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Parma, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Parma is the 7th largest city in Ohio with a population of 79,391 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Parma, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 79,391
Daytime Population: Workers 31,471
Daytime Population: Residents 38,841
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 70,312
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 78,304
Population in Familes 61,458
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,087
Population Density2 3,965
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $51,753
Average Household Income $62,226
Per Capita Income $26,799


Total Housing Units 36,299 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 24,099 (66.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,722 (26.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,478 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $124,704
Average Home Value $131,990


Total Households 33,821
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 20,834
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.38% -0.37%
Households -0.27% -0.3%
Families -0.53% -0.47%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Parma, OH - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parma to the other 1,215 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Ohio by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 Density # 40 97th
Diversity Index # 240 80th
Median Household Income # 597 51st
Per Capita Income # 451 63rd

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