Black Diamond, WA
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Black Diamond is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 4,477 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, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Diamond who work in management occupations (15.61%), office and administrative support (14.98%), and sales jobs (11.50%).

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.

Black Diamond is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Black Diamond’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Black Diamond, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.62 minutes every day commuting to work.

In terms of college education, Black Diamond is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.32% of adults in Black Diamond have a college degree.

The per capita income in Black Diamond in 2010 was $36,623, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $146,492 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 Asian. Black Diamond also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Black Diamond include German, English, Irish, Norwegian, and Italian.

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


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