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Diamondhead, MS
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Living in Diamondhead


Diamondhead is a somewhat small coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 9,529 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Diamondhead is the 45th largest community in Mississippi.

Diamondhead real estate is some of the most expensive in Mississippi, although Diamondhead house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Diamondhead is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.46% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Diamondhead is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Diamondhead who work in management occupations (20.17%), healthcare (15.65%), and office and administrative support (10.83%).

Also of interest is that Diamondhead has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Diamondhead is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Diamondhead a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Diamondhead has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Diamondhead’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One of the nice things about Diamondhead is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Diamondhead is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Diamondhead, the average commute to work is 36.39 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small city, Diamondhead doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The education level of Diamondhead ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Diamondhead, 40.03% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Diamondhead in 2018 was $39,003, which is wealthy relative to Mississippi and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $156,012 for a family of four. However, Diamondhead contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Diamondhead home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Diamondhead residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Diamondhead include English, Irish, German, French, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Diamondhead is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.


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