Diamond City, Alberta

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Diamond City is located in Alberta
Diamond City
Diamond City
Location of Diamond City, Alberta

Diamond City is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the Lethbridge County.[1] It is located on Highway 25, approximately 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) north of Lethbridge. The community was so named on account of deposits of coal near the original town site, a resource also called "black diamond".[2]

Diamond City was first settled at the turn of the 20th century by farmers, ranchers and miners. The community grew rapidly when a coal mine was opened in 1905.[3] Previously an incorporated town, Diamond City dissolved on June 30, 1937.[4]

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As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Diamond City recorded a population of 184 living in 62 of its 64 total private dwellings, a change of 13.6% from its 2011 population of 162. With a land area of 0.54 km2 (0.21 sq mi), it had a population density of 340.7/km2 (882.5/sq mi) in 2016.[5]

As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Diamond City had a population of 162 living in 52 of its 54 total dwellings, a 0% change from its 2006 population of 162. With a land area of 0.53 km2 (0.20 sq mi), it had a population density of 306/km2 (792/sq mi) in 2011.[6]

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