Coconut Creek, Florida

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Coconut Creek, Florida

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 5000 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:

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  • 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.

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High Points

Coconut Creek strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 16% Coconut Creek Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Coconut Creek, Florida

Comparing Coconut Creek to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 8
Age of the Population 10 7
Female Share of the Population 10 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Racial Diversity 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 7
Male Share of the Population 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 5 6
Average Household Size 1 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 9
People Above Poverty 7 8
College Educated Adults 6 8
Median Family Income 6 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 7 6
Short Commute Times 4 4
Public Transportation Use 3 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
People Living Alone 9 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 7
Affordability of Rents 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 8 8
Low Violent Crime 6 8

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Coconut Creek Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 43,566 100%
Male 20,238 46.5%
Female 23,328 53.5%
Under 18 7,839 18%
18+ 35,727 82%
65+ 11,556 26.5%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 2.73
White 37,588 86.3%
African-American 2,685 6.2%
Asian 1,033 2.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 56 0.1%
Other 1,245 2.9%
Mixed Race 936 2.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5,076 11.7%

Estimated Coconut Creek Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 49,017
Growth 5,451
Growth % 12.5%

Coconut Creek Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.5%
Italian 13.9%
Irish 8%
German 7.4%
Russian 6.5%
US/American 6.4%
Polish 5.5%
English 5%
Jamaican 2.1%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Brazilian 1.5%
Scottish 1.1%
Hungarian 1.1%
French Canadian 1%
Austrian 0.9%
Dutch 0.8%
Swedish 0.8%
Canadian 0.7%
Greek 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Portuguese 0.6%
Haitian 0.6%
Romanian 0.5%
Ukrainian 0.5%
Lebanese 0.5%
British 0.5%
Eastern European 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Turkish 0.4%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Israeli 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Iranian 0.2%
Arab/Arabic 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Slovak 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Coconut Creek 43,566 $55,131
Lauderdale Lakes 31,705 $32,641
Margate 53,909 $48,254
North Lauderdale 32,264 $41,990
Parkland 13,835 $108,657
Pompano Beach 78,191 $44,195
Tamarac 55,588 $41,927
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Coconut Creek High Schools (2004)

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Serves 2,509 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.4

Serves 1,052 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

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Serves 295 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 3.5

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City, State Similarity   1 Person Houses 65+ College Grads Commute Minutes Family Income Kids 0-4 Non White Pop. Poverty Prop. Crime Seasonal Housing Viol. Crime
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1. Margate, Florida 88.6   30.8% 21.7% 17% 29 $48,254 6% 21.2% 53,909 8.4% 21.6 3.9% 3.4
2. Barnstable, Massachusetts 85.6   27.7% 20.1% 32.2% 24 $54,026 5.2% 8.1% 47,821 8.8% 27 19% 6
3. Sunrise, Florida 85.5   27.5% 17.7% 20% 30 $47,908 6.4% 30.5% 85,779 9.7% 38.5 1.9% 4.3
4. Fernandina Beach, Florida 82.9   30.6% 18% 32.4% 23 $54,806 4.9% 18.5% 10,549 10.2% 34.6 9.8% 1.9
5. Winter Park, Florida 82   37.6% 22.9% 50.1% 23 $73,697 4.9% 14.1% 24,090 7.8% 32.8 1.3% 3
6. Sonoma, California 81.5   38.4% 24.2% 38.8% 29 $65,600 4.9% 6.2% 9,128 3.7% 39.4 2.7% 5
7. Ventnor City, New Jersey 81   33.3% 19.8% 21.4% 23 $52,701 5.6% 22.9% 12,910 7% 23.9 23.3% 1.6
8. Ojai, California 77.9   30% 17.9% 31.6% 24 $52,917 4.9% 12% 7,862 10.7% 26.8 1.2% 1.4
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