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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.

People

Total Population 12,815
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 4%
Employed Population 16+ 7,143
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 61.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 78%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $129,815
% Above Poverty Level 96.1%
% Below Poverty Level 3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 11.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 12%
Median Gross Rent $1,478
Median House Value $446,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.9%
US/American 0.2%
English 11.4%
Irish 13.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Superior Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SE of Boulder, Colorado (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Boulder
Standard Zip Codes 80027
Phone Area Codes 303
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 39.952
Longitude -105.168

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)

Station BOULDER
Distance 6.2 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 46 F
Apr Temp 34 to 63 F
Jul Temp 56 to 87 F
Oct Temp 37 to 67 F
Annual Precip 19.9 inches
Station NORTHGLENN
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 44 F
Apr Temp 33 to 61 F
Jul Temp 56 to 88 F
Oct Temp 36 to 66 F
Annual Precip 13.2 inches
Station LAKEWOOD
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 44 F
Apr Temp 30 to 59 F
Jul Temp 55 to 86 F
Oct Temp 32 to 65 F
Annual Precip 17 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boulder 103,919 $105,034
Broomfield 60,699 $97,886
Erie 19,948 $117,732
Lafayette 26,430 $81,078
Louisville 19,548 $118,160
Westminster 110,598 $80,079

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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