Diamond, Illinois

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Coordinates: 41°17′16″N 88°15′14″W / 41.28778°N 88.25389°W / 41.28778; -88.25389
Diamond
Village
Country United States
State Illinois
Counties Grundy, Will
Elevation 561 ft (171 m)
Coordinates 41°17′16″N 88°15′14″W / 41.28778°N 88.25389°W / 41.28778; -88.25389
Area 1.89 sq mi (5 km2)
 - land 1.89 sq mi (5 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2)
Population 2,527 (2010)
Density 880.3 / sq mi (340 / km2)
Mayor Terry Kernc
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Postal code 60416
Area code 815 & 779
Location of Diamond within Illinois
Location of Diamond within Illinois
Wikimedia Commons: Diamond, Illinois

Diamond is a village in Grundy and Will Counties, Illinois. The population was 2,527 at the 2010 census. Terry Kernc is the current mayor of Diamond.

History[edit]

Diamond, Illinois, was named for its location in the center of the "Black Diamond" coal district.[1]

February 16, 1883 the Diamond Mine flooded killing 72 miners. A monument is erected in Diamond, Illinois memorializing the event.[2]

Geography[edit]

Diamond is located at 41°17′16″N 88°15′14″W / 41.28778°N 88.25389°W / 41.28778; -88.25389 (41.287699, -88.253824).[3]

According to the 2010 census, the village has a total area of 1.89 square miles (4.9 km2), all land.[4]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,393 people, 551 households, and 406 families residing in the village. The population density was 880.3 people per square mile (340.4/km²). There were 597 housing units at an average density of 377.3 per square mile (145.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 97.13% White, 0.65% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.86% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.52% of the population.

There were 551 households out of which 36.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 14.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.3% were non-families. 21.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the village the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 94.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.7 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $43,750, and the median income for a family was $49,688. Males had a median income of $46,136 versus $24,813 for females. The per capita income for the village was $20,223. About 5.6% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.2% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 106. 
  2. ^ "Coal City Public Library". http://www.ccpld.org/coalmining/diamond/diamond_minedisaster.html. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ "Places: Illinois". 2010 Census Gazetteer Files. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-10-13. 
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.