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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Superior is approximately 10,000 (2000), 12483 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 113 (1990), 4496 (2010).
The amount of land area in Superior is 9.265 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Superior is 4.26 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.05 sq kilometers.
The distance from Superior to Washington DC is 1597 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 19 miles. (as the crow flies)
Superior is positioned 39.92 degrees north of the equator and 105.15 degrees west of the prime meridian.


south of the Boulder-Denver Turnpike (U.S. 36) and six miles east of the City of Boulder. Downtown Denver is only thirty minutes to the southeast. Though the majority of the town is in Boulder County, a small, southern portion of the town is located in Jefferson County.
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History & History Related Items

Coal mining was the major force in Superior's history. In fact, the "Superior" quality of coal from the mine led to the name of the Town when it was incorporated in 1904. When the Industrial Mine closed in 1945, many people moved out of the area and Superior evolved into a quiet ranching and farming community. The Town's population hovered around 250 until the 1990's when the Rock Creek Ranch development boosted the population to 10,000. Development in Superior is guided by a Comprehensive Plan, updated in 2001, which projects the population at build-out to be 15,400.

Learn more about Superior's history on this page.
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The founding of Superior


The incorporation of Superior



Superior has 170 acres of parks and open space and 6.7 miles of trails. Superior is also fortunate to border 900 acres of Boulder County and Boulder City Open Space.

Superior balances small town charm exemplified in our 4th of July neighborhood parade with big town services such as water and wastewater utilities, police and fire protection, parks and recreation, and more. Although primarily a bedroom community, Superior's largest development, the Superior Marketplace, attracts a variety of businesses from Costco and SuperTarget to locally owned small shops and services. The Marketplace will also feature an extensive public art collection, which will showcase Superior's rich heritage and promising future. Contact Superior Town Hall at (303) 499-3675 for more information.
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Superior City Government

Town of Superior
124 E. Coal Creek Drive
Superior CO 80027
Phone: 303.499.3675
Fax: 303.499.3677

Superior has a trustee/manager form of government. There are six trustees and a Mayor who are all elected. The town manager is appointed by the board.

Superior Chamber

Superior Chamber of Commerce
1617 Coalton Road, #110
Superior, Colorado 80027
Phone: 720-937-0838
Fax: 303-494-0894

Superior Organizations

Superior Chamber of Commerce
1617 Coalton Road, #110
Superior, Colorado 80027
Phone: 720-937-0838
Fax: 303-494-0894

Superior Schools

The children of Superior attend schools in the Boulder Valley School District
6500 Arapahoe
Boulder, CO 80301
Phone: 303.447.1010

Superior Elementary School
1800 S. Indiana St.
Superior, CO 80027
Phone: 303-543-9330

Eldorado K-8
3351 Indiana Street
Superior, Colorado 80027
Phone: 720-304-6524
Fax: 720-304-6686 Superior


The population of Superior was:
1990 - 255
2000 - 10,000

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