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Superior is a city in Douglas County, in the Duluth metro area.
It is the county seat.
The community was named after the lake.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Wisconsin named Superior. For links to other places called Superior, WI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Superior is 46.720N. The longitude is -92.103W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,206.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Superior demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Douglas County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Duluth area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 54880 ZIP code.
17% of Superior residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Superior ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Superior was $17,253, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Superior residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Superior, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $732.
Libraries in Superior include Superior Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Superior include Superior Daily Telegram
TV stations in Superior include KBJR.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUWS.
Douglas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Superior political report.
The average commute time for Superior workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Superior between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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