Diamond Ridge, Alaska

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Diamond Ridge, Alaska
CDP
View from Diamond Ridge, showing Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains
View from Diamond Ridge, showing Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains
Diamond Ridge, Alaska is located in Alaska
Diamond Ridge, Alaska
Diamond Ridge, Alaska
Location within the state of Alaska
Coordinates: 59°39′55″N 151°34′15″W / 59.66528°N 151.57083°W / 59.66528; -151.57083Coordinates: 59°39′55″N 151°34′15″W / 59.66528°N 151.57083°W / 59.66528; -151.57083
Country United States
State Alaska
Borough Kenai Peninsula
Government
 • Borough mayor Mike Navarre[1]
Area
 • Total 47.7 sq mi (123.5 km2)
 • Land 47.6 sq mi (123.4 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 1,060 ft (323 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,802
Time zone Alaska (AKST) (UTC-9)
 • Summer (DST) AKDT (UTC-8)
Area code(s) 907
FIPS code 02-18925
GNIS feature ID 1865549

Diamond Ridge is a census-designated place (CDP) just outside of Homer in Kenai Peninsula Borough, Alaska, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 1,802.

Geography[edit]

Diamond Ridge is located at 59°39′55″N 151°34′15″W / 59.66528°N 151.57083°W / 59.66528; -151.57083 (59.665391, -151.570826).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 47.7 square miles (124 km2), of which, 47.6 square miles (123 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.08%) is water. The main access is via Diamond Ridge Road, which runs across the top of the 5 miles (8.0 km) long ridge[3] and connects to feeders roads on either side.

Demographics[edit]

Diamond Ridge seen from the Homer city limit on Roger's Loop Road

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,802 people, 683 households, and 471 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 37.8 people per square mile (14.6/km²). There were 850 housing units at an average density of 17.8/sq mi (6.9/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 92.29% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 3.16% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 0.89% from other races, and 3.11% from two or more races. 2.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 683 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 5.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 5.3% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 28.6% from 45 to 64, and 5.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.9 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $50,977, and the median income for a family was $61,813. Males had a median income of $51,964 versus $26,548 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,864. About 7.9% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.2% of those under age 18 and 4.8% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2013 ACoM Members". Online Resource Center, Alaska Conference of Mayors. Juneau: Alaska Municipal League. 2013. Retrieved May 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Diamond Ridge, Alaska
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.