Cooper City, Florida

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Cooper City is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city is named for Morris Cooper, who founded the community in 1959. The US Census Bureau estimated the city's population at 30,032 on 1 July 2006.[2] Cooper City is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which is home to 5,463,857 people.[5]

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 is expected the addition of the 530-acre (2.1 km2) property will add upwards of 4,000 new residents through 2011.

It has also been rated as one of the top 10 towns for families by Family Circle.[6]



Cooper City is located at 26°02′41″N 80°17′22″W / 26.044631°N 80.289566°W / 26.044631; -80.289566.[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.7 square miles (17 km2). 6.35 square miles (16 km2) of it is land and .35 square miles (1 km2) of it is water (5.22%).


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 27,939 people, 9,123 households, and 7,827 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,402.4/mi² (1,698.8/km²). There were 9,289 housing units at an average density of 1,463.7/mi² (564.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.10% White (75.7% were Non-Hispanic White,)[8] 3.09% African American, 0.16% Native American, 4.09% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.65% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 15.57% of the population.

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