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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.


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Median household income
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$67,092
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Black Diamond demographic reports
Black Diamond is in the foothills of the Cascade Range, 30 miles southeast of Seattle.
In 1921, the miners, having organized themselves into a union, went on strike. Many were forced to their homes that were built on company land.

Community residents, disgruntled about King County services, voted to incorporate in 1959.

Coal mining declined after World War I, then returned in the 1980s.

Many of the community's first settlers were Welsh and Italian.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 6. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.5 per 1,000 people.
Nearby parks & recreation: Flaming Geyser State Park, Green River Gorge State Park
Municipal address:
25510 Lawson St.
PO Box 599
Black Diamond, WA 98010

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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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Recommendations: Black Diamond Bakery

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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.

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22% of Black Diamond residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Black Diamond, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $782.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,439.


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King County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Black Diamond political report.

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The average commute time for Black Diamond workers is 38 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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