Parchment, MI Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Parchment, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Parchment had a population of 1,862 as of July 1, 2017. Parchment ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Michigan. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Parchment is located at latitude 42.3275 and longitude -85.5653 in Kalamazoo County. The formal boundaries for the City of Parchment (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Kalamazoo County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 774 feet.

The City of Parchment (GNIS ID: 1626880) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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

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Parchment, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,862
Population in Households 1,862
Population in Familes 1,425
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,023
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 806
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 488
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 903 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 481 (53.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 325 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 97 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $108,978
Average Home Value $113,565


Median Household Income $38,716
Average Household Income $52,851
Per Capita Income $22,878
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.52%
Households 0.35% 0.47%
Families 0.11% 0.33%
Median Household Income   1.16%
Per Capita Income   2.7%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Parchment, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parchment to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 312 55th
Population Density1 # 134 81st
Diversity Index2 # 107 85th
Median Household Income # 549 21st
Per Capita Income # 388 44th

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