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Parma Heights, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Parma Heights had a population of 20,269 as of July 1, 2020. 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 41.3901 and longitude -81.7596 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parma Heights 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parma Heights: Parma.

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Parma Heights, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)

POPULATION

Total Population 20,269 (100%)
Population in Households 20,034 (98.8%)
Population in Families 14,666 (72.4%)
Population in Group Quarters1 235 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 4,836
Diversity Index2 31
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $49,909
Average Household Income $61,111
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $28,486
Wealth Index5 52
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 10,277 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,249 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,193 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 835 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $123,707
Average Home Value $133,535
Housing Affordability Index3 167
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 9,442
Average Household Size 2.12
Family Households 5,092
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.21% -0.29%
Households -0.09% -0.38%
Families -0.39% -0.5%
Median Household Income   0.69%
Per Capita Income   1.29%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.44%

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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, 2020 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 # 86 93rd
Population Density # 20 98th
Median Household Income # 837 31st
Housing Affordability Index # 169 14th
Per Capita Income # 543 55th
Diversity Index # 184 85th

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