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.

Black Diamond is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Black Diamond is a city of sales and office workers, construction workers and builders, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Diamond who work in office and administrative support (19.19%), sales jobs (13.40%), and management occupations (10.41%).

Because of many things, Black Diamond is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Black Diamond 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, Black Diamond has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Black Diamond’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Black Diamond is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Black Diamond, the average commute to work is 33.54 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Black Diamond citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.53% of adults in Black Diamond have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Black Diamond in 2010 was $32,301, which is upper middle income relative to Washington, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,204 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, Italian, and Norwegian.

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

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