- Diamond Springs, California
Diamond Springs — census-designated place — El Dorado County and the state of California Coordinates: Coordinates: Country United States State California County El Dorado Area – Total 16.712 sq mi (43.286 km2) – Land 16.642 sq mi (43.104 km2) – Water 0.070 sq mi (0.182 km2) 0.42% Elevation 1,791 ft (546 m) Population (2010) – Total 11,037 – Density 660.4/sq mi (255/km2) Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8) – Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7) ZIP code 95619 Area code(s) 530 FIPS code 06-19220 GNIS feature ID 0277499 Reference #: 487
Diamond Springs (formerly, Diamond Spring and Diamond) is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Dorado County, California, United States. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 11,037 at the 2010 census, up from 4,888 at the 2000 census. The town is registered as California Historical Landmark #487. It lies at an elevation of 1791 feet (546 m).
This town, settled in 1848, derived its name from its crystal clear springs. Among the richest spots in this vicinity, its diggings produced a 25-pound nugget, one of the largest ever found in El Dorado County. Its most thriving period was in 1851 and, through its lumber, lime production, and agriculture, Diamond Springs has retained some of its early importance.
A post office was established at Diamond Spring in 1853; the name was changed to Diamond Springs in 1950.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 16.7 square miles (43 km2), of which, 16.6 square miles (43 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.42%) is water.
The 2010 United States Census reported that Diamond Springs had a population of 11,037. The population density was 660.4 people per square mile (255.0/km²). The racial makeup of Diamond Springs was 9,743 (88.3%) White, 39 (0.4%) African American, 176 (1.6%) Native American, 110 (1.0%) Asian, 6 (0.1%) Pacific Islander, 518 (4.7%) from other races, and 445 (4.0%) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1,377 persons (12.5%).
The Census reported that 10,904 people (98.8% of the population) lived in households, 23 (0.2%) lived in non-institutionalized group quarters, and 110 (1.0%) were institutionalized.
There were 4,579 households, out of which 1,195 (26.1%) had children under the age of 18 living in them, 2,208 (48.2%) were opposite-sex married couples living together, 530 (11.6%) had a female householder with no husband present, 199 (4.3%) had a male householder with no wife present. There were 230 (5.0%) unmarried opposite-sex partnerships, and 29 (0.6%) same-sex married couples or partnerships. 1,380 households (30.1%) were made up of individuals and 848 (18.5%) had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38. There were 2,937 families (64.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.94.
The population was spread out with 2,253 people (20.4%) under the age of 18, 776 people (7.0%) aged 18 to 24, 2,200 people (19.9%) aged 25 to 44, 3,373 people (30.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 2,435 people (22.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.1 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males.
There were 4,921 housing units at an average density of 294.5 per square mile (113.7/km²), of which 3,301 (72.1%) were owner-occupied, and 1,278 (27.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.0%. 7,849 people (71.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,055 people (27.7%) lived in rental housing units.
As of the census of 2000, there were 4,888 people, 1,984 households, and 1,327 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 823.0 people per square mile (317.7/km²). There were 2,057 housing units at an average density of 346.3 per square mile (133.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.16% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 2.23% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.48% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. 8.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,984 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 21.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 88.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $36,449, and the median income for a family was $40,833. Males had a median income of $35,844 versus $26,500 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $19,466. About 8.4% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.0% of those under age 18 and 10.6% of those age 65 or over.
In the state legislature Diamond Springs is located in the 1st Senate District, represented by Republican Dave Cox, and in the 4th Assembly District, represented by Republican Ted Gaines. Federally, Diamond Springs is located in California's 4th congressional district, which has a Cook PVI of R +11 and is represented by Republican John Doolittle.
- ^ U.S. Census
- ^ a b Durham, David L. (1998). California's Geographic Names: A Gazetteer of Historic and Modern Names of the State. Quill Driver Books. p. 476. ISBN 9781884995149.
- ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Diamond Springs, California
- ^ All data are derived from the United States Census Bureau reports from the 2010 United States Census, and are accessible on-line here. The data on unmarried partnerships and same-sex married couples are from the Census report DEC_10_SF1_PCT15. All other housing and population data are from Census report DEC_10_DP_DPDP1. Both reports are viewable online or downloadable in a zip file containing a comma-delimited data file. The area data, from which densities are calculated, are available on-line here. Percentage totals may not add to 100% due to rounding. The Census Bureau defines families as a household containing one or more people related to the householder by birth, opposite-sex marriage, or adoption. People living in group quarters are tabulated by the Census Bureau as neither owners nor renters. For further details, see the text files accompanying the data files containing the Census reports mentioned above.
- ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- ^ "Will Gerrymandered Districts Stem the Wave of Voter Unrest?". Campaign Legal Center Blog. http://www.clcblog.org/blog_item-85.html. Retrieved 2007-10-20.
- El Dorado Western Railway Foundation blog The railway is restoring the Diamond and Caldor Railway No. 4 Shay locomotive at the El Dorado County Historical Museum
Municipalities and communities of El Dorado County, California Cities CDPs Unincorporated
Apex | Arroyo Vista | Aukum | Avinsino Corner | Balderson Station | Bonetti | Brandon Corner | Brela | Briarwood Canyon | Bryants | Buckeye | Buffalo Hill | Bullard | Caldor | Cambridge Oaks | Cameron Airpark Estates | Camino Heights | Camp Richardson | Campana | Cedar Grove | Clarksville | Claussenius | Cool | Coyoteville | Crescent Ridge Village | Croft | Crown Village | Darlington | Deer Park | Deer View | Ditch Camp Five | Dugan | Echo Lake | El Dorado | Emerald Bay | Equestrian Village | Fair Play | Fairbanks | Fallen Leaf | Five Mile Terrace | Flonellis | Fornis | Fountain Place | Franciscan Village | Frenchtown | Fresh Pond | Garden Valley | Gilberts | Glenridge Park | Gold Hill | Gold Ridge | Gold Trail Park | Governors Village | Green Springs Ranch | Green Springs Valley | Green Valley Acres | Greenwood | Griminger | Grizzly Peak | Happy Valley | Hickok Ranch | Hidden Valley | Highland Village | Jayhawk | Jones Place | Kelsey | Kingsville | Kiva Beach | Kyburz | La Cresta Village | Lake Hills Estates | Lake Valley | Lakeridge Oaks | Lakewood Sierra | Latrobe | Leonardi | Little Norway | Lotus | Lower Forni | Manzanita Acres | Marble Mountain | Mariemont | Marina Village | McConnel Place | McManus | Meadow Brook | Meeks Bay | Meiss | Melsons Corner | Meyers | Morrison | Motor City | Nashville | Nebelhorn | Newtown | North Placerville | Oak Creek Hills | Oak Ridge Village | Oak Tree Village | Old Fort Jim | Old Pino | Omo Ranch | Outingdale | Pacific | Pacific House | Park Village | Perks Corner | Phillips | Pilliken | Pilot Hill | Pino Grande | Pleasant Valley | Pomins | Quintette | Raffetto | Rancho del Sol | Rescue | Ridgeview Village | Riverton | Saint Andrews Village | Sciots Camp | Short Place | Shrub | Sierra Springs | Skinners | Sly Park | Smithflat | Soapweed | Somerset | Spanish Flat | Sprekelsville | Spring Creek | Spring Valley | Springfield Meadows | Stonegate Village | Strawberry | Summit Village | Sweeneys Crossing | Tallac Village | Tiger Lily | Twin Bridges | Tylers Corner | Upper Forni | Van Vleck | Virner | Volcanoville | Voss | Waterford Village | White Hall | Winterhaven Village | Zee Estates
Aurum City | Bamom | Bennett | Buckeye Flat | Canton | Canyon | Cedar Creek Camp | Chicken Flat | Chili Bar | Cincinnati | Cummings | Dogtown | Dufftown | Euchre Diggings | Flora's | Fornis | Frosts | Golden | Green Springs | Green Valley | Greenwood Camp | Higgins Point | Hitchcock Ranch | Indak | Jacobsen | Jurgens | Koloma | Lava | Lawrenceberg | Live Oak Bar | Middletown | Missouri House | Mormon Tavern | Onchomo | Opok | Peru | Pleasant Flat | Powningville | River Hill | Rodwell | Rubicon | Rubicon Lodge | Rubicon Springs | Sailors Flat | Saint Lawrence | Salmon Falls | Siwim Pakan | Slatington | Snyders Bar | Sportsmans Hall | Stag Flat | Stony Bar | Swift | Texas Bar | Tchikimisi | Union Flat | Uniontown | Uno | Urban | Wentworth Springs | Yalisumni | Youngs | Zodoc
‡This CDP also has portions in an adjacent county or counties
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