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Cooper City, Florida
|Country||United States of America|
|Incorporated||June 20, 1959|
|• 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)|
|• Density||4,279.80/sq mi (1,652.42/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||954, 754|
|GNIS feature ID||0280777|
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.
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%).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (NH)||1,879||5.46%|
|Native American or Alaska Native (NH)||58||0.17%|
|Pacific Islander (NH)||11||0.03%|
|Some Other Race (NH)||269||0.78%|
|Hispanic or Latino||10,940||31.8%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 34,401 people, 11,280 households, and 9,321 families residing in the city.
|Cooper City Demographics|
|2010 Census||Cooper City||Broward County||Florida|
|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%|
|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.
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.
- Nick Lucena, Olympian
- Eric Hosmer, current first baseman for the San Diego Padres and former first baseman for the Kansas City Royals.
- Skai Moore, American football linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts
- Rick Shaw, radio disc jockey (WQAM )
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.
- 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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