Parma is a tiny village located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 768 people and just one neighborhood, Parma is the 519th largest community in Michigan. Much of the housing stock in Parma was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic villages in the country.
Unlike some villages, Parma isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Parma are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Parma is a village of professionals, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parma who work in healthcare (13.01%), office and administrative support (12.60%), and food service (7.72%).
Also of interest is that Parma has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
As is often the case in a small village, Parma doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Parma citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.43% of adults 25 and older in Parma have a college degree.
The per capita income in Parma in 2018 was $27,626, which is middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $110,504 for a family of four. However, Parma contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Important ancestries of people in Parma include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Parma is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Other Asian languages.
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Did you know that the neighborhood has more Lithuanian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Lithuanian ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Parma are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 59.1% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 6.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 61.7% of America'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, 36.0% 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 35.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.4%), and 11.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.1% of households. Some people also speak Polish (4.1%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Parma, MI, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (29.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (19.2%), and residents who report Irish roots (18.2%), and some of the residents are also of Polish ancestry (7.3%), along with some French ancestry residents (4.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (47.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (88.9%) 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 (5.6%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.