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 city’s population was 28,547 at the 2010 census. Cooper City is part of the South Florida metropolitan area, which was home to 5,564,635 people at the 2010 census.
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 was expected the addition of the 530-acre (2.1 km2) property would add upwards of 4,000 new residents through 2011.The City of Cooper City is a municipal corporation created by Special Act of the Florida Legislature on June 20, 1959.
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.
With an estimated population of 30,074, the average age of all residents is 32.5 years. 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.”