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Diamond Springs, California - Basic Facts

The Diamond Springs Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in El Dorado County at latitude 38.6921 and longitude -120.8365. El Dorado County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 1,791 feet.

The formal official name is the Diamond Springs Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Diamond Springs, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Diamond Springs indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Diamond Springs Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

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Diamond Springs, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 10,955
Population in Households 10,837
Population in Familes 8,693
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 658
Diversity Index2 40


Total Households 4,569
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,014
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,957 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,299 (66.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,270 (25.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 388 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $249,391
Average Home Value $289,944


Median Household Income $52,449
Average Household Income $67,248
Per Capita Income $27,897
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.18% 0.12%
Households -0.05% 0.19%
Families 0.61% 0.22%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Diamond Springs, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Diamond Springs to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 470 69th
Population Density1 # 867 43rd
Diversity Index2 # 1156 24th
Median Household Income # 760 50th
Per Capita Income # 660 57th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE California Census Data Comparison Tool.