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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population57,731
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+28,326
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher33.3%
Median Earnings25+$38,989
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,531
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,462

Wealth

Median Family Income$65,742
% Above Poverty Level90.9%
% Below Poverty Level9.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,393
Median House Value$150,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.7%
Italian11.1%
German10.1%
West Indian8.6%
Irish8.2%
Polish5%
Russian4.6%
English4.2%
Brazilian4.1%
Jamaican3.7%
Haitian3.6%
French Except Basque2.1%
Scottish1.3%
Arab0.9%
Romanian0.9%
Trinidad Tobago0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Portuguese0.6%
Hungarian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Greek0.4%
Guyanese0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
African0.3%
Bahamian0.3%
Turkish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
British0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Coconut Creek Almanac

CategoryValue
County Broward County
Standard Zip Codes33066, 33063, 33073
P.O. Box Zip Codes33097, 33093
Phone Area Codes754, 954
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude26.23
Approximate Longitude-80.13

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)

StationPOMPANO BEACH
Distance2.2 miles
Jan Temp58 to 77 F
Apr Temp66 to 83 F
Jul Temp75 to 92 F
Oct Temp71 to 87 F
Annual Precip57.2 inches
StationFORT LAUDERDALE
Distance10.6 miles
Jan Temp59 to 76 F
Apr Temp66 to 82 F
Jul Temp75 to 90 F
Oct Temp72 to 86 F
Annual Precip64.1 inches
StationHIALEAH
Distance29.6 miles
Jan Temp62 to 78 F
Apr Temp70 to 84 F
Jul Temp79 to 92 F
Oct Temp74 to 87 F
Annual Precip66 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lauderdale Lakes34,321$37,551
Margate56,245$54,201
North Lauderdale43,087$42,797
Parkland28,354$133,538
Pompano Beach106,004$49,664
Tamarac63,747$53,598

Coconut Creek Hospitals

The Renfrew Center Of Florida
7700 Renfrew Lane
(954) 698-9222

Coconut Creek Public Schools

Broward Virtual Instruction Program
1400 Nw 44th Ave
ZIP: 33066
(754) 321-6050
Primary
Total Enrollment 38
Broward Virtual Instruction Program (district Provided)
1400 Nw 44th Ave
ZIP: 33066
(754) 321-6050
Primary
Coconut Creek Elementary School
500 Nw 45th Ave
ZIP: 33066
(754) 322-5800
Primary
Total Enrollment 749
Coconut Creek High School
1400 Nw 44th Ave
ZIP: 33066
(754) 322-0350
High
Total Enrollment 1466
Lyons Creek Middle School
4333 Sol Press Blvd
ZIP: 33073
(754) 322-3700
Middle
Total Enrollment 1820
Monarch High School
5050 Wiles Rd
ZIP: 33073
(754) 322-1400
High
Total Enrollment 2406
Tradewinds Elementary School
5400 Johnson Rd
ZIP: 33073
(754) 322-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 1247
Winston Park Elementary School
4000 Winston Park Blvd
ZIP: 33073
(754) 322-9000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1177
Broward Virtual Franchise
1400 Nw 44th Ave
ZIP: 33301
(754) 321-6050
Other
Total Enrollment 267

Coconut Creek Private Schools

Randazzo School
2251 Nw 36th Ave
ZIP: 33066
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 83
North Broward Preparatory School
7600 Lyons Rd
ZIP: 33073
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1395
South Florida Academy Of Learning
4640 Nw 74th Pl
ZIP: 33073
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 45
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