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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    C+
Parma is a town in Idaho with a population of 2,109. Parma is in Canyon County. Living in Parma offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Parma and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Parma are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$98,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$535
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    47.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    47.1
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,177.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,177.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    94.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    28%
    13%

Working in Parma

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$38,194
National
$55,322
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Parma Reviews

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Parma is a great small town with an excellent school system and very nice people! It is an agricultural community with beautiful farm country surrounding a little town.
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Family friendly, safe, quiet, tight knit, welcoming, very low crime rate, great police staff, sprawling fields of cattle & alfalfa, wonderful teachers and caring school staff are what you’ll find in Parma. No nightlife to speak of but 20 min SE to Caldwell or 20 min N to Ontario and you’ll find live music, dancing & a variety of bars & restaurants.
Parma is a small town where everyone knows everyone and they all get along. The school is great and there are many opportunities to grow there. There aren't a lot of place to go and hang out, so if you want to shop or have fun you have to go to a town like Boise or Nampa. Other than that, it is an amazing town!