Superior, Wyoming

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Population in 2019: 312 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +27.9%
Males: 177  (56.9%)
Females: 135  (43.1%)
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Wyoming median age:

38.1 years

Zip codes: 82945.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,506 (it was $46,250 in 2000)
Superior:

$51,506
WY:

$65,003

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $34,161 (it was $17,157 in 2000)

Superior town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $89,387 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Superior:

$89,387
WY:

$235,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $135,827; detached houses: $146,297; mobile homes: $58,231

Median gross rent in 2019: $913.

March 2019 cost of living index in Superior: 90.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 1.4%
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According to our research of Wyoming and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Superior, Wyoming as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Superior is 368 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: German (37.8%), Swedish (20.4%), Slavic (5.1%), Irish (3.1%), Norwegian (2.0%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.10 square miles.

Population density: 284 people per square mile   (very low).

Superior, Wyoming map

5 residents are foreign born (2.4% North America).

This town:

2.4%
Wyoming:

3.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $528 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $317 (0.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Cheyenne, WY (220.1 miles , pop. 53,011).

Nearest cities:

Point of Rocks, WY (3.3 miles),
Reliance, WY (3.8 miles ),
North Rock Springs, WY (4.1 miles ),
Rock Springs, WY (4.2 miles ),
Arrowhead Springs, WY (4.4 miles),
Sweeney Ranch, WY (4.5 miles),
Clearview Acres, WY (4.5 miles ),
Purple Sage, WY (4.9 miles )

Latitude: 41.76 N, Longitude: 108.97 W

Distribution of median household income in Superior, WY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Superior, WY in 2019
Superior satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.0%
Wyoming:

5.1%
Most common occupations in Superior, WY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (17.9%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (14.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.9%)
  • Carpenters (7.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (13.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.5%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8.1%)
  • Cashiers (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)

Average climate in Superior, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 61.5. This is better than average.

City:

61.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 4.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.48
U.S.:

5.56
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 35.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 11.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.9
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 2.37. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.37
U.S.:

8.46

Earthquake activity:

Superior-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Wyoming state average. It is 1294% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/18/1959 at 06:37:13, a magnitude 7.7 (7.7 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 211.7 miles away from Superior center, causing $26,000,000 total damage
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 292.5 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 452.8 miles away from Superior center
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 181.4 miles away from Superior center
On 2/3/1994 at 09:05:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.4 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, 5.8 ML, Depth: 4.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 124.0 miles away from Superior center
On 2/3/1995 at 15:26:10, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 MB, 4.6 MS, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 38.3 miles away from Superior center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sweetwater County (3) is a lot smaller than the US average (2057).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Drought: 1, Flood: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Superior topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Superior:

  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 19 miles; Rock Springs, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • Casper College (about 154 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Wyotech-Laramie (about 178 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 2,765)
  • University of Wyoming (about 179 miles; Laramie, WY; FT enrollment: 10,810)
  • Laramie County Community College (about 222 miles; Cheyenne, WY; FT enrollment: 3,288)
  • Sheridan College (about 232 miles; Sheridan, WY; FT enrollment: 2,070)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Superior Volunteer Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Richard V. Thomas - Judge, Cactus Pete Piersanti - Soilder.

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

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

  • SUPERIOR, TOWN OF (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Wyoming:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.4%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

13.0%
Whole state:

7.1%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Superior:

Marital status in Superior, WY
  • Never married: 37.6%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.6%
  • Divorced: 17.9%

For population 25 years and over in Superior:

  • High school or higher: 94.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.9
Wyoming average:

9.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Superior, WY (based on Sweetwater County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Other7,99317
Catholic7,0075
Evangelical Protestant4,34235
Mainline Protestant1,3688
Orthodox1951
None22,901-
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: 6
Sweetwater County:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

2.10 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.27 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Here:

0.76 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Sweetwater County:

7.36 / 10,000 pop.
Wyoming:

5.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 31
Sweetwater County:

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Sweetwater County:

6.1%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.7%
Wyoming:

24.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.6%
Wyoming:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

40.4%
Wyoming:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Wyoming:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Superior:

25.6%
Wyoming:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.7%
State:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Wyoming:

6.8

Overweight people:
Superior:

34.9%
Wyoming:

34.9%

General health condition:
Superior:

51.5%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

77.1%
State:

78.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Superior, WY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2019)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Sewerage 1$915$10,9801$157
Solid Waste Management 1$1,701$20,4120$0
Financial Administration 1$5,146$61,7520$0
Water Supply 1$3,051$36,6121$157
Streets and Highways 1$5,049$60,5881$926
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$996
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$2,267
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$600
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$136
Totals for Government 5$15,861$38,06611$5,240

Superior government finances - Expenditure in 2018 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $534,000 ($1711.54)
    Water Utilities: $140,000 ($448.72)
    General Public Buildings: $39,000 ($125.00)
    Regular Highways: $37,000 ($118.59)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $35,000 ($112.18)
    Sewerage: $33,000 ($105.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($76.92)
    General - Other: $12,000 ($38.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $12,000 ($38.46)
    Police Protection: $9,000 ($28.85)
    Local Fire Protection: $3,000 ($9.62)

Superior government finances - Revenue in 2018 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $26,000 ($83.33)
    Other: $15,000 ($48.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $261,000 ($836.54)
    Other: $95,000 ($304.49)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($112.18)
    Water Utilities: $35,000 ($112.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($32.05)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $159,000 ($509.62)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $196,000 ($628.21)
    Other: $104,000 ($333.33)
    Highways: $2,000 ($6.41)
  • Tax - Property: $12,000 ($38.46)
    Public Utilities Sales: $4,000 ($12.82)
    Other: $1,000 ($3.21)
    Other License: $1,000 ($3.21)

Superior government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,411,000 ($4522.44)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,000 ($48.08)

5.71% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,794 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Wyoming average:

7.08%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Natrona County, WY  0.24% ($44,000 average AGI)
from Uinta County, WY  0.22% ($66,447)
from Carbon County, WY  0.18% ($48,633)


7.61% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($57,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.61%
Wyoming average:

7.86%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Uinta County, WY  0.37% ($78,200 average AGI)
to Laramie County, WY  0.25% ($50,000)
to Albany County, WY  0.21% ($29,838)

Strongest AM radio stations in Superior:

  • KRKK (1360 AM; 5 kW; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET B/CING CO. OF WY, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KTWO (1030 AM; 50 kW; CASPER, WY; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KIQN (1010 AM; 50 kW; TOOELE, UT)
  • KSL (1160 AM; 50 kW; SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUYO (830 AM; daytime; 25 kW; EVANSVILLE, WY; Owner: WYOMING CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KMER (950 AM; 5 kW; KEMMERER, WY; Owner: CHAPARRAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KUGR (1490 AM; 1 kW; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATION CORP.)
  • KOVE (1330 AM; 5 kW; LANDER, WY; Owner: FREMONT BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Superior:

  • KSIT (104.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG TICKET BROADCASTING COMPANY OF W)
  • KQSW (96.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: BIG THICKET BROADCASTING CO OF WY)
  • K299AG (107.7 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: WESTERN INSPIRATIONAL BROADCASTERS)
  • KUWZ (90.5 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF WYOMING)
  • KYCS (95.1 FM; ROCK SPRINGS, WY; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KFRZ (92.1 FM; GREEN RIVER, WY; Owner: WAGONWHEEL COMMUNICATIONS CORP)

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3
  • Haystack Butte, 65 Km Northwest Of (Lat: 42.244389 Lon: -109.446889), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: KNKN259
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2019, Expiration Date: 10/05/2029Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8673, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Point Of Rocks, 21.5 Kilometers Southeast Of (Lat: 41.663861 Lon: -108.761222), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 26.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN259
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2019, Expiration Date: 10/05/2029Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8673, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:
  • Salt Wells, 11.5 Km South Of (Lat: 41.670472 Lon: -108.940028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 25 m, Overall height: 26.5 m, Call Sign: KNKN259
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, Grant Date: 09/04/2019, Expiration Date: 10/05/2029Registrant: Lukas, Lafuria, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Tysons, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8673, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Well 18 1 Mi Nw Jct Potash Deadman Rd (Lat: 41.769694 Lon: -108.784278), Call Sign: WNFC388,
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHz, Grant Date: 10/23/2015, Expiration Date: 01/04/2026, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E # 501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • Lat: 41.761167 Lon: -108.968556, Call Sign: WQBZ741,
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.932 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2005, Expiration Date: 01/12/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2015, Certifier: Matt Baldwin, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

Most common first names in Superior, WY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John765.1 years
Mary480.8 years
Frank371.7 years
William378.4 years
George275.0 years
Anna274.0 years
James276.0 years
Kevan239.5 years
Robert240.0 years
Thomas282.1 years
Most common last names in Superior, WY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Overy572.2 years
Hanking381.0 years
Green360.4 years
Bertagnolli286.0 years
Knezovich269.5 years
Crawford271.0 years
Nosich271.0 years
Taylor264.5 years
Ward265.0 years
Welty273.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Superior, WY
  • 57.0%Wood
  • 19.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 16.5%Utility gas
  • 2.5%Electricity
  • 2.5%Other fuel
  • 2.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Superior, WY
  • 100.0%Electricity


Superior compared to Wyoming state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Superior on our top lists:

  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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