Superior, AZ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Superior, Arizona - Basic Facts

The Town of Superior had a population of 2,984 as of July 1, 2016. Superior ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arizona. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Superior is located at latitude 33.2851 and longitude -111.1103 in Pinal County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Superior (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.94 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pinal County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,841 feet.

The Town of Superior (GNIS ID: 2413353) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Arizona is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Superior is located within North Pinal Division of Pinal 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, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Superior: Hastings.

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Superior, AZ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,984
Population in Households 2,984
Population in Familes 2,369
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,539
Diversity Index2 72


Total Households 1,160
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 739
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,543 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 790 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 370 (24.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 383 (24.8%)
Median Home Value $84,000
Average Home Value $112,152


Median Household Income $39,613
Average Household Income $49,756
Per Capita Income $19,276
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.43%
Households 0.81% 0.29%
Families 0.67% 0.16%
Median Household Income   0.52%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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, AZ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Superior to the other 451 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arizona by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 126 72nd
Population Density1 # 38 92nd
Diversity Index2 # 61 87th
Median Household Income # 192 58th
Per Capita Income # 233 49th

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