Parma is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 79,425 people and 22 constituent neighborhoods, Parma is the seventh largest community in Ohio.
Parma is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Parma is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Parma who work in office and administrative support (17.26%), sales jobs (10.13%), and healthcare (7.26%).
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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Parma is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Parma area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, Parma is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.99% of adults 25 and older in Parma have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Parma in 2010 was $25,715, 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 $102,860 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.