Black Diamond, WA
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Black Diamond is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 4,376 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Black Diamond is the 137th largest community in Washington.

Black Diamond home prices are not only among the most expensive in Washington, but Black Diamond real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Black Diamond isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Black Diamond are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Black Diamond is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Diamond who work in office and administrative support (16.31%), management occupations (12.98%), and sales jobs (12.28%).

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

Because of many things, Black Diamond 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, Black Diamond really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Black Diamond 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.

In Black Diamond, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.56 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The population of Black Diamond overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Black Diamond, 23.72% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Black Diamond in 2010 was $33,654, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $134,616 for a family of four. However, Black Diamond contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Black Diamond is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Black Diamond home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Black Diamond residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Black Diamond include English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Black Diamond is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.

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