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A+ Parma Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B- Parma Cost of Living Cost of living is 3% higher than Ohio
946% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Parma cost of living
A Parma Crime Total crime is 51% lower than Ohio
Total crime
1,32052% lower than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 7652% lower than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-5%Year over year crime is down
Parma crime
D+ Parma Employment Household income is 1% higher than Ohio
Median household income
$51,3837% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$25,71514% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
5%1% lower than the US average
Parma employment
B+ Parma Housing Home value is 18% lower than Ohio
Median home value
$107,50042% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$77818% lower than the US average
Home ownership
73%15% higher than the US average
Parma real estate or Parma rentals
A+ Parma Schools HS graduation rate is equal to Ohio
High school grad. rates
86%3% higher than the US average
School test scores
71%45% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
17:15% higher than the US average
Parma K-12 schools or Parma colleges

Living in Parma, OH

Parma is a medium-sized city located in the state of Ohio. The city has a population of 80,088 people. Parma has a population density of 3,999 people per square mile. This would be considered well above the national population density level. If we take a look at the last Census, the vast majority of the population falls within one racial group (92% White). Given that fact, Parma could be considered less diverse than other cities. 71% of the people in Parma (over the age of 15) are married and 66% have kids under the age of eighteen. Knowing that, it’s safe to say that this area could be a great place for other families to lay down roots.

Are you trying to ascertain if living in Parma is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Ohio, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, weather, employment, you can easily compare the best places to live in Parma and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Parma to Ohio and the national average.

Using data and statistics Parma has received a livability score of 85/100. This score is ranked in the 98th percentile when compared to all other cities. Compared to the US average, Parma ranks among some of the best places to live in the country! The cherry on top is that Parma also ranks in the top 10 percent of all cities. If we take a closer look at each of the categories individually, we see that Parma ranks well for amenities (A+), crime (A), cost of living (B-), education (A+) and housing (B+). Parma does not score well for the following: weather (D). It might be a good idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Parma, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

Low violent crime (murder, rape, robbery, assault) is a must for most people when searching for a new area to live. At 178 crimes per 100,000 residents, Parma has a violent crime rate that is far below the national average.

School test scores can be an important metric in deciding if the local area schools can provide a solid educational system for children. The schools in Parma have a test score average of 71%, which is well above the US average.

Based on multiple factors including: median home and rental prices, appreciation rates and home affordability, Parma has received high marks in the housing category. Based on these calculations, the apartment rental and real estate market appears to be very healthy.

There are many factors that go into deciding if an area is the right fit for your lifestyle. Certain “must haves” like low crime, great schools and nearby amenities are all at the top of most people's lists. But before even considering if those options are available, most people will need to know if the real estate in Parma is actually affordable. The median home price for Parma homes is $107,500, which is 18.5% lower than the Ohio average. If we take a closer look at the affordability of homes in Parma, we’ll see that the home price to income ratio is 2.1, which is 19.2% lower than the Ohio average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Parma will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Parma, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 6.3%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 6.2%.

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Compare Parma, OH Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Parma, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Kamm's Corner, Cleveland776.419,117
University District, Cleveland7210.57,940
Edgewater, Cleveland697.17,397
Tremont, Cleveland696.56,533
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Old Brooklyn, Cleveland683.833,665
Jefferson, Cleveland685.818,606
Downtown, Cleveland6798,632
Ohio City-West Side, Cleveland677.19,075

Best Cities Near Parma, OH

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Silver Lake, OH9021.12,452
Shaker Heights, OH8811.327,773
Bay Village, OH8812.715,414
Avon Lake, OH8816.723,221
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Fairlawn, OH8718.37,477
Medina, OH8718.726,445
Norton, OH8624.912,044
Lakewood, OH867.850,866
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Another loser place

A bunch of over glorified hillbillies with a few extra dollars. Not unlike most other Cleveland suburbs—filled with dying businesses— houses have no character as do MOST of the residents have no character either. Unfriendly place filled with clones -lol. If you talk outside on the phone you better whisper as your neighbors have nothing going on but to listen to you. You might even make the papers if you talk too loud—lol
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Moon Over Parma Tonight

Drew Carey's version of Parma in his hit show is very near to real life in Parma. We lived there with our three small children for several years in the late '90s. There is a real sense of community within the neighborhoods in Parma and that carries over into the school system. It's a great place to raise a family. We loved a lot of things about Parma. Being so close to downtown was one of the greatest benefits. Parma is also only minutes from The Cleveland Zoo. We've lived all around the country and have not found another zoo that even comes close to this one. There are also smaller attractions like Memphis Kiddie Park and trips to Honey Hut Ice Cream, the best ice cream east of the Mississippi.

The city of Parma isn't really a hot spot for night life. But that's one of the things that makes it such a great place for young families. If you want to party, you'll have to head downtown. But again, that's so close by and there's great public transportation straight into downtown Cleveland.

I look back on our time in Parma with fond memories. It's a wholesome city that has all the benefits of a nearby downtown but with all the charm and character you'd hope to find in suburbia.
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Source: The Parma, OH data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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