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. Superior has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Superior is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.14%), sales jobs (12.06%), and food service (8.81%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Superior spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.11 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The citizens of Superior are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.39% of adults in Superior having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Superior in 2010 was $23,114, which is middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $92,456 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 Native American. Important ancestries of people in Superior include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and Polish.

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