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Coral Springs

City of Coral Springs

  •   State: 
    Florida
      County: 
    Broward County
      City: 
    Coral Springs
      County FIPS: 
    12011
      Coordinates: 
    26°16′14″N 80°15′33″W
      Area total: 
    23.99 sq mi (62.13 km²)
      Area land: 
    22.86 sq mi (59.22 km²)
      Area water: 
    1.12 sq mi (2.91 km²)
      Elevation: 
    13 ft (3 m)
      Established: 
    1963; Incorporated July 10, 1963
  •   Latitude: 
    26,2871
      Longitude: 
    -80,2503
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    33065
    33067
    33071
    33073
    33075
    33076
    33077
      GMAP: 

    Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida, United States

  •   Population: 
    134,394
      Population density: 
    5,877.97 residents per square mile of area (2,269.45/km²)
      Household income: 
    $70,939
      Households: 
    41,200
      Unemployment rate: 
    8.80%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    6.00%

Coral Springs, officially the City of Coral Springs, is a city in Broward County, Florida, United States. The city is located approximately 20 miles (32 km) northwest of Fort Lauderdale. As of the 2020 U.S. Census, the city had a population of 134,394. It is a principal city of the Miami metropolitan area, which was home to an estimated 6,012,331 people at the 2015 census. Despite the name, there are no natural springs in the city; Florida's springs are found in the central and northern portions of the state. Coral Springs has notably strict building codes, which are designed to maintain the city's distinctive aesthetic appeal. The tallest building in Coral Springs is a 12-story condominium (Country Club Tower), with five buildings near 10 stories. The biggest shopping mall in theCity is Coral Square, which opened in October 1984 with 945,000 square feet (87,800 m2) of retail space and more than 120 stores. Buildings include the University Place at City Center, the Executive Tower, Briarwood Towers, and the Coral Springs Financial Plaza. It opened in 1974 as the Bank of Coral. Building, which had 10 floors and 123,469 sq ft of office space; it was demolished in 2021. It was the first major office building in the City, opened in 1985 as the Preferred Tower, which has 10,900 sq ft and 203,000 sq ft in office space. The City is bordered by the cities of Parkland to the north, Coconut Creek to the east, Margate and North Lauderdale to the southeast and Tamarac to the south.

History

Coral Springs is the primary city name, but also Margate, Pompano Beach are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is City of Coral Springs. The City of Coral Springs was chartered on July 10, 1963. The city added 19 public schools, a regional mall, shopping centers and parks between 1970 and 2000 in response to rapid population growth. The biggest shopping mall in the city is Coral Square, which opened in October 1984 with 945,000 square feet (87,800 m2) of retail space and more than 120 stores. The Sawgrass Expressway in 1986 brought even more growth. A museum and a theater opened in the 1990s. Coral Springs reached residential build-out in 2003 and is very close to a commercial build- out. The first sale of 536 building lots netted $1.6 million on July 22, 1964, and a landmark covered bridge was built that same year to promote the town. In 1965, Coral Ridge Properties bought an additional 6,000 acres (24 km²) from the Lyons family, increasing the city's land area to 16 square miles (41 km²). The first city government elections were held in 1967. The last city government election was held on July 25, 2000. The current mayor and city council were inaugurated on July 26, 2010. The mayor and the city council have been re-elected to a four-year term starting on January 1, 2013. The next mayor and mayor of the city are scheduled to be elected on January 25, 2015. The new mayor and council will be chosen on January 26, 2016, and the new mayor will be a Democrat.

Geography

Coral Springs is a sprawling city, with few tall or prominent structures. The tallest building in the city is a 12-story condominium (Country Club Tower), with five more buildings topping out at or near 10 stories. The city's downtown at the intersection of Sample Road and University Drive is the focus of an extensive redevelopment plan, estimated to cost close to US$700 million. Coral Springs experiences a tropical rainforest climate (Köppen climate classification: Af). Average monthly rainfall is higher from April to September, with January and February as the driest months. The hurricane season is from June to November, with September as the month during which hurricanes are most likely to occur. The most powerful hurricane to strike Coral Springs since its incorporation was Wilma in 2005; the eye of the hurricane passed directly over the city. A study put Coral Springs in fourth place for US's most vulnerable to coastal flooding, with 115,000 residents living within coastal floodplain. The current downtown project in development, "Cornerstone Downtown Coral Springs", will feature two residential towers, a hotel, and a shopping, office and entertainment complex. The project began construction in 2022, following the demolition of the Coral Springs Financial Plaza at the end of 2021. The City of Coral Springs' Parks and Recreation Department operates over 50 municipal parks, including a water park and a skate park, encompassing over 675 acres (2.7 km²) Coral Springs is bordered by the cities of Parkland to the north, Coconut Creek to the east, Margate and North Lauderdale to the southeast and Tamarac to the south.

Demographics

As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 134,394 people, 41,240 households, and 31,944 families residing in the city. Coral Springs enjoys a low crime rate, and was listed as 24th on the list of Florida's Safest Cities of 2020, by the independent review site SafeWise. As of 2000, those who spoke only English at home accounted for 74.6% of residents. The city's age distribution was as follows: 38,335 residents under the age of 18, 14,560 (10.5%) from 18 to 24, 35,927 (26.0%) from 25 to 44, 39,821 (28.8%) from 45 to 64, and 9,358 (6.8) who were 65 years of age or older. In 2000, the median income for a household in theCity was US$69,808, and the median Income for a family was $76,106. About 5.8% of families and 7.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.1% of those under age 18 and 2.1%) of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 3.11 and the average family size was3.45. The median age was 35.7 years. For every 100 females,there were 93.5 males. For each 100 females aged 18 and over, there are 85.7 males. The per capita income for the city was $29,285.

Economy

Of residents aged 16 years and over, 72.6% were in the labor force, 95% were employed and 5% unemployed. 39.5% of the population worked in management, professional, and related occupations. 85.2% of workers worked in the private sector. The predominant method of commuting was driving alone in own car. The city's property tax rate of 5.87 mils (0.587% of assessed value per year) was the second lowest of large cities in Broward County. Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor's gave the city's General Obligation bonds a bond credit rating of AAA, while Moody's rates the bonds AA1 after a downgrade in 2014. ABB Asea Brown Boveri and Royal Plastics Group have subsidiaries headquartered in the city. Fiserv and Alliance Entertainment are the largest companies that have offices in the Corporate Park of Coral Springs. The majority of city residents live in Coral Springs, Florida, a suburb of Miami-Dade County, Florida. Coral Springs is located on Florida's Eastern Seaboard, which is home to the Florida Keys, the Florida Turnpike, and the Florida Panhandle. It is also home to Fort Lauderdale, the state's largest city, and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, the nation's second-largest city, which has a population of 2.2 million. The average household income is $75,000, the lowest in the state. The median household income for Coral Springs was $62,000.

Arts and culture

Coral Springs has two designated Florida Heritage sites. The Coral Springs Covered Bridge was the first structure built in the city, in 1964. Coral Springs Museum of Art has a small number of exhibits and focuses on art classes and programs for the local community. The band New Found Glory hails from Coral Springs and was formed in the town. The city is home to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, a 1,471 seat theater. The "Our Town" Festival has been continuously held since 1979, first sponsored by the Coral Spring Chamber of Commerce, and promoted by a non-profit organization since 1997. Several other festivals are held throughout the year, such as "Fiesta Coral Springs", a Hispanic culture celebration, and the Festival of the Arts. The Guinness World Record for "Largest Hamburger and Milkshake" was broken at Coral Springs' 25th Anniversary Party on July 10, 1988. The hamburger measured 26 feet (8 m) in diameter and weighed 5063 pounds. It stood for just over a year. The City of Coral Springs has a public library, affiliated with the county-wide Broward County Library system. The Northwest Regional Library is affiliated to the county's Broward county Library system, and has a branch in Coral Springs as well as a satellite branch in Delray Beach, Florida. It is the only covered bridge in Florida in the public right-of-way. The American Snuff Company provided two historical designs for the bridge sides, to make the structure appear aged.

Parks and recreation

Coral Springs is the current training home of the Florida Panthers NHL team. Coral Springs Youth Soccer has more than 3,000 players, playing for 284 teams in 20 separate leagues. The Honda Classic golf tournament was played at the TPC at Eagle Trace from 1984 to 1991 and 1996. The short-lived professional soccer team Coral Springs Kicks (USISL) was based in the city. North Springs Little League, located in north Coral Springs, won the U.S. southeast regional senior league championship. The NHL's Florida Panthers conduct much of their training at the Saveology Iceplex, part of the Sportsplex. The International Tennis Championshipsan ATP International Series men's tennis tournament was held at the sportsplex from 1993 to 1998. The regional Sportsplex has a jogging path, an aquatic center, tennis courts, ice rinks and a dog park. The city is home to the Coral Springs YMCA, which has a youth soccer program for boys and girls. The Coral Springs High School has a junior high and high school football program for girls and boys, as well as a cheerleading program. The town has a senior high school, where the football team won the state championship in 2008. The high school has a baseball team, which won the national championship in 2010. The sports complex has a swimming pool, a basketball court, a baseball field, and a football field. It is also home to a golf course, which was the site of the Honda Classic in 1984 and 1991.

Government

Coral Springs' commission is composed of five elected commissioners. The mayor and vice-mayor serve a two-year term; the commissioners serve four-year terms. The offices are non-partisan; no candidate is allowed to declare a party affiliation. While the mayor serves as a presiding officer of the commission, the city manager is the administrative head of the municipal government, and is responsible for the administration of all departments. The city commission holds its regular meetings biweekly. The Mayor is Scott J. Brook and the Vice Mayor is Joy Carter. The other commissioners are Shawn Cerra, Joshua Simmons and Larry Vignola. The City Manager is Mike Goodrum. The role of the Commission is to pass ordinances and resolutions, adopt regulations, and appoint city officials, including theCity Manager. The Commission is composed of five elected Commissioners, one of whom is the mayor of the city and another of which is the vice-Mayor. The commissioners are elected for four year terms, with a maximum term of four years. The commission is made up of a mayor, a vice- mayor, and a city manager, with the mayor serving as the presiding officer. The commissioner is elected for a four year term, and the vice mayor serves for two years. It is the first city in Florida to use the commission-manager form of municipal government. It has been in use since the early 1990s, when it was approved by the state legislature. It was the first Florida city to use this form of government.

Education

Coral Springs had approximately 29,900 students in 2006. Public primary and secondary education is handled by the Broward County Public Schools District (BCPS) Ramblewood Elementary School received a Florida Sterling Award for its efforts in2006. Higher education is offered by Barry University, Nova Southeastern University and Broward College through a partnership with Coral Springs Charter School. In 2008 the Florida Department of Education awarded all public schools in the city, with the exception of Coral Springs High School, "A" grades based on their performance on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. North Broward Preparatory School maintains a satellite campus in Coral Springs that is currently not in use. Both Coral Springs Middle School and Forest Glen Middle School were recognized as a "five star" school as of 2017. About 25 schools inBroward County receive this honor. The Coral Springs campus has boarding facilities, a playground, and a gymnasium. The school's main campus is in Coconut Creek. In 2009, all public elementary, middle, and charter schools inThe city received "A's," except for Broward Community Charter School West, which received a "B" in 2009. In 2010 the school received its first "A," and in 2011 it received its second "A." The school is located in the Coral Springs suburb of Coconut Creek, which has a population of about 8,000. The city is located on Florida Highway 1, which runs through Coral Springs. It is a short distance from the Florida Turnpike, which passes through the city.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida = 78.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 50. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 20. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Coral Springs = 6.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 134,394 individuals with a median age of 35.7 age the population grows by 6.90% in Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 5,877.97 residents per square mile of area (2,269.45/km²). There are average 3.04 people per household in the 41,200 households with an average household income of $70,939 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.80% of the available work force and has dropped -4.68% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 21.84%. The number of physicians in Coral Springs per 100,000 population = 232.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Coral Springs = 70.4 inches and the annual snowfall = 0 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 120. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 244. 91 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 57.7 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 28, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida which are owned by the occupant = 62.35%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 21 years with median home cost = $214,730 and home appreciation of -20.20%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $14.38 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $4,702 per student. There are 16.9 students for each teacher in the school, 566 students for each Librarian and 456 students for each Counselor. 9.55% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 22.84% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 11.99% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Coral Springs's population in Broward County, Florida of 1,390 residents in 1900 has increased 96,69-fold to 134,394 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.22% female residents and 48.78% male residents live in Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida.

    As of 2020 in Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida are married and the remaining 39.01% are single population.

  • 30.6 minutes is the average time that residents in Coral Springs require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.21% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 10.96% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.91% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.99% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida, 62.35% are owner-occupied homes, another 32.54% are rented apartments, and the remaining 5.11% are vacant.

  • The 44.35% of the population in Coral Springs, Broward County, Florida who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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