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Welcome to Superior ...

The city of Superior is located in Douglas County<1> and is the County Seat for Douglas 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 25,977 people<3> (see below for details).

Superior is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Superior lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Superior: (715) and (534)<5>

The ZIP code for Superior: 54880<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Superior had an population of 25,977 people. This is a decrease of 4.65% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 5.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Superior had a population of 27,244 people (or 61.7% of the total population of Douglas County). This makes Superior the county's most populous community.

The population of Superior represents 0.48% of the population of Wisconsin (which has 5,686,986 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 27,244 people, the population of Superior has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 27,368 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), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (3), Utah, West Virginia 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.

  • Cloquet [Carlton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloquet
    • Cloquet [Carlton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the west of Superior
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,009 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloquet
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloquet<8>
  • Hermantown [Saint Louis County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hermantown have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermantown
    • Hermantown [Saint Louis County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Superior
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,637 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermantown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hermantown<8>
  • Proctor [Saint Louis County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proctor have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proctor
    • Proctor [Saint Louis County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the west of Superior
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,028 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Proctor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Proctor<8>
  • Superior [Douglas County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
    • Superior [Douglas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the south of Superior
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,220 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Parkland [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkland have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkland
      • Parkland [Douglas County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the southeast of Superior
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,231 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkland
    • Amnicon [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amnicon have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amnicon
      • Amnicon [Douglas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the southeast of Superior
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amnicon
    • Oakland [Douglas County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakland have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakland
      • Oakland [Douglas County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<7> to the south of Superior
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakland
    • Hawthorne [Douglas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawthorne
      • Hawthorne [Douglas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Superior
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawthorne
    • Carlton [Carlton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carlton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlton
      • Carlton [Carlton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Superior
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,033 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlton<8>
    • Scanlon [Carlton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scanlon have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scanlon
      • Scanlon [Carlton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the west of Superior
      • Estimated population in 2019: 959 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scanlon

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. Our list includes 27 papers. 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Superior, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Superior.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wisconsin

About Douglas County

About Wisconsin

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 Douglas County: www.douglascountywi.org/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: https://www.wisconsin.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Wisconsin's counties, including Douglas, 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 city'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>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).
<6>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 city (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).
<7>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 drawn 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 Superior

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Superior. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7207, Longitude: -92.1039    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>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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