Superior, Wisconsin Population 2021

25,803
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Superior is a city located in Douglas County Wisconsin. It is also the county seat of Douglas County. With a 2020 population of 25,803, it is the 30th largest city in Wisconsin and the 1495th largest city in the United States . Superior is currently declining at a rate of -0.34% annually and its population has decreased by -5.29% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 27,244 in 2010. Superior reached it's highest population of 40,384 in 1910. Spanning over 45 miles, Superior has a population density of 704 people per square mile.

The average household income in Superior is $61,090 with a poverty rate of 14.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $758 per month, and the median house value is $120,800. The median age in Superior is 37.8 years, 37.4 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

Superior Demographics

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

  • White: 91.44%
  • Two or more races: 2.39%
  • Native American: 2.03%
  • Black or African American: 1.96%
  • Asian: 1.85%
  • Other race: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Superior, Wisconsin is 25,803 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 26,064.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 27,244.

Superior, Wisconsin Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White23,97991.44%
Two or More Races6262.39%
American Indian and Alaska Native5332.03%
Black or African American5151.96%
Asian4851.85%
Some Other Race850.32%
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Superior Population by Race

Superior Population Pyramid $2021

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Superior Median Age

37.8


Total

37.4


Male

38.3


Female

Superior Adults

There are 20,974 adults, (4,245 of whom are seniors) in Superior.

Superior Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

25.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Superior Sex Ratio

Female

13,418

51.17%

Male

12,805

48.83%

Superior Population by Age

Superior Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Superior Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.1%18.9%
Male55.4%44.6%
All55.4%44.6%
Female41.1%58.9%
Non Family39.8%60.2%

55.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Superior Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All11,7272.1555.4
Non Family5,2121.2639.8
Married4,1432.9281.1
Female1,7242.741.1
Male6482.8955.4

2.76

Average Family Size

2.15

Average Household Size

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Superior Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2781.54%
9th to 12th Grade9235.11%
High School Graduate5,35829.66%
Some College4,87827.00%
Associates Degree2,36913.11%
Bachelors Degree2,85915.82%
Graduate Degree1,4027.76%
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Superior Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Superior Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White16,63115,6694,072
Native American35334243
2+ Races32225231
Black27721728
Asian2591939
Hispanic21618482
Other Race3232

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 37.96%.

Superior Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,496$41,730$32,011
Less Than 9th Grade$23,421$25,714$12,455
High School Graduate$28,346$36,667$22,333
Some College$36,580$43,873$31,990
Bachelors Degree$45,581$60,263$38,550
Graduate Degree$50,625$53,194$49,750

$36,496

Average Earnings

$41,730

Average Male

$32,011

Average Female

Superior Earnings by Educational Attainment

Superior Language by Age

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Superior Language

96.12% of Superior residents speak only English, while 3.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.44% of the population.

Superior Language

Superior Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,9043,09313.50%
Native52224346.55%
Hispanic48712425.46%
Multiple6126410.46%
Other725272.22%
Black427429.84%
Asian368184.89%

14.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.82%

Male Poverty Rate

15.39%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Superior

The race most likely to be in poverty in Superior is Other, with 72.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Superior is Asian, with 4.89% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.76%.

Superior Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.73%
High School15.37%
Some College12.58%
Bachelors or Greater2.05%

Superior Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed50.51%
Male Unemployed25.36%
Female Employed11.83%
Male Employed6.50%

Superior Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Superior Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$46,957$61,090
Families$61,522$72,473
Married Families$81,080-
Non Families$31,905$42,953
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Income by Household Type

Superior Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.7%

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 35-44.

Superior Marital Status by Race

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Superior Marital Status

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1,842

Number of Veterans

1,738

Male Veterans

104

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam588
Second Gulf War383
First Gulf War314
Korea135
World War II66

Superior Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74467
75+451
35 to 54393
55 to 64274
18 to 34257

Superior Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,7839.18%
2+ Races225.67%
Native American226.23%
Black154.12%
Hispanic41.17%

Superior Veterans by Race

Superior Veterans by Education

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7.75%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.01%

Veteran Disability Rate

Superior Veterans by Education

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66.1%

Labor Force Participation

63.8%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Superior Employment by Age

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Superior Employment by Race

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Superior Employment by Education

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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38.95%

Born in Superior

96.87%

Native Born

3.13%

Foreign Born

1.84%

Non Citizen

1.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.87% of Superior residents were born in the United States, with 38.95% having been born in Wisconsin. 1.84% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Superior Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125,803-87-0.34%
202025,890-87-0.33%
201925,977-87-0.33%
201826,064-186-0.71%
201726,250-88-0.33%
201626,338-137-0.52%
201526,475-161-0.60%
201426,636-129-0.48%
201326,765-24-0.09%
201226,789-224-0.83%
201127,013-181-0.67%
201027,194-174-0.06%
200027,3682340.09%
199027,134-2,437-0.86%
198029,571-2,666-0.86%
197032,237-1,326-0.40%
196033,563-1,762-0.51%
195035,3251890.05%
194035,136-977-0.27%
193036,113-3,558-0.94%
192039,671-713-0.18%
191040,3849,2932.65%
190031,09119,10810.00%
189011,9830.00%

Superior Population by Year