Parma is a small city in Ohio with a population of just under 80,000. Retirees are customary, as they account for 18% of the population compared to 14% nationally. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 42, is older than most cities in Ohio. Most Parma residents own their homes, and 27% of residents rent. The average rent of $873 a month is just above the state average.
Parma residents have an average commute of about 27 minutes. Many residents (47%) commute to work by car, while public transit isn't extensively used. Walking isn't a common way to get to work.
Parma has a relatively large number of residents over the age of 25 who have earned an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Further, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have a Master's degree or Doctorate. Parma residents have a plethora of industries from which to choose, the most common four of which are healthcare, retail, manufacturing, and entertainment. Combined, these industries make up 30% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's residents work in sales, as 9% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of just over $62,000, Parma workers take home about the same as the average Ohio resident. Parma, however, compares less favorably to the national average ($73,345).