Superior, WI
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Superior is a medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 26,579 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Superior is the 27th largest community in Wisconsin. Much of the housing stock in Superior was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Superior who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (11.18%), and food service (8.37%).

In addition, Superior is a college town. There are a lot of students in Superior attending college, and as a result Superior provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.19 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Superior are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.60% of adults in Superior having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Superior in 2010 was $23,272, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,088 for a family of four. However, Superior contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, Norwegian, Swedish, and Polish.

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