Superior, Montana

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Superior, Montana

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High Points

Superior strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Montana):

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Superior Walking and Biking to Work
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 10% Superior Racial Diversity
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Superior Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Superior, Montana

Comparing Superior to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Montana (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 7 5
Senior Citizens 7 5
Racial Diversity 6 10
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Female Share of the Population 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 5
Average Household Size 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 7 4
People Above Poverty 3 4
Median Family Income 2 3
People in Middle Class or Better 2 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 4
Working at Home 9 7
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 8
People Living Alone 9 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 8
Affordability of Rents 6 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 6
Housing Recently Built 4 5

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Superior Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 47 miles NW of Missoula, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City 349 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Mineral
Standard Zip Codes 59872
Phone Area Codes 406
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.191
Longitude -114.89

Superior Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 35 F
Apr Temp 32 to 62 F
Jul Temp 49 to 87 F
Oct Temp 33 to 61 F
Annual Precip 16.5 inches
Distance 25.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 31 F
Apr Temp 29 to 57 F
Jul Temp 44 to 82 F
Oct Temp 28 to 58 F
Annual Precip 27.1 inches
Distance 34.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 35 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 51 to 88 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 23 inches
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Superior Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 893 100%
Male 446 49.9%
Female 447 50.1%
Under 18 226 25.3%
18+ 667 74.7%
65+ 157 17.6%
Median Age 39.5
Average Family Size 2.93
White 829 92.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 7 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 26 2.9%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 29 3.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 17 1.9%

Estimated Superior Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 910
Growth 17
Growth % 1.9%

Superior Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 23.5%
Irish 19.3%
Norwegian 9.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
English 7.1%
French (except Basque) 5.2%
US/American 4.4%
Swedish 2.8%
French Canadian 2.4%
Northern European 2.1%
Scottish 2.1%
Dutch 1.8%
Scandinavian 1.7%
Polish 1.4%
Scotch-Irish 1.4%
Danish 1.3%
Portuguese 1.1%
Greek 1%
Italian 0.9%
Austrian 0.6%
Basque 0.4%
European 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
Latvian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Finnish 0.3%
Australian 0.3%
Celtic 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Superior 893 $31,650
Alberton 374 $26,500
Plains 1,126 $30,893

Superior Public Libraries

Mineral County Public Library
Superior, Montana
(406) 822-3563
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Superior High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 141 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

Superior Colleges

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