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Parma township, MI map Land area: 36.3 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 2,696 (11% urban, 89% rural)
Males: 1,355  (50.3%)
Females: 1,341  (49.7%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 2,660 (2,347 owner occupied, 313 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

12%
State:

26%


Races in Parma township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 92.7%
  • Black: 3.4%
  • American Indian and Alaska Native: 0.8%
  • Asian: 0.1%
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0.1%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 1.9%
  • Two or more races: 0.9%
  • Some other race: 0.1%

Median age of males: 37.5
Median age of females: 37.7

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Average household size: 2.82

Parma township:

2.8 people
Michigan:

2.6 people

Average family size: 3.17

Estimated median household income in 2009: $52,419 ($48,510 in 1999)
This township:

$52,419
Michigan:

$45,255

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $497 (lower quartile is $405, upper quartile is $649)
Here:

$497
State:

$591

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $123,332 (it was $98,400 in 2000)
Parma township:

$123,332
Michigan:

$132,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $72,689 - $158,025

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $138,756
Here:

$138,756
State:

$168,888

Townhouses or other attached units: $783,540
Here:

$783,540
State:

$147,658

In 2-unit structures: $65,430
Here:

$65,430
State:

$101,322

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $45,384
Here:

$45,384
State:

$144,298

Mobile homes: $101,075
Here:

$101,075
State:

$39,606
Population density: 74 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

7.1%
Whole state:

10.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

2.5%
Whole state:

4.8%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Churches in Parma township include: North Parma Church (A), Grace Freewill Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Smithfield Cemetery (1), Perry-Graham Cemetery (2), Wright Cemetery (3), Quakertown Cemetery (4), Campbell Cemetery (5), Parma Cemetery (6), King Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Number of foreign born residents: 50 (70% naturalized citizens)

Parma township:  1.9%
State:  5.3%

70% of Parma township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Michigan.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 2185
  • Northeast: 38
  • Midwest: 179
  • South: 201
  • West: 61

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $93,800

Parma township, Michigan satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 5.7%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
16 people in other group homes

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 845
  • One, attached: 6
  • Two: 26
  • 3 or 4: 23
  • 5 to 9: 5
  • Mobile homes: 114
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Median worth of mobile homes: $50,000


Housing units in Parma township with a mortgage: 363 (17 second mortgage, 44 home equity loan, 4 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 100

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 19
  • 1995 to 1998: 101
  • 1990 to 1994: 54
  • 1980 to 1989: 97
  • 1970 to 1979: 222
  • 1960 to 1969: 106
  • 1950 to 1959: 87
  • 1940 to 1949: 68
  • 1939 or earlier: 270

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Parma township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 18
  • 4 rooms: 66
  • 5 rooms: 211
  • 6 rooms: 198
  • 7 rooms: 145
  • 8 rooms: 101
  • 9 or more rooms: 90

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Parma township, Michigan:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 20
  • 5 rooms: 41
  • 6 rooms: 17
  • 7 rooms: 8
  • 8 rooms: 4
  • 9 or more rooms: 6

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Parma township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 16
  • 2 bedrooms: 127
  • 3 bedrooms: 446
  • 4 bedrooms: 189
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 51

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Parma township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 4
  • 2 bedrooms: 40
  • 3 bedrooms: 57
  • 4 bedrooms: 8
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 4

Cars and other vehicles available in Parma township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 35
  • 1 vehicle: 143
  • 2 vehicles: 360
  • 3 vehicles: 188
  • 4 vehicles: 92
  • 5 or more vehicles: 11

Cars and other vehicles available in Parma township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 2
  • 1 vehicle: 50
  • 2 vehicles: 50
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 2

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Construction (15%)
  • Metal and metal products (14%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Machinery (5%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (13%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Parma township:

  • German (23.4%)
  • English (17.2%)
  • United States or American (13.5%)
  • Irish (9.4%)
  • Polish (6.1%)
  • Dutch (3.1%)
  • Italian (1.9%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents:

  • Mexico (56%)
  • Philippines (20%)
  • Canada (8%)
  • Poland (6%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,120 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 126 (10%)
  • Walked: 25 (2%)
  • Other means: 17 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 25 (2%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (39%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (37%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (13%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

20 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
16 people in other group homes

95.4% of residents of Parma township speak English at home.
3.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (43% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 30% speak English not well).
1.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,677
  • In family households: 2,438 (640 male householders, 118 female householders)
    641 spouses, 901 children (834 natural, 5 adopted, 62 stepchildren), 47 grandchildren, 7 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 36 other relatives, 48 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 239 (117 male householders (94 living alone)), 68 female householders (56 living alone)), 54 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 37 (0 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 274 2-persons, 181 3-persons, 190 4-persons, 75 5-persons, 38 6-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 150 1-person, 31 2-persons, 4 4-persons,

545 married couples with children.
137 single-parent households (44 men, 93 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 34
Here:

9.7%
Michigan:

11.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 10
Here:

4.4%
Michigan:

8.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 10
Here:

12.2%
Michigan:

16.5%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Parma township:

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