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Superior, NE

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Overview


Superior is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 1,803 people and just one neighborhood, Superior is the 129th largest community in Nebraska. Superior has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some cities, Superior isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Superior are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Superior is a city of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Superior who work in management occupations (15.13%), maintenance occupations (12.87%), and office and administrative support (9.63%).

Setting & Lifestyle

One of the benefits of Superior is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.79 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

Superior is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

Demographics

The education level of Superior citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.26% of adults in Superior have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Superior in 2022 was $31,798, which is lower middle income relative to Nebraska, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,192 for a family of four. However, Superior contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Superior is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Superior include German, English, Danish, Irish, and Czech.

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

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.

People

Of note is NeighborhoodScout's research finding that the neighborhood has some of the lowest rates of children living in poverty of any neighborhood in the United States. In a nation where approximately 1 in 4 children are living in poverty, the community truly stands out from the rest in this regard.

Length of Commute

Whether walking, biking, riding, or driving, the length of one's commute is an important factor for one's quality of life. The neighborhood stands out for its commute length, according to NeighborhoodScout's analysis. Residents of the neighborhood have the pleasure of having one of the shortest commutes to work of any neighborhood in America. 75.3% of the residents have a commute time from home to work (one way) of less than fifteen minutes. This is a higher proportion of residents enjoying a short trip to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 99.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. Less time commuting means more time for other things in life.

Modes of Transportation

Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the (22.3%) than in 95.3% of the neighborhoods in America.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Danish and Czechoslovakian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 5.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Danish ancestry and 1.3% have Czechoslovakian ancestry.

The Neighbors

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the neighborhood in Superior are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 63.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 0.0% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 100.0% of America's neighborhoods.

A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.

In the neighborhood, 39.2% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 25.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.6%), and 11.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.5% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.2%).

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.

In the neighborhood in Superior, NE, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.8%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (10.1%), and residents who report Danish roots (5.5%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (5.3%), along with some Italian ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.

Getting to Work

How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (75.3% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (69.7%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (22.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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