Parma is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 79,937 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Parma is the seventh largest community in Ohio.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Parma is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Parma is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Parma who work in office and administrative support (17.57%), sales jobs (10.16%), and food service (7.18%).
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. 19.42% of adults 25 and older in Parma have a college degree.
The per capita income in Parma in 2010 was $24,936, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,744 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Parma include Polish, Irish, Italian, and Slovak.
The most common language spoken in Parma is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Spanish.