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Parchment is a city in Kalamazoo County, in the Kalamazoo-Portage metro area.
The community was named after the Kalamazoo Vegetable Parchment Company, a local paper mill
The latitude of Parchment is 42.328N. The longitude is -85.569W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 774 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,881.
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18% of Parchment residents report German ancestry, and 16% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Parchment ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Parchment was $18,911, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Parchment residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Parchment, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $488. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $905.
Libraries in Parchment include Parchment Community Library ... View libraries
Kalamazoo County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Parchment political report.
The average commute time for Parchment workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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