Parma Heights

Parma Heights

Parma Heights, city (1990 pop. 21,448), Cuyahoga co., NE Ohio, a residential suburb of Cleveland; settled 1818, set off from Parma and inc. 1912. It is surrounded on three sides by Parma, and the two cities share the same school system and other municipal facilities.
Parma Heights is a city in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, United States. The population was 21,659 at the 2000 census.

Its current mayor is Martin K. Zanotti, who was appointed mayor in 2000, upon the retirement of long-time mayor Paul W. Cassidy.


Parma Heights is located at (41.386051, -81.763459).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.2 square miles (10.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 21,659 people, 9,823 households, and 5,825 families residing in the city. The population density was 5,158.6 people per square mile (1,991.1/km²). There were 10,263 housing units at an average density of 2,444.4/sq mi (943.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.76% White, 1.17% African American, 0.13% Native American, 2.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 1.15% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.62% of the population.

There were 9,823 households out of which 22.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.0% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.7% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.86.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 25.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,985, and the median income for a family was $48,641. Males had a median income of $39,034 versus $27,564 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,522. About 5.4% of families and 7.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.7% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over.

City Council

There are seven council members serving at large. Every two years there is an election. Four positions are open. The top three candidates are each elected for a four-year term. The fourth candidate is awarded a two-year term.

[Effective January 2008] Current City Council Members (next election)

    Michael P. Byrne (2009)
    Kelly Czack (2011)
    Lesley DeSouza (2011)
    Alex V. Johnson (2009)
    Ralph Kolasinski (2011)
    Jim McCall (2009)
    Robert P. Sepik (2009)

      Results of the November 6, 2007 election:

      2051 votes Lesley Ann DeSouza
      1821 votes Ralph Kolasinski
      1644 votes Kelly Czack
      1632 votes Jim McCall
      Therefore, DeSouza, Kolasinski and Czack will serve four-year terms with the next election being held in 2011. McCall will serve two years with the next election being held in 2009.


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