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Parma, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Parma is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Cuyahoga County at latitude 41.3836 and longitude -81.7286. Cuyahoga County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 863 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Parma, but most people and references simply refer to it as Parma, Ohio.

The P1 Census Class Code for Parma indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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Parma, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 79,959
Population in Households 78,933
Population in Familes 61,806
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,026
Population Density1 3,993
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 34,148
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 21,071
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 36,440 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,620 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,528 (26.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,292 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $126,270
Average Home Value $131,909


Median Household Income $49,330
Average Household Income $58,862
Per Capita Income $25,251
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.48% -0.32%
Households -0.23% -0.22%
Families -0.63% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
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, 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, 2014 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 # 37 97th
Diversity Index2 # 246 80th
Median Household Income # 600 50th
Per Capita Income # 418 65th

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