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Welcome to Parma ...

The city of Parma is located in Cuyahoga County<1>.

The pronunciation of Parma: PAHR-muh<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Parma has a population of 78,157 people<3> (see below for details).

Parma was established in 1816.

The community of Parma is 940 feet [287 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Parma lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Parma is within the (216) area code.

The ZIP code for Parma: 44129<5>

Websites for Parma ...

Official Website: www.cityofparma-oh.gov/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Parma had an population of 78,157 people. This is a decrease of 4.22% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.75% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Parma had a population of 81,601 people (or 6.37% of the total population of Cuyahoga County). This makes Parma the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Parma represents 0.71% of the total population of Ohio (which has 11,536,504 people), making it the state's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 81,601 people, the population of Parma decreased 4.73% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 85,655 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Parma.

Communities Also Named Parma ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Parma - they are located in Arkansas (2), Colorado (2), Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New York and Ontario.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Parma.

Communities near Parma ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Parma.

  • Cleveland (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland
    • Cleveland lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the north of Parma and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 378,589 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland<7>
  • Lakewood (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakewood
    • Lakewood lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Parma and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,350 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakewood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakewood<7>
  • Euclid (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euclid
    • Euclid lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Parma and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 46,205 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euclid have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Euclid<7>
  • Strongsville (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strongsville
    • Strongsville lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Parma and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 44,481 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strongsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strongsville<7>
  • Cleveland Heights (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleveland Heights
    • Cleveland Heights lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Parma and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,569 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleveland Heights
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleveland Heights<7>
  • North Ridgeville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Ridgeville
    • North Ridgeville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Parma and is located in Lorain County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,104 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Ridgeville have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Ridgeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Ridgeville<7>
  • Brunswick (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
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    • Brunswick lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Parma and is located in Medina County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 35,052 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brunswick have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brunswick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brunswick<7>
  • Westlake (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake
    • Westlake lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Parma and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,907 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westlake<7>
  • North Olmsted (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Olmsted
    • North Olmsted lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Parma and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 31,173 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Olmsted have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Olmsted
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for North Olmsted<7>
  • Garfield Heights (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garfield Heights
    • Garfield Heights lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the east of Parma and is located in Cuyahoga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,272 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garfield Heights

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Parma. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Parma.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Parma. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Parma.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Parma. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Parma.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Parma ...

Looking for more information about Parma? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Parma, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Parma.

Adding Parma to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Parma in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Parma was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Parma on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Parma on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Parma

Visit our Community Index for Ohio

About Cuyahoga County

About Ohio

The official website for Parma: www.cityofparma-oh.gov/

The official website for Cuyahoga County: www.cuyahoga.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Cuyahoga, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Parma. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Parma.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Parma - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Parma). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Parma or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Parma) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Parma. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ParmaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4049, Longitude: -81.7227    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




 

 

 

 

 


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