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Overview

Introduction to Coconut Creek, Florida

Coconut Creek, Florida, in Broward county, is 1 miles E of Margate, Florida (center to center) and 33 miles N of Miami, Florida. The picturesque well-planned city features a vast number of trees, beautiful parks, waterways and landscaped communities. The environment includes wooded areas and wetlands. It's known as the "Butterfly Capital of the World" and features one of the largest butterfly aviaries on the globe. Coconut Creek is recognized as an environmentally friendly community.

The city is named after the vast number of coconut trees planted by developers. Coconut Creek is included in the South Florida Metropolitan area. The City Commission's Main Street Design Standards document requires the development of the downtown area to create a mix use community and include a substantial amount of recreational open space. Compact development, green building techniques and alternative transportation options are required. The city was incorporated in 1967.

Coconut Creek History

In the early days, the region was primarily farmland and wilderness. A large number of migrant field workers were employed to grow crops. Tomatoes, strawberries, beans and peppers were some of the primary crops. In 1956 real estate developer R.E. Bateman purchased acreage that became a major part of Coconut Creek. The area was filled with trees, especially native pines. In 1967 Coconut Creek became a city.

Coconut Creek Attractions

Butterfly World is a prominent Florida tourist attraction and features a butterfly aviary which is regarded as one of the largest in the world. It's home to approximately 5,000 live butterflies. It also includes a bug zoo and the Jewels of the Sky Aviary which features hummingbirds and other bird species. Visitors enjoy the venue's waterfalls and attractive gardens. There are other noteworthy attractions in the city including:

  • Seminole Casino Coconut Creek.
  • Butterfly Parade.
  • Sabal Pines Park.
  • Tradeswinds Park.
  • Butterfly Festival.

Coconut Creek Activities

The residents enjoy outdoor activities at the city's large number of parks. The local community center is available for a variety of endeavors and sports. Residents often travel to the nearby coastline including the popular beaches at Fort Lauderdale.

The region features quality golf courses including Eagle Lakes Golf Course, Palm Aire Country Club, Pompano Beach Golf Course and the Deer Creek Golf Club. The popular Everglades National Park, Big Cypress National Preserve and Biscayne National Park are located in the region.

Coconut Creek Transportation

Air travel services are available from the nearby Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport.

People

Total Population 56,816
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 18%
Employed Population 16+ 27,543
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.9%
Median Earnings25+ $38,076
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree $28,301

Wealth

Median Family Income $64,031
% Above Poverty Level 91.2%
% Below Poverty Level 8.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,337
Median House Value $145,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 39.2%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 8.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Coconut Creek Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles E of Margate, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Broward
Standard Zip Codes 33063, 33066, 33073
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33097
Phone Area Codes 954
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.251
Longitude -80.179

Coconut Creek Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station POMPANO BEACH
Distance 2.2 miles
Jan Temp 58 to 77 F
Apr Temp 66 to 83 F
Jul Temp 75 to 92 F
Oct Temp 71 to 87 F
Annual Precip 57.2 inches
Station FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 10.6 miles
Jan Temp 59 to 76 F
Apr Temp 66 to 82 F
Jul Temp 75 to 90 F
Oct Temp 72 to 86 F
Annual Precip 64.1 inches
Station HIALEAH
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 62 to 78 F
Apr Temp 70 to 84 F
Jul Temp 79 to 92 F
Oct Temp 74 to 87 F
Annual Precip 66 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Coconut Creek, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

CoconutCreek (33093)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Lauderdale Lakes 34,103 $37,022
Margate 55,678 $54,249
North Lauderdale 42,853 $42,775
Parkland 27,114 $135,403
Pompano Beach 104,741 $46,495
Tamarac 63,227 $51,526

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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COCONUT CREEK HIGH SCHOOL
1400 NW 44TH AVENUE
754-322-0350
Serves 2,509 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

MONARCH HIGH SCHOOL
5050 WILES ROAD
754-322-1400
Serves 1,052 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

ATLANTIC TECHNICAL CENTER
4700 COCONUT CREEK PKWY
754-321-5100
A Vocational School
Serves 295 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.5

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