Superior, Arizona Population 2020

3,255
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Superior is a city located in Arizona. With a 2020 population of 3,255, it is the 73rd largest city in Arizona and the 5996th largest city in the United States. Superior is currently growing at a rate of 1.78% annually and its population has increased by 14.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,837 in 2010. Superior reached it's highest population of 4,600 in 1980. Spanning over 2 miles, Superior has a population density of 1,659 people per square mile.

The average household income in Superior is $45,157 with a poverty rate of 23.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $724 per month, and the median house value is $79,400. The median age in Superior is 48.3 years, 44.7 years for males, and 52.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 78.5 males.

Superior Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Superior was:

  • White: 89.79%
  • Other race: 6.46%
  • Native American: 2.02%
  • Two or more races: 1.23%
  • Black or African American: 0.50%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Superior, Arizona is 3,255, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,141.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,837.

Superior, Arizona Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,71089.79%
Some Other Race1956.46%
American Indian and Alaska Native612.02%
Two or More Races371.23%
Black or African American150.50%
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Superior Population Pyramid 2020

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Superior Median Age

48.3


Total

44.7


Male

52.5


Female

Superior Adults

There are 2,501 adults, (652 of whom are seniors) in Superior.

Superior Age Dependency

63.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28

Child Dependency Ratio

Superior Sex Ratio

Female

1,691

56.03%

Male

1,327

43.97%

Superior Households and Families

Superior Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Superior Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female79.9%20.1%
Non Family72.3%27.7%
All71.8%28.2%
Married71.6%28.4%
Male55.9%44.1%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,2182.4871.8
Non Family5991.2772.3
Married3383.5171.6
Female1793.4679.9
Male1024.455.9

3.62

Average Family Size

2.48

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Superior Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2068.90%
9th to 12th Grade36715.85%
High School Graduate87737.88%
Some College56024.19%
Associates Degree1345.79%
Bachelors Degree1104.75%
Graduate Degree612.63%
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Superior Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic1,5971,12368
White66659597
Other Race1781085
Native American5542
Black15
Multiple Races666

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,267$39,102$20,774
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$31,929$41,288$29,000
Some College$30,495$39,125$15,365
Bachelors Degree$$$30,417
Graduate Degree$49,167$$49,375

$30,267

Average Earnings

$39,102

Average Male

$20,774

Average Female

Superior Language

Superior Language by Age

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Superior Language

53.10% of Superior residents speak only English, while 46.90% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 46.70% of the population.

Superior Poverty

Superior Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,13055426.01%
White83613816.51%
Other195168.21%
Black1515100.00%
Native611321.31%

23.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.78%

Male Poverty Rate

28.62%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Superior

The race most likely to be in poverty in Superior is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Superior is Other, with 8.21% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.74%. Among those working part-time, it was 36.14%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.96%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.39%
High School20.64%
Some College20.03%
Bachelors or Greater19.30%
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Name Poverty
Male Unemployed37.50%
Female Employed12.97%
Male Employed12.04%
Female Unemployed7.69%

Superior Income

Superior Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,395$45,157
Families$52,313$59,752
Married Families$57,841-
Non Families$19,078$30,020
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Superior Marital Status

Superior Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

31.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.7%

Male Marriage Rate

27.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Superior Married by Age and Sex

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Superior Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Superior Marital Status by Race

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Superior Veterans

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280

Number of Veterans

220

Male Veterans

60

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam91
First Gulf War42
Second Gulf War42
Korea39
World War II6
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Age Group Veterans
55 to 6466
65 to 7465
35 to 5464
75+61
18 to 3424
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Name Veterans % of Total
White24410.94%
Hispanic1378.01%
Other3015.38%
2 or More6100.00%

Superior Veterans by Education

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14.64%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.14%

Veteran Disability Rate

Superior Employment Status

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48.1%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

9.3%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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53.64%

Born in Arizona

91.65%

Native Born

8.35%

Foreign Born

2.25%

Non Citizen

6.10%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.65% of Superior residents were born in the United States, with 53.64% having been born in Arizona. 2.25% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20203,255571.78%
20193,198571.81%
20183,141581.88%
20173,083571.88%
20163,026692.33%
20152,957521.79%
20142,905371.29%
20132,86820.07%
20122,866140.49%
20112,852-33-1.14%
20102,885-369-1.20%
20003,254-214-0.63%
19903,468-1,132-2.79%
19804,6000.00%