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Welcome to Superior ...

The city of Superior is located in Douglas County and is the County Seat for Douglas County.

When the people of Superior refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Superiorite<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Superior has a population of 26,194 people<2> (see below for details).

Superior is 640 feet [195 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Superior: (715) & (534)<4>

The ZIP code for Superior: 54880<5>

Population Details ...

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).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Superior had an population of 26,194 people. This is a decrease of 3.85% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.29% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Superior ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if driven.<6>.

Community   2017
Cloquet (MN)   [Map]   11,938   W   18 miles [29 km]
Duluth (MN)   [Map]   86,066   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hermantown (MN)   [Map]   9,513   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Proctor (MN)   [Map]   3,058   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Amnicon   [Map]   1,168   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hawthorne   [Map]   1,136   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Superior. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Superior. Our list includes 27 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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 get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Superior? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Superior.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Superior - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Area code (534) is an overlay for area code (715).

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<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 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).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Superior. 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 for our own planning, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.6969, Longitude: -92.0599     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Superior have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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