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Parma Heights, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Parma Heights had a population of 20,522 as of July 1, 2016. Parma Heights ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Ohio. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Parma Heights is located at latitude 41.3834 and longitude -81.7613 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parma Heights (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 856 feet.

The City of Parma Heights (GNIS ID: 1085992) has a C2 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place legally coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Parma Heights 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 Parma Heights: Parma.

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Parma Heights, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 20,522
Population in Households 20,290
Population in Familes 14,958
Population in Group Qrtrs 232
Population Density1 4,903
Diversity Index2 28


Total Households 9,556
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 5,214
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,290 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,360 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,196 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 734 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $122,932
Average Home Value $131,320


Median Household Income $41,922
Average Household Income $54,159
Per Capita Income $25,458
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.15% -0.22%
Households 0.04% -0.08%
Families -0.26% -0.28%
Median Household Income   3.35%
Per Capita Income   2.3%
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.

Parma Heights, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parma Heights to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio 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 # 83 93rd
Population Density1 # 17 99th
Diversity Index2 # 189 84th
Median Household Income # 847 30th
Per Capita Income # 442 64th

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