Superior, NE Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Superior, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Superior is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Nuckolls County at latitude 40.023 and longitude -98.0663. Nuckolls County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,598 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Superior, but most people and references simply refer to it as Superior, Nebraska.

The P1 Census Class Code for Superior indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Superior (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Superior, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,886
Population in Households 1,829
Population in Familes 1,365
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 1,000
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 922
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 522
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 648 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 274 (24.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 187 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $55,072
Average Home Value $71,000


Median Household Income $35,676
Average Household Income $52,493
Per Capita Income $25,517
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.87% -0.64%
Households -0.65% -0.44%
Families -0.22% -0.58%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   3.43%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Superior, NE - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Superior to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Nebraska by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 62 89th
Population Density1 # 230 61st
Diversity Index2 # 282 52nd
Median Household Income # 538 7th
Per Capita Income # 265 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Nebraska Census Data Comparison Tool.