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Overview

Introduction to Parma, Ohio

Parma is located in Cuyahoga County and is the largest suburb for the city of Cleveland. Parma is home to prominent offices of General Motors, Cox Cable Television and Union Carbide Research Center. In 2003 Parma received national attention for the transmission line failure which contributed to the well known Northeast Blackout of 2003.

History

The first settlers in the region were Benaiah Fay and his family. They migrated from the state of New York and named the city in tribute to Parma, New York which had been named after Parma, Italy. The city had an agricultural based economy during the 19th century. In 1924 it was incorporated as a village. The population experienced significant growth after World War II ended. A large portion of the new residents arrived from the Polish and Eastern European communities of nearby Cleveland.

Local and Nearby Attractions

  • Hungarian Scout Festival
  • Stearns Homestead Fall Festival
  • Big Creek Reservation
  • Stearns Homestead
  • Gibbs House
  • Dunham Tavern Museum
  • Great Lakes Science Center
  • NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
  • Ukrainian Museum Archives
  • Parmatown Mall
  • The Powerhouse
  • Jacobs Field
  • Parma Theatre
  • Henninger House

Activities

The county features a large number of golf courses. Parma residents enjoy the numerous parks which provide opportunities for swimming, bicycle riding, ice skating as well as other outdoor activities. Nearby Cleveland offers a wide variety of activities and entertainment for the residents of Parma.

The nearby Cuyahoga Valley National Park offers numerous scenic trails for hiking and bicycle riding. Interesting formations made from stone are located throughout the park. The numerous waterfalls, scenic rolling hills, steep ravines, wildlife and the river that flows through the park attract a vast amount of visitors to the park. Visitors enjoy the art exhibits, the special event railroad tours provided by the Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad as well as outdoor concerts.

Higher Education

There are 15 colleges located in the county.

Demographics

People

Total Population80,088
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+39,756
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married47.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20%
Median Earnings25+$35,202
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,077
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,070

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,298
% Above Poverty Level89.8%
% Below Poverty Level10.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$778
Median House Value$107,500

Ancestry

Polish15.9%
Irish15.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)13.8%
Italian13.1%
Slovak6.3%
Hungarian5.3%
English4.9%
Ukrainian4.6%
Czech2.5%
Arab1.8%
Slovene1.8%
Serbian1.4%
Romanian1.4%
French Except Basque1.3%
Russian1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Greek1%
Dutch1%
Lebanese0.9%
Croatian0.8%
Canadian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Egyptian0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
African0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Danishn0.1%
German0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
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Parma Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cuyahoga County
Standard Zip Codes44129, 44134, 44130, 44131
Phone Area Codes216,440
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.39
Approximate Longitude-81.74

Parma Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLEVELAND HOPKNS INTL AP
Distance6.6 miles
Jan Temp19 to 33 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.7 inches
StationAKRON
Distance24.7 miles
Jan Temp20 to 34 F
Apr Temp40 to 60 F
Jul Temp64 to 84 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip36 inches
StationCHIPPEWA LAKE
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 61 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brook Park18,875$60,571
Brooklyn10,936$54,293
Brooklyn Heights1,603$74,000
Cuyahoga Heights603$62,031
Parma Heights20,311$57,480
Seven Hills11,697$92,235

Parma Public Libraries

Cuyahoga County Public Library
2111 SNOW RD.
Parma, Ohio
(216) 398-1800

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Parma Hospitals

Parma Community General Hospital
(Non-profit)
7007 Powers Boulevard
(440) 743-3000

Parma Public Schools

Constellation Schools: Parma Community
7667 Day Dr Fl 1st
ZIP: 44129
(440) 888-5490
Other
Total Enrollment 1230
Parkview First Step Preschool
5210 Loya Parkway
ZIP: 44129
(440) 885-2455
Primary
Total Enrollment 219
Parma High School
6285 W 54th St
ZIP: 44129
(440) 885-2300
High
Total Enrollment 1781
Renwood Elementary School
8020 Deerfield Dr
ZIP: 44129
(440) 885-2338
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Ridge-brook Elementary School
7915 Manhattan Ave
ZIP: 44129
(440) 885-2350
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Thoreau Park Elementary School
5401 W 54th St
ZIP: 44129
(440) 885-2352
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Greenbriar Middle School
11810 Huffman Rd
ZIP: 44130
(440) 885-2370
Middle
Total Enrollment 925
Pleasant Valley Elementary School
9906 W Pleasant Valley Rd
ZIP: 44130
(440) 885-2379
Primary
Total Enrollment 855
Quest Community School
12000 Snow Rd Ste 415
ZIP: 44130
(216) 220-4412
High
Total Enrollment 61
Summit Academy Community School-parma
5868 Stumph Rd
ZIP: 44130
(440) 888-5407
Other
Total Enrollment 196
Dentzler Elementary School
3600 Dentzler Rd
ZIP: 44134
(440) 885-2430
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Global Village Academy
5720 State Rd
ZIP: 44134
(216) 767-5956
Primary
Total Enrollment 142
Green Valley Elementary School
2401 W Pleasant Valley Rd
ZIP: 44134
(440) 885-2433
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
John Muir Elementary School
5531 W 24th St
ZIP: 44134
(440) 885-2424
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Normandy High School
2500 W Pleasant Valley Rd
ZIP: 44134
(440) 885-2400
High
Total Enrollment 1404
Shiloh Middle School
2303 Grantwood Dr
ZIP: 44134
(440) 885-8485
Middle
Total Enrollment 768

Parma Private Schools

Bethany Lutheran School
6041 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 44129
Elementary
Total Enrollment 253
St Charles School
7107 Wilber Ave
ZIP: 44129
Elementary
Total Enrollment 513
Bethel Christian Academy
12901 W Pleasant Valley Rd
ZIP: 44130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 123
Holy Family School
7367 York Rd
ZIP: 44130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 168
Parma Montessori & Child Care Center
12965 Corporate Dr
ZIP: 44130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Bridget Of Kildare School
5620 Hauserman Rd
ZIP: 44130
Elementary
Total Enrollment 235
Bethany Christian Elementary
6195 Broadview Rd
ZIP: 44134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 149
Padua Franciscan High School
6740 State Rd
ZIP: 44134
Secondary
Total Enrollment 835
St Anthony Padua School
6800 State Rd
ZIP: 44134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 271
St Columbkille Parish School
6740 Broadview Rd
ZIP: 44134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 406
St Francis De Sales School
3421 Snow Rd
ZIP: 44134
Elementary
Total Enrollment 160
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