Parma, ID Profile: Facts & Data


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Parma, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Parma had a population of 2,401 as of July 1, 2020. Parma ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Parma is located at latitude 43.7852 and longitude -116.9432 in Canyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parma encompass a land area of 1.1 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Canyon County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 2,231 feet.

The City of Parma (GNIS ID: 2411377) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Parma is located within Parma Division of Canyon County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parma: Lower Boise.


Parma, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,401 (100%)
Population in Households 2,392 (99.6%)
Population in Families 2,041 (85.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 9 ( 0.4%)
Population Density 2,222
Diversity Index2 68


Median Household Income $46,353
Average Household Income $63,484
% of Income for Mortgage4 14%
Per Capita Income $22,521
Wealth Index5 54


Total HU (Housing Units) 948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 586 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 276 (29.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 86 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $158,051
Average Home Value $185,299
Housing Affordability Index3 179


Total Households 862
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 618
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 1.88% 1.89%
Households 1.91% 1.88%
Families 1.97% 1.72%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   2.44%
Owner Occupied HU   1.84%


Parma, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parma to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 60 74th
Population Density # 34 85th
Median Household Income # 153 33rd
Housing Affordability Index # 157 69th
Per Capita Income # 139 39th
Diversity Index # 21 91st

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