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Parma is a township in Jackson County, in the Jackson metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Parma. For links to other places called Parma, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Parma is 42.289N. The longitude is -84.661W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 951 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,696.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Parma demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Jackson County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49284 ZIP code.
23% of Parma residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Parma ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Parma was $19,026, compared with $21,587 nationally.
16% of Parma residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Parma, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $396. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $763.
Jackson County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Parma political report.
The average commute time for Parma workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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