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Welcome to Superior ...

The town of Superior is located in Mineral County<1> (at the time of its founding, Superior was located in Missoula County) and is the County Seat for Mineral County.

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 874 people<3> (see below for details).

Superior was established in 1869.

The community of Superior is 2,710 feet [826 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Superior is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Superior lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Superior, you will leave Mountain Time and cross into the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT).

Superior is within the boundaries of the (406) area code.

The ZIP code for Superior: 59872<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Superior had an population of 874 people. This is an increase of 7.64% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Superior had a population of 812 people (or 19.23% of the total population of Mineral County). This makes Superior the county's most populous community.

The population of Superior represents 0.08% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's 65th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 812 people, the population of Superior decreased 9.07% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 893 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, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Louisiana, Michigan (5), 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.

  • Plains [Sanders County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
    • Plains [Sanders County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the north of Superior
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plains<8>
  • Crescent City [Mineral County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent City
    • Crescent City [Mineral County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Superior
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Old Town [Missoula County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
    • Old Town [Missoula County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Superior
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
  • Island City [Sanders County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Island City
    • Island City [Sanders County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Superior
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Island City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saint Regis [Mineral County]
    • Paradise [Sanders County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Sanders County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the north of Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise<8>
    • Stark [Missoula County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark
      • Stark [Missoula County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the east of Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stark
    • Cabin City [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabin City
      • Cabin City [Mineral County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<6> to the northwest of Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cabin City have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabin City
    • The Cedars [Clearwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for The Cedars
      • The Cedars [Clearwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the south of Superior
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on The Cedars
    • Alberton [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberton
      • Alberton [Mineral County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<6> to the southeast of Superior
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 464 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alberton<8>

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 in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Mineral County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Superior. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Mineral County: www.co.mineral.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Mineral, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Superior) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 for your convenience: 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: 47.1923, Longitude: -114.8841    
<7>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.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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