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Overview

Introduction to Superior, Wisconsin

Superior, Wisconsin, in Douglas county, is 5 miles S of Duluth, Minnesota and 131 miles N of St. Paul, Minnesota. The city is in the Duluth-Superior area.

Superior History

The area now known as Superior was established in 1854. It was officially incorporated in 1889 and named after Lake Superior. The French were the first Europeans to visit the community. The first log cabin was erected in the area in the year 1853.

Superior and nearby Attractions

  • Tweed Museum of Art
  • Pattison State Park
  • Duluth Art Institute
  • Jay Cooke State Park
  • Lake Superior Museum of Transportation
  • Amnicon Falls State Park

Things To Do In Superior

Golfers can enjoy a round at the Pattison Park Golf Course, the Grandview Golf Club or at the Nemadji Golf Course. Local churches include the Hammond Avenue Presbyterian Church, the Apostolic Faith Assembly Church and the Twin Ports Baptist Church. Superior hosts the Scandinavian Festival every October, the Lake Superior Dragon Boat Festival every August and the Head of the Lakes Fair every July.

Superior Transportation

Duluth International is the nearest major airport.

Superior Higher Education

The University of Wisconsin-Superior is the local college. Others nearby include Bethel College, Lake Superior College and Century Community and Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population26,676
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens14.7%
Employed Population 16+13,161
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married39.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.4%
Median Earnings25+$31,328
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,313
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,167

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,628
% Above Poverty Level79.7%
% Below Poverty Level20.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$715
Median House Value$116,000

Ancestry

Irish12%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.9%
Norwegian11.6%
Polish8.9%
Swedish8.3%
Finnish6.8%
English4.9%
Italian3.9%
French Except Basque3.6%
Scottish1.9%
Dutch1.4%
Canadian1.4%
Belgian1.2%
Czech1%
Danishn0.9%
Russian0.8%
Slovak0.5%
Greek0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
African0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
German0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Superior Almanac

CategoryValue
County Douglas County
Standard Zip Codes54880
Phone Area Codes715
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude46.67
Approximate Longitude-92.08

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)

StationDULUTH HARBOR STA
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp1 to 20 F
Apr Temp31 to 47 F
Jul Temp57 to 75 F
Oct Temp38 to 53 F
Annual Precip25.6 inches
StationDULUTH INTL AP
Distance9.4 miles
Jan Temp-1 to 18 F
Apr Temp29 to 49 F
Jul Temp55 to 76 F
Oct Temp35 to 53 F
Annual Precip31 inches
StationFOXBORO
Distance18.5 miles
Jan Temp-3 to 20 F
Apr Temp27 to 52 F
Jul Temp53 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 56 F
Annual Precip30.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Lake Nebagamon1,159$71,528
Poplar607$73,125

Superior Public Libraries

Superior Public Library
1530 TOWER AVE.
Superior, Wisconsin
(715) 394-8860

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Superior Hospitals

St Marys Hsptl Superior
(Non-profit)
3500 Tower Ave
(715) 817-7000

Superior Public Schools

Bryant Elementary
1423 Central Ave
ZIP: 54880
(715) 394-8785
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Cooper Elementary
1807 Missouri Ave
ZIP: 54880
(715) 394-8790
Primary
Total Enrollment 418
Four Corners Elementary
4465 E County Road B
ZIP: 54880
(715) 399-8911
Primary
Total Enrollment 218
Great Lakes Elementary
129 N 28th St E
ZIP: 54880
(715) 395-8500
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Lake Superior Elementary
6200 E 3rd St
ZIP: 54880
(715) 398-7672
Primary
Total Enrollment 205
Northern Lights Elementary
1201 N 28th St
ZIP: 54880
(715) 395-6066
Primary
Total Enrollment 613
Superior Community Preschool
3025 Tower Ave
ZIP: 54880
(715) 394-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Superior High
2600 Catlin Ave
ZIP: 54880
(715) 394-8720
High
Total Enrollment 1346
Superior Middle
3626 Hammond Ave
ZIP: 54880
(715) 394-8740
Middle
Total Enrollment 932

Superior Private Schools

Cathedral School
1419 Baxter Ave
ZIP: 54880
Elementary
Total Enrollment 194
Maranatha Academy
4916 S State Road 35
ZIP: 54880
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 65
Twin Ports Baptist School
208 52nd Ave E
ZIP: 54880
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
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