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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C+
Superior is a suburb of with a population of 2,016. Superior is in Douglas County. Living in Superior offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. In Superior there are a lot of bars and parks. Many retirees live in Superior and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Superior are above average.
About Superior...
Population
2,016

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$186,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$798
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    10%
  • Own
    90%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    16%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    20%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    43%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    4%
    13%

Working in Superior

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$73,991
National
$55,322
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Superior Reviews

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Superior, Wisconsin has become a second home to me. I first moved to this area in September 2015 for college. I have been attending the University of Superior- Wisconsin for two years now and I still am in love with this city. Superior is conveniently located in the middle of everywhere, with two bridges connecting to Duluth, Minnesota. The Twin Ports have an abundance of summer, autumn, winter, and spring time activities! Amazing food is guaranteed down every street, you taste buds will go nuts trying to decide where to go! I love the friendly people I encounter on a daily basis and the activities I partake in!
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Superior is a great city to live in. There are loads of little shops and restaurants on the main strip downtown, several larger chain stores, many chain restaurants, and an abundance of parks and recreation areas. Superior is also just a hop, skip, and a jump across the bridge from Duluth for anything you can’t find here.
Superior is a beautiful town on the south shoreline of Lake Superior. As a town bordering Minnesota, it is a great access point for not only watersport enthusiasts but outdoors people who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, and camping. Superior is a quiet and affordable town that seems quite nice for raising a family. There is a strong drinking culture that may be the result of long winters and a struggling working-class economy, but it nonetheless feels much safer than neighboring Duluth and other more metropolitan cities in the upper midwest.