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]

Demographics[edit]

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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References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberta Municipal Affairs (2010-04-01). "Specialized and Rural Municipalities and Their Communities" (PDF). Retrieved 2010-06-29.
  2. ^ Place-names of Alberta. Ottawa: Geographic Board of Canada. 1928. p. 42.
  3. ^ Coyote Flats Historical Society (1967). Coyote Flats : historical review, 1905-1965. Volume 1. Lethbridge: Southern Printing. p. 374.
  4. ^ "The Alberta Gazette, 1937 (Volume 33) – The Town of Diamond City Reverted to the Status of a Villages and the Said Village, Dissolved and Reverted to the Status of a Hamlet". Government of Alberta. June 16, 1937. p. 678. Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  5. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2016 and 2011 censuses – 100% data (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 13, 2017.
  6. ^ "Population and dwelling counts, for Canada, provinces and territories, and designated places, 2011 and 2006 censuses (Alberta)". Statistics Canada. 2012-02-08. Retrieved 2012-04-07.