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Overview

Introduction to Superior, Colorado

Located in Boulder county, Superior, Colorado, is 6 miles SE of Boulder, Colorado (center to center) and 17 miles NW of Denver, Colorado.

Superior History

Superior, a statutory town located in the Boulder and Jefferson counties, has a history of coal mining; the town was named after its ‘superior’ quality of coal. It was founded in 1896, as the mines had been developed a few years earlier. The mines closed in 1945 but the name was kept. Later, the town developed into a ranching and farming community. Superior was incorporated into the state in 1904.

Superior and nearby Attractions

  • Colorado Governor's Mansion
  • Butterfly Pavilion
  • Boulder Public Library
  • Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Eldora
  • Eldorado Canyon State Park

Things To Do In Superior

Superior has large number of museums and libraries and offers a variety of recreational opportunities. The Butterfly Pavilion exhibits free-flying butterflies; they also feature an insect center and a chrysalis viewing area. There are also a number of parks in the area. In addition, there are many historical sites such as the Colorado Governor's Mansion, Colorado State Capitol, and others.

Superior Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Denver International Airport.

Superior Higher Education

Post-secondary schools in the area include Aims Community College, Regis University, and Arapahoe Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population12,879
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens6%
Employed Population 16+7,276
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married58.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher76.2%
Median Earnings25+$66,281
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,800
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$133,011
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home14.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone13.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,723
Median House Value$491,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.9%
German17%
Irish12.1%
English10.9%
Italian5.4%
Scottish4.1%
Norwegian2.8%
Polish2.2%
Swedish2%
Russian1.9%
French Except Basque1.9%
Welsh1.7%
Dutch1.2%
Canadian0.9%
Danishn0.8%
Portuguese0.7%
Austrian0.7%
Romanian0.6%
African0.6%
Greek0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Slovak0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Basque0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Australian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Superior Almanac

CategoryValue
County Boulder County
Standard Zip Codes80027
Phone Area Codes303
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude39.96
Approximate Longitude-105.14

Superior Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBOULDER
Distance6.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 46 F
Apr Temp34 to 63 F
Jul Temp56 to 87 F
Oct Temp37 to 67 F
Annual Precip19.9 inches
StationNORTHGLENN
Distance8.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 44 F
Apr Temp33 to 61 F
Jul Temp56 to 88 F
Oct Temp36 to 66 F
Annual Precip13.2 inches
StationLAKEWOOD
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 44 F
Apr Temp30 to 59 F
Jul Temp55 to 86 F
Oct Temp32 to 65 F
Annual Precip17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boulder106,271$111,044
Broomfield64,283$104,453
Erie22,019$120,194
Lafayette27,440$94,917
Louisville20,319$129,302
Westminster111,895$84,964

Superior Public Schools

Eldorado K-8 School
3351 South Indiana Street
ZIP: 80027
Primary
Total Enrollment 987
Superior Elementary School
1800 South Indiana St.
ZIP: 80027
Primary
Total Enrollment 505

Superior Private Schools

Primrose School At The Flatirons
1680 Coalton Rd
ZIP: 80027
Elementary
Total Enrollment 32
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