Superior, Iowa

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Population in 2013: 130 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -8.5%
 
Males: 74  (57.6%)
Females: 56  (42.4%)
Median resident age:  48.4 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years

Zip code: 51363

Estimated median household income in 2013: $36,520 (it was $35,000 in 2000)
Superior:

$36,520
IA:

$52,229

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $31,017 (it was $25,486 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $70,239 (it was $40,000 in 2000)
Superior:

$70,239
IA:

$126,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $907.

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    • 12797.7%White alone
    • 21.5%Hispanic
    • 10.8%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Superior: 88.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Latest news from Superior, IA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: German (39.7%), Danish (10.7%), Norwegian (9.9%), English (9.2%), Scottish (5.3%), French (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 12/11/1895

Elevation: 1500 feet

Land area: 0.42 square miles.

Population density: 308 people per square mile   (very low).

Superior, Iowa map

For population 25 years and over in Superior:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Superior city:

  • Never married: 14.6%
  • Now married: 59.8%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

5 residents are foreign born (3.5% Latin America).

This city:

3.5%
Iowa:

3.1%



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Superior, Iowa as of August 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Superior to the number of sex offenders is 66 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $852 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $602 (1.1%)

Superior satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (89.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (134.7 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (385.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Estherville, IA (2.4 miles ), Spirit Lake, IA (2.8 miles ), Orleans, IA (2.9 miles ), Terril, IA (3.0 miles ), Okoboji, IA (3.2 miles ), Arnolds Park, IA (3.2 miles ), Wallingford, IA (3.3 miles ), West Okoboji, IA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $55,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 43.43 N, Longitude: 94.95 W

Area code: 712

Superior household income distribution Superior home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.9%
Iowa:

4.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+8.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (38%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Other services, except public administration (19%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Utilities (5%)
  • Construction (2%)
  • Wholesale trade (2%)
  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (11%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (36%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (5%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (2%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (26%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (4%)

Average climate in Superior, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Superior, Iowa average temperatures Superior, Iowa average precipitation Superior, Iowa humidity Superior, Iowa wind speed Superior, Iowa snowfall Superior, Iowa sunshine Superior, Iowa clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Superior-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 65% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/31/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.0 miles away from the Superior city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/21/1953, a category F3 tornado 19.4 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Superior-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 163.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 229.2 miles away from Superior center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 204.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 168.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 178.3 miles away from Superior center
On 2/6/1996 at 15:10:28, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 146.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Dickinson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Superior topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Superior:

  • AVERA HOLY FAMILY HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 6 miles away; ESTHERVILLE, IA)
  • EMMET COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; ESTHERVILLE, IA)
  • LAKES HOSPICE LLC (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • LAKES REGIONAL HEALTHCARE Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • HILLTOP CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)
  • WARNER DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; SPIRIT LAKE, IA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Superior:

  • Iowa Lakes Community College (about 6 miles; Estherville, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,311)
  • Buena Vista University (about 57 miles; Storm Lake, IA; FT enrollment: 2,522)
  • South Central College (about 69 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,726)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 69 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 13,940)
  • Iowa Central Community College (about 76 miles; Fort Dodge, IA; FT enrollment: 4,682)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 79 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,496)
  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 82 miles; Marshall, MN; FT enrollment: 3,711)

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Notable locations in Superior: Superior (A), Farmers Elevator Company Elevator (B), Superior Fire Department (C), Superior Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Dickinson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 70.0. This is about average.

City:

70.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.5
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.73. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.73
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.0%
(8.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Iowa:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.4%
Whole state:  64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.5%
Whole state:  6.7%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Superior compared to Iowa state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.5
Iowa average:

10.3

Superior travel time to work - commute Superior mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (85%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Superior city (based on Dickinson County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,14213
Catholic4,3402
Evangelical Protestant2,02910
Other71
None4,149-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Dickinson County:

2.40 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.23 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Dickinson County:

0.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

0.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Dickinson County:

6.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 39
Here:

23.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Dickinson County:

27.2%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.7%
State:

14.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$1,185
Streets and Highways 0$0 1$382
Sewerage 0$0 1$579
Water Supply 0$0 1$423
Totals for Government 0$0 5$2,569

Superior government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $15,000 ($115.38)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $28,000 ($215.38)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($130.77)
    Regular Highways: $12,000 ($92.31)
    Solid Waste Management: $7,000 ($53.85)
    General - Other: $7,000 ($53.85)
    Financial Administration: $6,000 ($46.15)
    Police Protection: $6,000 ($46.15)
    Fire Protection: $5,000 ($38.46)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($15.38)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($7.69)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($30.77)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $30,000 ($230.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($30.77)

Superior government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $9,000 ($69.23)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $6,000 ($46.15)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($46.15)
    General Revenue, NEC: $6,000 ($46.15)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $26,000 ($200.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $11,000 ($84.62)
    General Support: $2,000 ($15.38)
  • Tax - Property: $63,000 ($484.62)
    Total General Sales: $20,000 ($153.85)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($15.38)

Superior government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $86,000 ($661.54)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $83,000 ($638.46)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $3,000 ($23.08)

Superior government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $261,000 ($2007.69)

7.21% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($54,665 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.21%
Iowa average:

5.75%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Clay County, IA  0.89% ($41,563 average AGI)
from Emmet County, IA  0.57% ($25,780)
from O'Brien County, IA  0.29% ($42,762)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($41,814 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Iowa average:

5.94%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clay County, IA  0.80% ($41,544 average AGI)
to Emmet County, IA  0.36% ($30,615)
to Minnehaha County, SD  0.31% ($28,591)

Strongest AM radio stations in Superior:

  • KKOJ (1190 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINN.)
  • KILR (1070 AM; daytime; 0 kW; ESTHERVILLE, IA)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KLGA (1600 AM; 5 kW; ALGONA, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KICD (1240 AM; 1 kW; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KOIL (1020 AM; 50 kW; PLATTSMOUTH, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)
  • KFAB (1110 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • KWMT (540 AM; 5 kW; FORT DODGE, IA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKAR (1290 AM; 50 kW; OMAHA, NE; Owner: WAITT RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Superior:

  • KUQQ (102.1 FM; MILFORD, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • KILR-FM (95.9 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: JACOBSON BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KUOO (103.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: WMMP, LLC)
  • K221DO (92.1 FM; ESTHERVILLE, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • KRAQ (105.7 FM; JACKSON, MN; Owner: KLEVEN BROADCASTING CO. OF MINNESOTA)
  • KJIA (88.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: MINN-IOWA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING INC)
  • KDWD (100.1 FM; EMMETSBURG, IA; Owner: JIM DANDY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K249DL (97.7 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: LAKES AREA CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • KLLT (104.9 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KICD-FM (107.7 FM; SPENCER, IA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF IOWA, LLC)
  • KOJI (90.7 FM; OKOBOJI, IA; Owner: WESTERN IOWA TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • KFMC-FM (106.5 FM; FAIRMONT, MN; Owner: WOODWARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K210CG (89.9 FM; SPIRIT LAKE, IA; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)

TV broadcast stations around Superior:

  • K55FL (Channel 55; SPENCER, IA; Owner: WAITT BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K23FO (Channel 23; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K57GE (Channel 57; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K53EV (Channel 53; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K41EG (Channel 41; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERAL RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K45EH (Channel 45; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSOCIATION)
  • K51EN (Channel 51; JACKSON, MN; Owner: FEDERATED RURAL ELECTRIC ASSN.)
  • K59FN (Channel 59; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • K61GE (Channel 61; JACKSON, MN; Owner: BLUE EARTH - NICOLLET - FARIBAULT COOP. ELEC. ASSOC.)
  • KEYC-TV (Channel 12; MANKATO, MN; Owner: UNITED COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 1.6 Km East Of The Ciy Of (Lat: 43.432139 Lon: -94.974444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.4 m, Call Sign: KNKN374
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020, Certifier: Steven T Campbell
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • SUPERIOR, 603 Railroad Ave (Lat: 43.431917 Lon: -94.946667), Type: Bant, Structure height: 49 m, Overall height: 53 m, Call Sign: WNAH903
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.455 MHz, 161.175 MHz, 160.485 MHz, 160.575 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/01/2004, Expiration Date: 02/01/2015, Certifier: L J Kopiasz
    Registrant: Prokarma, 222 So 15th St Suite 505n, Omaha, NE 68102, Phone: (402) 541-8932, Fax: (888) 956-8345, Email:
  • Lat: 43.432139 Lon: -94.960889, Call Sign: WQIP980
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.750 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/10/2008, Expiration Date: 04/10/2018, Certifier: Al Meister
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications, 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • Superior Elevator, 603 Rr Ave. (Lat: 43.432222 Lon: -94.946667), Type: Silo, Structure height: 509.8 m, Call Sign: WPUC597
    Assigned Frequencies: 945.500 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/04/2002, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Paul Lierman
    Registrant: Minn-Iowa Christian Broadcasting, Inc., P.O. Box 72 12089 380th Ave., Blue Earth, MN 56013, Phone: (507) 526-3233, Fax: (507) 526-3235, Email:

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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