Superior, CO
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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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.58% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Superior a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Superior has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Superior’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Superior is a pretty powerful place. 77.98% of the adults in Superior have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Superior's cultural character, accounting for 18.32% of the town’s population.

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