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 12,980 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 93.59% 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 (17.59%), computer science and math (11.63%), and office and administrative support (9.06%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Superior telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.58% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Superior is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Superior’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Superior. 77.98% 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 2010 was $49,828, which is wealthy relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $199,312 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 Irish, English, Italian, and European.

Superior also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 18.32%.

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