Parma, Missouri

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Parma is a city in New Madrid County, Missouri, United States. The population was 852 at the 2000 census.



Parma was first incorporated as a village in 1900.

In 1903, Parma, along with the neighboring community of Lotta, was incorporated as a village, retaining the name "Parma."

It became a fourth class city in 1905.


Parma is located at 36°36′48″N 89°49′03″W / 36.613352°N 89.817455°W / 36.613352; -89.817455.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 852 people, 333 households, and 229 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,325.6 people per square mile (514.0/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 595.9/sq mi (231.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 57.39% White, 41.55% African American, 0.12% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.82% of the population.

There were 333 households out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 18.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city the population was spread out with 27.3% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,804, and the median income for a family was $23,333. Males had a median income of $24,444 versus $15,804 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,031. About 29.5% of families and 34.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 53.8% of those under age 18 and 15.0% of those age 65 or over.

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