|Town of Superior, Colorado|
|— Town —|
|Boulder County and the state of Colorado|
|State||State of Colorado|
|Incorporated||June 10, 1904|
|• Type||Statutory Town|
|• Total||4 sq mi (10.2 km2)|
|• Land||4 sq mi (10.2 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||5,495 ft (1,675 m)|
|• Density||3,120.8/sq mi (1,223.8/km2)|
|Time zone||MST (UTC-7)|
|• Summer (DST)||MDT (UTC-6)|
|Area code(s)||Both 303 and 720|
|GNIS feature ID||0203891|
|Highways||US 36, SH 128, SH 170|
|Website||Town of Superior|
Superior's history is one of coal mining. The first mines in the area were developed in the late 19th century. Coal was discovered on the Hake family farm in 1894, and recollections of members of pioneer families in Superior, including the Hakes and Autreys, are preserved as part of the Maria Rogers Oral History Program at the Carnegie Library for Local History in Boulder, Colorado. The Town itself was founded in 1896 and incorporated in 1904. The town was reportedly named for the "superior quality" of coal found in the area.
Mining was the major force in Superior's history until the Industrial Mine closed in 1945. Subsequently, many people moved out of the area and the Town evolved into a quiet ranching and farming community. The Town's population hovered around 250 until recently.
Superior is located at .(39.9347, -105.1628)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.0 square miles (10.3 km²), of which, 4.0 square miles (10.2 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.50%) is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,011 people, 3,381 households, and 2,285 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,279.2 people per square mile (880.8/km²). There were 3,754 housing units at an average density of 949.5 per square mile (366.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 86.84% White, 1.27% African American, 0.34% Native American, 7.48% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.93% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.86% of the population.
There were 3,381 households out of which 42.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 5.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.20.
In the town the population was spread out with 29.4% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 44.4% from 25 to 44, 15.4% from 45 to 64, and 1.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 106.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.3 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $82,079, and the median income for a family was $92,543. Males had a median income of $66,265 versus $37,108 for females. The per capita income for the town was $36,326. About 2.5% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.
 In popular culture
Sections of the 1985 movie American Flyers were filmed in Superior.
 Notable Persons
- Marcelo Balboa - soccer star
- Mike Dodge - Marshall University running star; Mike attended Wheeling Park High school in Wheeling, WV were his outstanding running drew the attention of the state's premier distance coach Rod O'Donnell. He accepted a full-athletic scholarship to Marshall University where he studied a double major of Chemistry and Physics. Mike led the team to multiple conference championships in both Cross country and track & field. He continued his non-running passion of polo and yachting throughout his 4 years with Marshall University.
- Hiro Branson - World Video Game Tournament champion (2001, 2002)
 See also
- Outline of Colorado
- State of Colorado
- Colorado cities and towns
- Colorado counties
- Colorado metropolitan areas
- Jefferson Parkway
- Rocky Flats National Wildlife Refuge
- "Active Colorado Municipalities". State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved 2007-09-01.
- "Colorado Municipal Incorporations". State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives. 2004-12-01. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Great Schools, Superior Elementary School Accessed4-8-2011
- Town of Superior website
- Superior Observer (Superior's Weekly Newspaper)
- Superior Elementary School