Parma, OH Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Parma, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Parma is the 7th largest city in Ohio with a population of 79,818 as of July 1, 2015. Parma 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 is located at latitude 41.3836 and longitude -81.7286 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parma (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The City of Parma (GNIS ID: 1085991) 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 population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Parma, OH Boundary Map

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Parma, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 79,818
Population in Households 78,764
Population in Familes 61,804
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,054
Population Density1 3,986
Diversity Index2 23
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 34,114
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 20,976
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 36,398 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,423 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,691 (26.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,284 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $135,095
Average Home Value $145,481
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $50,146
Average Household Income $60,136
Per Capita Income $25,818
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.42% -0.29%
Households -0.21% -0.2%
Families -0.6% -0.45%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   2.82%
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.

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Parma, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parma to the other 1,204 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 7 100th
Population Density1 # 38 97th
Diversity Index2 # 239 80th
Median Household Income # 613 49th
Per Capita Income # 413 66th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Ohio Census Data Comparison Tool.