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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    B+
Parma is a suburb of Cleveland with a population of 79,559. Parma is in Cuyahoga County. Living in Parma offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Parma there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Parma and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Parma are above average.
About Parma...
Population
79,559

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$112,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$833
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    28%
  • Own
    72%
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Parma Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    86.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    3.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    17.7
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    222.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    764.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    83.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    6%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    15%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    34%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Parma

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,536
National
$55,322
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Parma is a great place to live! I was born and raised here and so were my parents. It's a safe town, with plenty of activities to participate in for everyone. There are plenty of parks, schools and playgrounds for families and children. There is also a good night life for adults or those of age. Parma also is very close to Cleveland, just a short ride on the highway and you are able to partake in all of their activities. The only downside or thing that I think needs to be fixed is our roads. We do have quite a lot of potholes that need to be fixed. Other than that it is a great city to live in for those of all ages!
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Parma is a wonderful city in the suburbs of Cleveland. Wonderful emergency staff of EMTs, Firefighters, and Law Enforcement that makes the city safe and reliable to reside. Attractive real estate and wonderful arrangement of things to do. The wonderful remodelation of the Shoppes of Parma brought a retail revival to the city. Large arrangement of eatries, entertainment, and near major interstate highways within 10 minutes commute and to Downtown Cleveland. It is one of the best in the country!
Parma is a quaint Cleveland suburb, where residents have a history of pink flamingos on the lawn. Public schools are decent and there is a local community college. A safe community, and there are cultural festivals throughout the year, but not much of a nightlife, per se. Renting in Parma is not too expensive, but the taxes are very high. Convenient to three major highways, so great for commuting. Many different flavors of white, but little ethnic diversity.