Parchment is a city in Kalamazoo County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The 2010 census recorded a population of 1,804. The name is derived from the parchment company that used to manufacture there. Parchment is located just northeast of the city of Kalamazoo, and is mostly surrounded by Kalamazoo Township.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.41 km²), of which 0.92 square miles (2.38 km²) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km²) is water. Parchment is east of the Kalamazoo River.
In the November 2010 gubernatorial election, 588 ballots were cast in the city of Parchment. As of the census of 2010, there were 1,804 people, 786 households, and 484 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,960.9 inhabitants per square mile (757.1/km²). There were 881 housing units at an average density of 957.6 per square mile (369.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.6% White, 8.5% African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.3% Asian, 1.3% from other races, and 4.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.4% of the population.
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