Superior, CO Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Superior, Colorado - Basic Facts

The Town of Superior had a population of 12,922 as of July 1, 2016. Superior ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Superior is located at latitude 39.9312 and longitude -105.1591 in Boulder County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Superior (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.97 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Boulder County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,495 feet.

The Town of Superior (GNIS ID: 2413354) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Superior is located within Lafayette-Louisville Division of Boulder County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Superior population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Superior, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 12,922
Population in Households 12,922
Population in Familes 10,818
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 3,255
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 4,612
Average Household Size 2.8
Family Households 3,241
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,779 (57.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,833 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 190 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $472,754
Average Home Value $519,247


Median Household Income $110,954
Average Household Income $137,633
Per Capita Income $49,189
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.8%
Households 0.41% 0.74%
Families 0.41% 0.72%
Median Household Income   1.46%
Per Capita Income   1.46%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Superior, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Superior to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 53 89th
Population Density1 # 36 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 166 64th
Median Household Income # 22 95th
Per Capita Income # 55 88th

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