Superior, Wisconsin

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Population in 2013: 26,869 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 
Males: 13,102  (48.8%)
Females: 13,767  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  36.5 years
Wisconsin median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 54880.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,384 (it was $31,921 in 2000)
Superior:

$39,384
WI:

$51,467

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $24,261 (it was $17,253 in 2000)

Superior city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $111,788 (it was $63,900 in 2000)
Superior:

$111,788
WI:

$163,000

Median gross rent in 2013: $673.

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  • Races in Superior, WI (2013)

    Superior races chart
    • 24,85391.3%White alone
    • 7262.7%Two or more races
    • 4551.7%Black alone
    • 4231.6%American Indian alone
    • 3971.5%Asian alone
    • 2941.1%Hispanic

Races in Superior detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Superior: 98.7 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (19.6%), Norwegian (10.7%), Swedish (10.0%), Irish (9.2%), Polish (5.8%), English (4.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1858

Elevation: 642 feet

Land area: 36.9 square miles.

Population density: 727 people per square mile   (low).

Superior,WI real estate house value index trend

Superior, Wisconsin map

For population 25 years and over in Superior:

  • High school or higher: 93.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Superior city:

  • Never married: 39.4%
  • Now married: 38.8%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 14.4%

498 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.8%
Wisconsin:

4.8%



According to our research of Wisconsin and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Superior, Wisconsin as of August 28, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Superior to the number of sex offenders is 573 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,143 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,304 (2.2%)

Superior satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (5.3 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (131.0 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (401.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Duluth, MN (2.3 miles ), Oliver, WI (2.5 miles ), Parkland, WI (2.6 miles ), Proctor, MN (2.7 miles ), Hermantown, MN (3.0 miles ), Arnold, MN (3.3 miles ), Lakeside, WI (3.5 miles ), Esko, MN (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $65,800
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $105,400
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $38,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $175,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 46.71 N, Longitude: 92.09 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,617 (+6.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,172 (54.7%)

Area code: 715

Superior household income distribution Superior home values distribution

Crime rates in Superior by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0020010002011
per 100,000 0.00.07.30.00.03.70.00.00.07.50.03.73.7
Rapes 1416111216715127147922
per 100,000 50.857.640.243.859.126.055.845.226.852.425.633.082.3
Robberies 11151213122219281918272222
per 100,000 39.954.043.847.544.381.970.6105.572.867.498.780.682.3
Assaults 39414937364130424640205147
per 100,000 141.5147.7179.0135.1132.9152.5111.5158.3176.3149.773.1186.9175.8
Burglaries 246274280257299237209197201297274221279
per 100,000 892.5986.91,023.1938.31,104.1881.8777.1742.6770.21,111.31,001.4810.11,043.5
Thefts 1,2601,3801,1291,2081,1771,1251,1741,2171,1471,3011,0951,0161,243
per 100,000 4,571.34,970.54,125.34,410.54,346.44,185.74,365.04,587.34,395.04,867.94,001.83,724.24,649.0
Auto thefts 1037768888976697648705072100
per 100,000 373.7277.3248.5321.3328.7282.8256.5286.5183.9261.9182.7263.9374.0
Arson 1817N/A116412117817215
per 100,000 65.361.2N/A40.222.214.944.641.526.829.962.177.018.7
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 340.9365.6337.2329.4349.0320.8323.2342.6309.2383.4296.2308.3404.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Superior detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 61 (56 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.09
Wisconsin average:

2.19

Superior tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.7%
Wisconsin:

6.0%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +54 (+0.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Work and jobs in Superior: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Superior, Wisconsin

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Superior-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Wisconsin state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.3 miles away from the Superior city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 8/6/1969, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.9 miles away from the city center killed 2 people and injured 3 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Superior-area historical earthquake activity is below Wisconsin state average. It is 95% 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 202.5 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 213.7 miles away from Superior center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 237.2 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 394.7 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.4 miles away from Superior center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 395.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Douglas County (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Superior topographic map

Birthplace of: Bud Grant - Football coach, Richard Bong - Air Force Medal of Honor recipient, David L. Bazelon - Judge, Irvine Lenroot - Politician, Jeffrey Williams (astronaut) - Astronaut, Kris Benson - 2005 Major League Baseball player (New York Mets, born: Nov 7, 1974), Lewis B. Schwellenbach - Secretary of Labor, Marian Nixon - Actress, Morrie Arnovich - Baseball player, Oliver E. Williamson - Economist.

Hospitals in Superior:

  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL OF SUPERIOR NO 63 (3500 TOWER AVE)
  • ST MARYS HSPTL SUPERIOR (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 3500 TOWER AVE)

Dialysis Facilities in Superior:

  • FMC DIALYSIS - SUPERIOR (3500 TOWER AVENUE)

Home Health Centers in Superior:

  • THE DOVE INC (1416 CUMMING AVE STE 2B)

Nursing Homes in Superior:

  • CHAFFEY NURSING HOME INC (1419 HILL AVE)
  • COLONIAL HEALTH CARE SERVICES INC (3120 N 21ST STREET)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER-SUPERIOR (1612 N 37TH ST)
  • SOUTHDALE HLTH CARE SRVCS (3712 TOWER AVE)
  • ST FRANCIS HOME SOUTH 3065 (1500 N 34TH ST)
  • ST FRANCIS IN THE PARK HLTH REHAB (1800 NEW YORK AVE)
  • VILLA MARINA HEALTH AND REHAB CTR (35 N 28TH ST)

Airports located in Superior:

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Amtrak station near Superior:

  • 5 miles: DULUTH (2122 W. SUPERIOR ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service.

College/University in Superior:

  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (Full-time enrollment: 2,302; Location: Belknap & Catlin; Public; Website: www.uwsuper.edu; Offers Master's degree)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Superior:

  • Lake Superior College (about 7 miles; Duluth, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,768)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 8 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 8 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (about 67 miles; Shell Lake, WI; FT enrollment: 2,414)
  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 105 miles; Brainerd, MN; FT enrollment: 3,371)
  • Anoka-Ramsey Community College (about 123 miles; Coon Rapids, MN; FT enrollment: 5,918)
  • Century College (about 123 miles; White Bear Lake, MN; FT enrollment: 7,393)

Public high school in Superior:

  • Superior Hi (Students: 1418; Location: 2600 Catlin Ave; Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Superior:

  • MARANATHA ACADEMY (Students: 88; Location: 4916 S STATE ROAD 35; Grades: KG - 12)
  • TWIN PORTS BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 25; Location: 208 52ND AVE E; Grades: KG - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Superior:

Private elementary/middle school in Superior:

  • CATHEDRAL SCHOOL (Students: 270; Location: 1419 BAXTER AVE; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Superior

Library in Superior:

  • SUPERIOR PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,378,955; Location: 1530 TOWER AVE.; 135,796 books; 11,545 e-books; 9,406 audio materials; 11,387 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 28 state licensed databases; 6 other licensed databases; 224 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Northland Secondary is no longer in existance Superior Middle School is now where the students from the former East and Central Middle Schools Students attend school
  • East Middle School and Central Middle School are no longer in existance.
  • East Middle School and Central Middle School are no longer in existance.
  • Concordia Lutheran church I believe is still in existance but is not listed??? added by jimjoan813@sbcglobal.net

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Notable locations in Superior: Nemadji Golf Club (A), City of Superior Wastewater Treatment Plant (B), Radio Station (C), Superior Landfill (D), Union Station (E), Saint Joseph Orphanage (F), Superior Fire Department Station 1 (G), Superior Fire Department Station 3 (H), Superior Public Library (I), Superior City Hall (J), Sundquist Hall (K), Saint Marys Hall (L), Saint Francis Home (M), Rothwell Student Center (N), Old Main (O), McCaskill Hall (P), Jim Dan Hill Library (Q), Holden Fine Arts Center (R), Gates Field House (S), Fire Station Number 5 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Mariner Mall Shopping Center (1), Belknap Plaza Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Superior include: Apostolic Faith Assembly Church (A), Bethel Lutheran Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Cathedral Convent (D), Cathedral of Christ the King (E), Central Assembly of God Church (F), Central United Methodist Church (G), Christ Lutheran Church (H), Christian and Missionary Alliance Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Francis Cemetery (1), Calvary Cemetery (2), Nemadji Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Rivers and creeks: Bear Creek (A), Bluff Creek (B), Morrison Creek (C), Nemadji River (D), Pokegama River (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Superior include: Tristate Fair Grounds (1), Billings Park (2), Central Park (3), Gouge Park (4), Hammond Park (5), Kelly Park (6), Priest Field (7), Washington Park (8), Webster Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Harrington Arts Center (Museums; 1401 Belknap Street) (1), Fairlawn Mansion & Museum (906 East 2nd Street) (2), Bong P-38 Fund Inc (Museums; 305 East 2nd Street) (3), Old Firehouse & Police Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 402 23rd Avenue East) (4), Douglas County Historical Society (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 1101 John Avenue) (5), Superior Public Museums (Historical Places & Services; 906 East 2nd Street) (6), SS Meteor Maritime Museum (Historical Places & Services; 300 Marina Drive) (7), Midwest Coin Concepts of Wisconsin (415 Ogden Avenue) (8), Flamingo Excursions (Tours & Charters; 250 Marina Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (303 2nd Avenue East) (1), Androy Lounge (1213 Tower Avenue Suite 3) (2), Manning Motel (3209 Belknap Street) (3), Best Western Brdgeview Mtr Inn (415 Hammond Avenue) (4), Days Inn (110 East 2nd Street) (5), Bay Motel (306 East 3rd Street) (6), Driftwood Motel (2200 East 2nd Street) (7), Best Western Bay Walk Inn (1405 Susquehanna Avenue) (8), Budget Motel (104 East 5th Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Courts-Douglas County Of (1313 Belknap Street) (1), Juvenile Court Office-Douglas County Of (1313 Belknap Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Douglas County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 86.3. This is about average.

City:

86.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.146. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.146
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.80. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.80
U.S.:

6.58

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.48
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00125. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00125
U.S.:

0.01468

Drinking water stations with addresses in Superior and their reported violations in the past:

WI DNR AMNICON FALLS CMPGRD (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
WI DNR PATTISON LITTLE FALLS HP (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
WI DNR PATTISON RESERVOIR (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 2 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Superior that have no violations reported:

  • SUPERIOR DOUGLAS CO FAMILY YMCA CAMP (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WABEGON (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WATERFRONT BAR & GRILL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MONT DU LAC SKI AREA (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • MARTY AND GINAS BAR (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • PATTISON PARK GOLF COURSE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • SUPERIOR TOWNHALL (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • ST WILLIAM CATHOLIC CHURCH (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.1%
(22.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.1% for Black residents, 31.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.9% for American Indian residents, 45.8% for other race residents, 23.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.2 people
Wisconsin:  2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  56.1%
Whole state:  64.4%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  10.2%
Whole state:  7.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Superior in 2010:

  • 674 people in college/university student housing
  • 234 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 157 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 80 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 20 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 19 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 5 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Superior in 2000:

  • 500 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 298 people in nursing homes
  • 81 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 72 people in other group homes
  • 57 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 54 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 26 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 9 people in halfway houses
  • 5 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 5 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 5 people in crews of maritime vessels

Superior, Wisconsin environmental map by EPA

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Superior compared to Wisconsin state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.

Banks with branches in Superior (2011 data):

  • Superior Savings Bank: South Tower Avenue Branch, Belknap Branch, at 1130 Tower Avenue. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $63.8 mil, Deposits: $53.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • National Bank of Commerce: National Bank Of Commerce, Nbc Mortgage Services Branch, Midtown Branch. Info updated 2008/12/02: Bank assets: $539.6 mil, Deposits: $449.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Natcom Bancshares,inc.
  • Superior Bank: at 2820 East 2nd Street, branch established on 1897/08/02. Info updated 2012/03/06: Bank assets: $33.9 mil, Deposits: $27.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices, Holding Company: Superior National Banc Holding Company
  • Citizens Bank: Superior Branch at 1612 Belknap Street, branch established on 1917/09/04. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.
  • BMO Harris Bank National Association: Superior at 1425 Tower Avenue, branch established on 1887/07/21. Info updated 2011/07/14: Bank assets: $97,264.0 mil, Deposits: $75,624.6 mil, headquarters in Chicago, IL, positive income, 717 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of Montreal

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Superior, Wisconsin:

  • Super 8 Motel Superior, 4901 E 2ND St, Superior, WI 54880 , Phone: (715) 398-7686, Fax: (715) 398-7686
  • Best Western Bridgeview Motor Inn, 415 Hammond Ave, Superior, WI 54880 , Phone: (715) 392-8174, Fax: (715) 392-8487
  • Barker's Island Inn, 300 Marina Dr, Superior, WI 54880 , Phone: (715) 392-7152, Fax: (715) 392-1180
  • Best Western Bay Walk Inn, 1405 Susquehanna Ave, Superior, WI 54880 , Phone: (715) 392-7600, Fax: (715) 392-7680
  • Holiday Inn Express, 303 2nd Ave E, Superior, WI 54880 , Phone: (715) 392-3444, Fax: (715) 395-7911
  • Days Inn-Superior, 110 E 2nd St, Superior, WI 54880 , Phone: (715) 392-4783, Fax: (715) 392-4787
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Superior, Wisconsin

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.3
Wisconsin average:

10.5

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Wood (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic11,1048
Mainline Protestant5,29016
Evangelical Protestant5,01229
Other142
None22,739-
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: 9
Douglas County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

1.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Douglas County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Wisconsin:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Douglas County:

5.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

9.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.64 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.9%
Wisconsin:

7.6%
Adult obesity rate:
Douglas County:

27.0%
Wisconsin:

27.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

14.5%
State:

13.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 14$72,863$62,4540$0
Other Government Administration 10$48,631$58,3579$3,680
Judicial and Legal 2$12,328$73,9680$0
Police Protection - Officers 56$338,408$72,5160$0
Police - Other 5$17,097$41,03314$6,410
Firefighters 35$208,849$71,6050$0
Fire - Other 1$3,266$39,1920$0
Streets and Highways 33$146,175$53,1550$0
Solid Waste Management 10$44,783$53,7401$542
Sewerage 30$117,800$47,1207$11,643
Parks and Recreation 11$45,181$49,2881$210
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$4,780$57,3600$0
Local Libraries 20$60,686$36,4127$5,190
Other and Unallocable 20$79,653$47,7920$0
Totals for Government 248$1,200,500$58,08939$27,675

Superior government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,573,000 ($95.76)
    Regular Highways: $1,457,000 ($54.23)
    General - Other: $982,000 ($36.55)
    General Public Buildings: $628,000 ($23.37)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,875,000 ($218.65)
    Sewerage: $4,529,000 ($168.56)
    Regular Highways: $4,061,000 ($151.14)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,239,000 ($120.55)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,664,000 ($99.15)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,877,000 ($69.86)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,569,000 ($58.39)
    General - Other: $1,319,000 ($49.09)
    Libraries: $1,223,000 ($45.52)
    Transit Utilities: $957,000 ($35.62)
    Financial Administration: $768,000 ($28.58)
    Central Staff Services: $736,000 ($27.39)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $490,000 ($18.24)
    General Public Buildings: $314,000 ($11.69)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $196,000 ($7.29)
    Air Transportation: $63,000 ($2.34)
    Health - Other: $47,000 ($1.75)
    Natural Resources - Other: $45,000 ($1.67)
    Parking Facilities: $1,000 ($0.04)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,511,000 ($56.24)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $847,000 ($31.52)
    Police Protection: $355,000 ($13.21)
    Central Staff Services: $70,000 ($2.61)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $11,893,000 ($442.63)

Superior government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $4,408,000 ($164.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,183,000 ($44.03)
    All Other: $603,000 ($22.44)
    Housing and Community Development: $97,000 ($3.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($1.67)
    Air Transportation: $32,000 ($1.19)
    Regular Highways: $2,000 ($0.07)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,966,000 ($110.39)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,257,000 ($46.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,246,000 ($46.37)
    Highways: $18,000 ($0.67)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $974,000 ($36.25)
    General Revenue, NEC: $607,000 ($22.59)
    Rents: $473,000 ($17.60)
    Fines and Forfeits: $325,000 ($12.10)
    Donations From Private Sources: $303,000 ($11.28)
    Sale of Property: $233,000 ($8.67)
    Special Assessments: $178,000 ($6.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $10,565,000 ($393.20)
    Highways: $1,716,000 ($63.87)
    All Other: $1,356,000 ($50.47)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,327,000 ($49.39)
  • Tax - Property: $9,482,000 ($352.90)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,075,000 ($40.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $430,000 ($16.00)
    Other License: $402,000 ($14.96)
    NEC: $149,000 ($5.55)

Superior government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,678,000 ($1327.85)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $34,095,000 ($1268.93)
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $28,686,000 ($1067.62)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $26,296,000 ($978.67)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,435,000 ($500.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,852,000 ($441.10)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,390,000 ($88.95)

Superior government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,755,000 ($809.67)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,296,000 ($978.67)

4.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,632 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Wisconsin average:

5.10%

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 St. Louis County, MN  1.63% ($27,641 average AGI)
from Bayfield County, WI  0.16% ($26,222)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.10% ($25,722)


5.22% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,204 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
Wisconsin average:

5.34%

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 St. Louis County, MN  1.46% ($28,508 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.24% ($23,667)
to Bayfield County, WI  0.21% ($40,111)

Strongest AM radio stations in Superior:

  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WDSM (710 AM; 10 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KDAL (610 AM; 5 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGEE (970 AM; 1 kW; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWJC (850 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WWJC, INC.)
  • KQDS (1490 AM; 1 kW; DULUTH, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WKLK (1230 AM; 1 kW; CLOQUET, MN; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Superior:

  • KBMX (107.7 FM; PROCTOR, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • WSCN (100.5 FM; CLOQUET, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KLDJ (101.7 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • KDNI (90.5 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDAL-FM (95.7 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWAX (92.1 FM; HERMANTOWN, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • KKCB (105.1 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENT BROADCASTING OF DULUTH, INC.)
  • KQDS-FM (94.9 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • KUMD-FM (103.3 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA)
  • KUWS (91.3 FM; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: BD. OF REGENTS, UNIV. OF WISC. SYS.)
  • WSCD-FM (92.9 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KDNW (97.3 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KRBR-FM (102.5 FM; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCO (98.9 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MIDWEST COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WNCB (89.5 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: REFUGE MEDIA GROUP)
  • W203AL (88.5 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • KZIO (104.3 FM; TWO HARBORS, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)
  • WKLK-FM (96.5 FM; CLOQUET, MN; Owner: QB BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WHSA (89.9 FM; BRULE, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • K292EZ (106.3 FM; DULUTH, MN; Owner: RED ROCK RADIO CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Superior:

  • WDIO-TV (Channel 10; DULUTH, MN; Owner: WDIO-TV, LLC)
  • KDLH (Channel 3; DULUTH, MN; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF DULUTH, LLC)
  • KBJR-TV (Channel 6; SUPERIOR, WI; Owner: KBJR LICENSE, INC.)
  • KQDS-TV (Channel 21; DULUTH, MN; Owner: KQDS ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WDSE-TV (Channel 8; DULUTH, MN; Owner: DULUTH-SUPERIOR AREA EDUCATIONAL TV CORPORATION)
  • K58CM (Channel 58; DULUTH, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K38DS (Channel 38; DULUTH, MN; Owner: STEVEN R. ZUKERBERG)
  • K62EP (Channel 62; DULUTH, MN; Owner: DAN BLECHMAN)
  • K64EF (Channel 64; DULUTH, MN; Owner: STEVEN R. ZUKERBERG)
  • K68EA (Channel 68; DULUTH, MN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KWMN-LP (Channel 56; DULUTH, MN; Owner: DULUTH DATACASTING PARTNERS, G.P.)
  • K15DU (Channel 15; DULUTH, MN; Owner: DAN BLECHMAN)
  • K66EO (Channel 66; DULUTH, MN; Owner: HAROLD AND/ OR SUE KROGMAN)
  • KDUL-LP (Channel 60; DULUTH, MN; Owner: DULUTH TV PARTNERS, GP)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Superior fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 955m3,133ftTotal length
  • $45,696,000Total costs
  • 765,903Total average daily traffic
  • 5,344Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21910-1919
  • 11950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 301980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Superior, WI
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Superior)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Superior, WI)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 50 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 171 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Superior)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 44 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Superior)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED83$110,114132$97,200564$104,95978$44,1657$279,34383$71,87813$83,999
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$97,00011$97,83058$112,0075$55,2280$01$103,4500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED10$104,06929$85,212197$102,38830$46,6741$1,004,85016$91,8445$72,986
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$96,60710$109,53897$105,0333$1,712,0830$07$782,3262$103,055
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$90,0001$359,84029$106,6282$20,0000$00$00$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Superior, WI

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 3 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED33$110,51533$131,4970$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED9$109,6463$90,2732$109,0500$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$109,3335$219,1660$01$120,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$79,0000$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 4

Incident types - Superior

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Superior, WI
Businesses in Superior, WI
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture2
Arby's1Little Caesars Pizza1
Best Western2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Burger King1McDonald's2
Carson Pirie Scott1Menards1
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Days Inn1Super 81
Domino's Pizza1Target1
FedEx4Toyota1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
Hardee's1UPS3
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
Jones New York1Walmart1
Kmart1YMCA1
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