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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.


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Median household income
Local
$31,921
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Superior demographic reports
Superior is on Lake Superior.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 74. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 2.7 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Bud Grant, football coach
· Alphonse (Tuffy) Leemans, football player
Local festivals include:
  • Head of the Lakes Fair - July 24-29, 2007
  • Scandinavian Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival - Aug. 24-25, 2007
  • Haugfest - Sept. 14-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Superior web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Amnicon Falls State Park, Pattison State Park, Gandy Dancer State Trail, Saunders State Trail
Historic sites and museums: Fairlawn Mansion & Museum, SS Meteor Museum, Old Firehouse & Police Museum
Colleges and universities: University of Wisconsin -- Superior, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 79

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Superior was $17,253, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

19% of Superior residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Superior festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Superior, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $732.


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Libraries

Libraries in Superior include Superior Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Superior include Superior Daily Telegram

TV stations in Superior include KBJR.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KUWS.

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Politics

Douglas County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Superior political report.

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Traffic

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.

Travel

Hotels in Superior include Best Western, Best Western Bay Walk Inn, Days Inn, Holiday Inn Express.

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DUPLICATE NAMES
Other WI communities named Superior:
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