Diamondhead is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Mississippi. With a population of 8,180 people and just one neighborhood, Diamondhead is the 45th largest community in Mississippi.
Real Estate Prices
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.
Occupations and Workforce
Diamondhead is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.19% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Diamondhead is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Diamondhead who work in management occupations (13.19%), teaching (11.61%) and sales jobs (11.46%).
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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Diamondhead is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Diamondhead really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Diamondhead perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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.
In Diamondhead, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.71 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Diamondhead doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.