Park, Cooper City Sports Complex, and Flamingo West 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.

Education

Public schools

Broward County Public Schools operates public schools.

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.
  • Elementary schools in other municipalities serving sections of Cooper City: Hawkes Bluff in Southwest Ranches.
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.
  • Some of the western part of the city is instead zoned to Silver Trail Middle School in Pembroke Pines.
High school
  • Cooper City High School has attained an "A" rating for 2020/2021. It is currently ranked among 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.
    • Some areas are jointly zoned to Cooper City High and West Broward High School.

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-K–8th grade. On October 10, 2010 the school changed its name to Potential Christian Academy from Flamingo Road Christian Academy.
  • 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–12th grade.
  • First Baptist Academy is a ministry of First Baptist Church of Southwest Broward and is located in Cooper City. It was started in 2010 and serves grades K4–12th. First Baptist Academy is accredited through Faccs.
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