Diamond City, Alberta
Diamond City is a hamlet in southern Alberta, Canada within the Lethbridge County. 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".
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. Previously an incorporated town, Diamond City dissolved on June 30, 1937.
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.
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.
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- "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.
- "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.
- "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.
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