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Black Diamond is a city in King County, in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metro area.
The community was named for the Black Diamond Coal Company, which opened mines in the region in the 1880s.
The latitude of Black Diamond is 47.308N. The longitude is -122.001W.It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 653 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 3,925.
Community residents, disgruntled about King County services, voted to incorporate in 1959.
Coal mining declined after World War I, then returned in the 1980s.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Black Diamond demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the King County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Seattle area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 98010 ZIP code.
18% of Black Diamond residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Black Diamond ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Black Diamond was $26,936, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Black Diamond residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Black Diamond, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $782. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,439.
Libraries in Black Diamond include Black Diamond Library ... View libraries
King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Black Diamond political report.
The average commute time for Black Diamond workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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