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Superior, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The City of Superior had a population of 27,340 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Superior is located at latitude 46.7208 and longitude -92.1041 in Douglas County. The formal boundaries for the City of Superior encompass a land area of 36.96 sq. miles and a water area of 18.69 sq. miles. Douglas County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 643 feet.

The City of Superior (GNIS ID: 1584257) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Superior: Gete-oodenaang.

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Superior, WI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Superior, WI Housing Affordability Index is 150
State of Wisconsin Housing Affordability Index is 127
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Superior, WI Wealth Index is 57
State of Wisconsin Wealth Index is 88
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 27,340 (100%)
Population in Households 26,162 (95.7%)
Population in Families 18,428 (67.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 1,178 ( 4.3%)
Population Density 746
Diversity Index2 22
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $46,352
Average Household Income $62,512
Per Capita Income $26,648
Wealth Index4 57

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,479 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,497 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,138 (41.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 844 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $128,970
Housing Affordability Index3 150
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 11,635
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 6,440
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.04% 0.14%
Households -0.03% 0.1%
Families -0.18% -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Superior, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Superior to the other 778 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 28 97th
Population Density # 342 56th
Diversity Index # 212 73rd
Median Household Income # 624 20th
Per Capita Income # 508 35th

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