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Parma, Ohio - Basic Facts

The City of Parma is the 7th largest city in Ohio with a population of 78,861 as of July 1, 2018. 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 41.4048 and longitude -81.7229 in Cuyahoga County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parma 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.

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Parma, OH Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 78,861
Population in Households 77,764
Population in Familes 61,329
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,097
Population Density2 3,938
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $52,981
Average Household Income $63,522
Per Capita Income $27,387


Total Housing Units 36,580 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 23,724 (64.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 9,911 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,945 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $125,699
Average Home Value $136,398


Total Households 33,635
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 20,691
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.41% -0.43%
Households -0.3% -0.33%
Families -0.55% -0.45%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   2.79%

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, 2018 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 # 233 81st
Median Household Income # 607 50th
Per Capita Income # 468 62nd

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