Superior, CO
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Living in Superior


Superior is a somewhat small town located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 13,175 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Superior is the 39th largest community in Colorado.

Superior home prices are not only among the most expensive in Colorado, but Superior real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Superior is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.87% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Superior is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Superior who work in management occupations (16.46%), computer science and math (13.23%), and sales jobs (9.56%).

Also of interest is that Superior has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Superior has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.90% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Superior is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Superior really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Superior perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Superior. 77.26% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Superior in 2018 was $51,012, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $204,048 for a family of four.

Superior is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Superior home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Superior residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Superior include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.

In addition, Superior has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (19.72%).

The most common language spoken in Superior is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.