Parma, Michigan

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Parma, Michigan

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High Points

Parma strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Michigan):

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Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Parma Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Parma, Michigan

Comparing Parma to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Michigan (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Racial Diversity 5 4
Age of the Population 2 3
Senior Citizens 2 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 10 10
Portion of People Married 8 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 7 6
College Educated Adults 6 6
People in Middle Class or Better 5 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Short Commute Times 7 6
Working at Home 1 1
Walking and Biking to Work 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Affordability of Rents 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Housing Recently Built 2 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 3 4
Low Violent Crime 3 2

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Parma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles E of Battle Creek, Michigan (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles NW of Toledo, Ohio
County Jackson
Metro Area Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 49269
Phone Area Codes 517
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.258
Longitude -84.599

Parma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 30 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 60 F
Annual Precip 30.6 inches
Distance 23.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 59 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Distance 29.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 56 F
Jul Temp 60 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 60 F
Annual Precip 35.6 inches
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Parma Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 907 100%
Male 464 51.2%
Female 443 48.8%
Under 18 306 33.7%
18+ 601 66.3%
65+ 79 8.7%
Median Age 32.7
Average Family Size 3.32
White 872 96.1%
African-American 5 0.6%
Asian 5 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.9%
Other 6 0.7%
Mixed Race 11 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.7%

Estimated Parma Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 879
Growth -28
Growth % -3.1%

Parma Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 24.6%
English 17.2%
US/American 15.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
Dutch 5.4%
Irish 5%
Scottish 3.5%
Polish 3.1%
Italian 3%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
European 1.9%
Canadian 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Austrian 1.1%
Swedish 0.9%
Danish 0.8%
Slavic 0.6%
Arab/Arabic 0.5%
Welsh 0.5%
British 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Parma 907 $46,429
Albion 9,144 $37,399
Concord 1,101 $54,531
Hanover 424 $39,167
Homer 1,851 $41,125
Jackson 36,316 $39,072
Springport 704 $43,068
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Parma High Schools (2004)

Serves 815 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.8

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