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Overview

Introduction to Cooper City, Florida

Cooper City, Florida, in Broward county, is 2 miles W of Davie, Florida (center to center) and 20 miles N of Miami, Florida. The city is considered part of the Fort Lauderdale metropolitan area.

Cooper City History

Cooper City was founded by Morris Cooper, a well-known businessman. The Seminole Indians were among the first settlers in Cooper City, and Fort Lauderdale was the first permanent settlement based along the New River. Cooper City is a municipal corporation created by the Special Act of the Florida Legislature on June 20, 1959. Mail arrived in the late 1800s, and local residents operated on the New River Ferry and the Florida East Coast Railway to Miami.

Cooper City and Nearby Attractions

  • Tree Tops Park.
  • Optimist Club of Cooper City.
  • Hollywood Beach.
  • Orangebrook Golf Country Club.
  • Art and Culture Center of Hollywood.
  • Anne Kolb Nature Center.

Things To Do In Cooper City

There are numerous parks and sports complexes in the city that offer great recreational activities. The parks have huge playgrounds ideal for children. The sports complexes have basketball, volleyball and tennis courts. The Forest Lake Park and the Ted Ferone Park are the perfect places to go on a picnic with family and friends. The community centers also arrange for summer and winter camps for schoolchildren.

Cooper City Transportation

The city is served by the Fort Lauderdale/ Hollywood International Airport.

Cooper City Higher Education

The closest college is Nova Southeastern University.

People

Total Population 33,382
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 10.5%
Employed Population 16+ 17,240
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 54.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43%
Median Earnings25+ $46,824
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,674
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,990

Wealth

Median Family Income $99,928
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 7.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 14.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,708
Median House Value $298,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.5%
Irish 9.9%

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

Cooper City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Davie, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 20 miles N of Miami, Florida
County Broward
Standard Zip Codes 33024, 33026, 33328, 33330
P.O. Box Zip Codes 33329
Phone Area Codes 954
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 26.056
Longitude -80.271

Cooper City 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 FORT LAUDERDALE
Distance 5.4 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 15.5 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
Station PERRINE 4 W
Distance 34.3 miles
Jan Temp 55 to 76 F
Apr Temp 63 to 83 F
Jul Temp 72 to 90 F
Oct Temp 68 to 85 F
Annual Precip 61.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Laud Lakes (33330)

Pembroke Lakes (33026)

Pembroke Pnes (33024, 33026)

Southwest Ranches (33330)

Westside Branch (33330)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Davie 97,372 $76,455
Lauderhill 69,979 $43,602
Miramar 131,384 $68,199
Pembroke Pines 162,243 $76,365
Plantation 89,904 $78,578
Sunrise 89,942 $58,759

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

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Cooper City High Schools

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COOPER CITY HIGH SCHOOL
9401 STIRLING ROAD
954-680-7200
Serves 2,461 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.2

LIGHTHOUSE CARE CENTER OF FLORIDA
5960 SW 106 STREET
954-434-8767
Serves 18 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

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