Black Diamond, Alberta

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Black Diamond
Town of Black Diamond
Black Diamond is located in Alberta
Black Diamond
Black Diamond
Location of Black Diamond in Alberta
Coordinates: 50°41′N 114°14′W / 50.683°N 114.233°W / 50.683; -114.233
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Municipal district Municipal District of Foothills No. 31
Founded 1907
 • Mayor Sharlene Brown
 • Governing body Black Diamond Town Council
Area (2011)[2]
 • Total 3.21 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 1,159 m (3,802 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 2,373
 • Density 740.3/km2 (1,917/sq mi)
 • Dwellings 756
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
Postal code span T1S
Area code(s) +1-403
Highways Highway 22
Highway 7
Waterways Sheep River
Website Official website

Black Diamond is a sister town to Turner Valley. There exists a three-kilometer trail next to the roadway between Black Diamond and Turner Valley named the Friendship Trail. It has a hospital, shops, hotels and residences, an elementary school [K-6] and highschool [7-12] as well a hockey rink and a Boys and Girls Club. Little oil or gas remains. It is located in the Municipal District of Foothills No. 31.

Black Diamond is nestled in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies in the midst of some of Canada's best ranch country.


In the 2011 Census, the Town of Black Diamond had a population of 2,373 living in 945 of its 1,001 total dwellings, a 24.9% change from its 2006 population of 1,900. With a land area of 3.21 km2 (1.24 sq mi), it had a population density of 739.3/km2 (1,914.7/sq mi) in 2011.[2]

The population of the Town of Black Diamond according to its 2009 municipal census is 2,308.[4]

According to the 2006 census, Black Diamond has a:

  • population of 1,900 living in 756 dwellings, a 1.8% increase from 2001
  • land area of 3.21 km2 (1.24 sq mi)
  • and a population density of 592.7/km2 (1,535/sq mi).[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Town of Black Diamond. "Town Council". Archived from the original on 2007-01-05. Retrieved 2007-06-22. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and census subdivisions (municipalities), 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-02-08. 
  3. ^ "Alberta Private Sewage Systems 2009 Standard of Practice Handbook: Appendix A.3 Alberta Design Data (A.3.A. Alberta Climate Design Data by Town)" (PDF) (PDF). Safety Codes Council. January 2012. pp. 212–215 (PDF pages 226–229). Retrieved October 8, 2013. 
  4. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2009-09-15). "Alberta 2009 Official Population List" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  5. ^ Statistics Canada. "Canada 2006 Census: Black Diamond - Community Profile". Retrieved 2007-06-09. 

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Coordinates: 50°41′N 114°14′W / 50.683°N 114.233°W / 50.683; -114.233 (Black Diamond)