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Overview

Introduction to Parma Heights, Ohio

Parma Heights, Ohio, in Cuyahoga county, is 2 miles SW of Parma, Ohio (center to center) and 8 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio. The city is part of the Cleveland - Lorain - Elyria metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 21,659 people live in Parma Heights.

Parma Heights History

Parma Heights was a part of the Township of Parma until 1911. The area was first settled in 1818 and originally incorporated in the year 1912. According to some, it was named after Parma in New York. Some also believed that the place derived its name from Parma in Italy. In its early days Parma Heights was a farming community. However, a few country inns and commercial establishments also existed. In 1959, Parma Heights was reincorporated as a city.

Parma Heights and nearby Attractions

  • Big Creek Reservation
  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
  • Brookside Park
  • Ukrainian Museum-Archives
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Rocky River Reservation

Things To Do In Parma Heights

While staying at Parma Heights, you can enjoy wildlife beauty at the Big Creek Reservation. You can also visit the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Old Stone Church,, and Cleveland Botanical Garden. It takes only a few minutes of driving to reach the Edgewater Beach. If you are interested in history, you can plan a day trip to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Cleveland Museum of Natural History, and Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland.

Parma Heights Transportation

Cleveland - Hopkins International Airport is close to the city.

Parma Heights Higher Education

The nearest colleges are Baldwin - Wallace College, Cuyahoga Community College District, and Cleveland State University.

People

Total Population 20,490
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,676
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 46.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.6%
Median Earnings25+ $35,254
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,822
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,412

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,680
% Above Poverty Level 86.8%
% Below Poverty Level 13.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.1%
Median Gross Rent $736
Median House Value $115,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.2%
US/American 0%
English 7.1%
Irish 16.5%

Parma Heights Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles SW of Parma, Ohio (center to center)
Nearest Large City 8 miles SW of Cleveland, Ohio
County Cuyahoga
Standard Zip Codes 44130
Phone Area Codes 440
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.39
Longitude -81.759

Parma Heights Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 33 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.7 inches
Station AKRON
Distance 24.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 34 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 64 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36 inches
Station CHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Parma Heights, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Midpark (44130)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

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Location Population Median Family Income
Brook Park 19,027 $60,927
Brooklyn 11,047 $48,913
Brooklyn Heights 1,518 $75,972
Middleburg Heights 15,823 $73,176
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Parma Heights High Schools

VALLEY FORGE HIGH SCHOOL
9999 INDEPENDENCE BLVD
440-885-2330
Serves 1,663 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

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