Parma is a very small city located in the state of Idaho. With a population of 2,114 people and just one neighborhood, Parma is the 75th largest community in Idaho.
Parma is a blue-collar town, with 42.70% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Parma is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Parma who work in office and administrative support (15.42%), sales jobs (13.51%), and farm management occupations (9.28%).
Another important characteristic of Parma is that a lot of people work in agricultural jobs, especially compared to most other communities in America, and there are quite a number of farms in town.
Being a small city, Parma does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Parma with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.24% of adults in Parma have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Parma in 2018 was $20,520, which is lower middle income relative to Idaho, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,080 for a family of four. However, Parma contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Parma is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Parma home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Parma residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Parma also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.64% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Parma include English, German, Irish, Swedish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Parma is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
It used to be that most Americans lived on the farm, or otherwise made their living from the land, the forests, or the sea. With global trade and an economy increasingly based on providing services to one another, fewer people farm, fish or harvest timber now than at any time in American history. But according to NeighborhoodScout's leading analysis, the neighborhood stands apart from most American neighborhood due to the proportion of its residents still working in these fields. With 6.0% of the workforce so employed, this neighborhood has a greater concentration of such workers than 97.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Parma are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 68.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 22.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 38.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 26.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.2%), and 13.3% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (9.6%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Parma, ID, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Mexican (23.2%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (16.1%), and residents who report German roots (14.4%), and some of the residents are also of Irish ancestry (11.5%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (3.2%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (76.8%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.5%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.