Parma, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Parma, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Parma had a population of 2,288 as of July 1, 2017. 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 43.7863 and longitude -116.9425 in Canyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parma (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Parma population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Parma: Lower Boise.

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Parma, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,288
Daytime Population: Workers 686
Daytime Population: Residents 1,459
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,145
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 2,279
Population in Familes 1,950
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density2 2,078
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $35,356
Average Household Income $51,998
Per Capita Income $18,520


Total Housing Units 892 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 545 (61.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 275 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $115,672
Average Home Value $136,624


Total Households 820
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 595
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.99% 2.17%
Households 2.01% 2.17%
Families 2.26% 2.1%
Median Household Income   0.88%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 2017 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 # 62 73rd
Population Density # 39 83rd
Diversity Index # 21 91st
Median Household Income # 187 18th
Per Capita Income # 180 21st

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