Cooper City has earned the reputation of being called "Someplace Special." While the City enjoys remembering its past, it understands the need to focus on the future. Cooper City is a vibrant community and is proud to boast about its strong sense of community, excellent park and recreational facilities and exceptional schools.
Located approximately fifteen miles southwest of Fort Lauderdale, this 8.5 square mile bedroom community has the fourth highest median household income in Broward County. The population of Cooper City in 1959 was 85 residents. The 2000 U.S. Census counted 27,939 residents of Cooper City, 19,184 of which are over the age of 18. The estimated population for 2008 is 30,074, the average age of all residents is 32.5 years. In 1959, Cooper City's homes sold for $11,900 - $15,900. With the recession of 1962, those same homes sold for an average of $10,000. Today, Cooper City's homes average approximately $300,000 in value.
With three elementary schools, one middle school and one high school, as well as several private and religious-affiliated schools, and an abundance of parks, recreational facilities and programs for all ages, Cooper City has long been known as an excellent place to "grow families."