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Superior, Nebraska - Basic Facts

The City of Superior had a population of 1,859 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Superior is located at latitude 40.023 and longitude -98.0663 in Nuckolls County. 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. Nuckolls County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,598 feet.

The City of Superior (GNIS ID: 2396009) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Superior is located within , a minor civil division (MCD) of Nuckolls County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Superior population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Superior, NE Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,859
Daytime Population: Workers 1,303
Daytime Population: Residents 916
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,219
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 1,805
Population in Familes 1,340
Population in Group Qrtrs 54
Population Density2 986
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $35,000
Average Household Income $52,768
Per Capita Income $25,668


Total Housing Units 1,088 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 643 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 264 (24.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 180 (16.5%)
Median Home Value $65,925
Average Home Value $80,426


Total Households 908
Average Household Size 1.99
Family Households 508
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.71% -0.59%
Households -0.59% -0.51%
Families -0.51% -0.68%
Median Household Income   3.11%
Per Capita Income   3.28%

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, 2017 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 # 66 89th
Population Density # 234 60th
Diversity Index # 371 36th
Median Household Income # 547 6th
Per Capita Income # 426 27th

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