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Superior, Arizona

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Welcome to Superior ...

The town of Superior is located in Pinal County<1>.

When the people of Superior refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Superiorite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Superior has a population of 3,166 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Superior.

Superior is 2,680 feet [817 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Superior is ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Superior lies in the Mountain Standard Time Zone (MST) and does not observe daylight saving time

Superior is located in the (520) area code.

The ZIP code for Superior: 85273<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Superior had an population of 3,166 people. This is an increase of 11.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Superior had a population of 2,837 people. This makes Superior the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Superior represents 0.04% of the population of Arizona (which has 6,392,017 people), making it the state's 75th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,837 people, the population of Superior decreased 12.81% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,254 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Superior.

Communities Also Named Superior ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Superior - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Michigan (5), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (3), Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Superior.

Communities near Superior ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Superior.

  • Globe [Gila County]
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    • Globe [Gila County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Superior
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,382 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Globe<7>
  • Kearny [Pinal County]
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    • Kearny [Pinal County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Superior
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,206 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearny
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kearny<7>
  • Miami [Gila County]
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    • Miami [Gila County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Superior
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,792 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miami
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miami<7>
  • Top-of-the-World [Gila County]
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    • Top-of-the-World [Gila County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Superior
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smelter Town [Pinal County]
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      • Smelter Town [Pinal County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smelter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smelter Town
    • Gold Camp [Pinal County]
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      • Gold Camp [Pinal County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Queen Valley [Pinal County]
    • Claypool [Gila County]
    • Midland City [Gila County]
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      • Midland City [Gila County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Midland City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midland City
    • Gold Canyon [Pinal County]

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Superior. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Superior.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Superior. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Superior.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Superior. See our Newspapers Page for Superior.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Superior ...

Looking for more information about Superior? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Superior, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Superior.

Adding Superior to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Superior in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Superior was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1930.

We also found Superior on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Arizona (1956).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Superior on our Genealogy Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arizona's counties, including Pinal, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Superior refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a town's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Superior may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Superior.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Superior - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Superior). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Superior or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Superior) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Superior. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SuperiorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Superior. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2933, Longitude: -111.0996    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






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