Black Diamond, WA

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Living in Black Diamond

Black Diamond is a very small city located in the state of Washington. With a population of 4,781 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.

Unlike some cities, Black Diamond isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Black Diamond are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Black Diamond is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Black Diamond who work in management occupations (17.91%), office and administrative support (12.24%), and architecture and engineering (6.80%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.07% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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 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 35.31 minutes every day commuting to work.

The citizens of Black Diamond are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.70% of adults in Black Diamond have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Black Diamond in 2018 was $49,355, which is wealthy relative to Washington and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $197,420 for a family of four.

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. Important ancestries of people in Black Diamond include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and European.

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

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