Superior, Wyoming

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Population in 2014: 332 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +36.1%
Males: 185  (56.0%)
Females: 147  (44.0%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Wyoming median age:  37.2 years

Zip codes: 82945.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $50,372 (it was $46,250 in 2000)
Superior:

$50,372
WY:

$59,882

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $28,585 (it was $17,157 in 2000)

Superior town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $106,794 (it was $30,000 in 2000)
Superior:

$106,794
WY:

$209,500

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $136,659; Detached houses: $146,374; Mobile homes: $95,652

Median gross rent in 2016: $340.

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  • Races in Superior, WY (2010)

    Superior races chart
    • 27481.5%White alone
    • 4312.8%Hispanic
    • 92.7%Two or more races
    • 61.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Black alone
    • 20.6%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Superior: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Norwegian (24.0%), German (21.6%), American (5.4%), English (5.4%), Slavic (2.4%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Land area: 1.10 square miles.

Population density: 302 people per square mile   (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Superior:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.4%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 38.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Superior town:

  • Never married: 47.5%
  • Now married: 42.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.9%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.5%
Wyoming:

3.6%



According to our research of Wyoming and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Superior, Wyoming as of March 25, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Superior to the number of sex offenders is 368 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $559 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $316 (0.4%)

Superior satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Ogden, UT (159.4 miles , pop. 77,226).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: West Adams, CO (245.7 miles , pop. 259,628).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (594.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

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

Area code commonly used in this area: 307

Superior household income distribution Superior home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.0%
Wyoming:

3.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (50%)
  • Accommodation and food services (26%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
  • Wholesale trade (1%)
  • Utilities (1%)
  • Construction (30%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (15%)
  • Wholesale trade (11%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (3%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (28%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (26%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Superior, Wyoming

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Superior-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Wyoming state average. It is 156% 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 the city 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 Superior 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 the city 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 the city 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 the city 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 (2) is a lot smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 1
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Superior:

  • Western Wyoming Community College (about 19 miles; Rock Springs, WY; Full-time enrollment: 2,086)
  • Utah State University (about 147 miles; Logan, UT; FT enrollment: 21,131)
  • Casper College (about 154 miles; Casper, WY; FT enrollment: 2,770)
  • Weber State University (about 160 miles; Ogden, UT; FT enrollment: 17,655)
  • University of Utah (about 165 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 28,454)
  • Westminster College (about 167 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,870)
  • Latter-day Saints Business College (about 168 miles; Salt Lake City, UT; FT enrollment: 2,059)

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

Sweetwater 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 2013 was 90.8. This is worse than average.

City:

90.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.0. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.0
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 2.71. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.71
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 12.3%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 9.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Wyoming average:

9.5

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Superior town (based on Sweetwater County data)

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.
State:

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

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.
State:

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

7.87 / 10,000 pop.
State:

10.08 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.1%
Wyoming:

7.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Sweetwater County:

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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,821$45,8525$1,304
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$304
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$1,807
Streets and Highways 1$2,716$32,5920$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,802$33,6240$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$1,314
Water Supply 1$1,714$20,5680$0
Totals for Government 4$11,053$33,1599$4,729

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

  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $116,000 ($349.40)
    Water Utilities: $70,000 ($210.84)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($135.54)
    Regular Highways: $44,000 ($132.53)
    General Public Buildings: $27,000 ($81.33)
    Fire Protection: $22,000 ($66.27)
    Sewerage: $14,000 ($42.17)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($6.02)
    Police Protection: $2,000 ($6.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Central Staff: $22,000 ($66.27)
    Regular Highways: $14,000 ($42.17)
    Water Utilities: $3,000 ($9.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $150,000 ($451.81)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $17,000 ($51.20)
    All Other: $3,000 ($9.04)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $75,000 ($225.90)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $14,000 ($42.17)
    Rents: $2,000 ($6.02)
    General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($6.02)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $60,000 ($180.72)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $328,000 ($987.95)
    Highways: $1,000 ($3.01)
    All Other: $1,000 ($3.01)
  • Tax - Property: $7,000 ($21.08)
    Public Utilities: $2,000 ($6.02)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $370,000 ($1114.46)

8.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,119 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.27%
Wyoming average:

8.02%

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 Uinta County, WY  0.37% ($45,032 average AGI)
from Salt Lake County, UT  0.34% ($36,759)
from Albany County, WY  0.24% ($30,925)


8.15% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,008 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.15%
Wyoming average:

8.16%

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 Salt Lake County, UT  0.41% ($33,943 average AGI)
to Natrona County, WY  0.30% ($42,720)
to Laramie County, WY  0.24% ($51,225)

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 MHzGrant Date: 08/18/2009, Expiration Date: 10/05/2019Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/18/2009, Expiration Date: 10/05/2019Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, 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 MHzGrant Date: 08/18/2009, Expiration Date: 10/05/2019Registrant: Lukas, Nace, Gutierrez & Sachs, LLP, 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1200, Mclean, VA 22102, Phone: (703) 584-8665, Fax: (703) 584-8696, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Well 18 1 Mi Nw Jct Potash Deadman Rd (Lat: 41.769694 Lon: -108.784278), Call Sign: WNFC388, Licensee ID: L00793615
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.337 MHzGrant Date: 10/23/2015, Expiration Date: 01/04/2026Registrant: Superior, Town Of, 3 N. Main Street, Superior, WY 82945, Phone: (307) 362-8173, Fax: (307) 362-8173, Email:
  • Lat: 41.761167 Lon: -108.968556, Call Sign: WQBZ741
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.932 MHzGrant Date: 01/12/2005, Expiration Date: 01/12/2015, Cancellation Date: 03/14/2015, Certifier: Matt BaldwinRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

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

  • SUPERIOR, TOWN OF (Population served: 250, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Wood (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (21%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Other fuel (12%)
  • Utility gas (10%)

Superior compared to Wyoming state average:

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