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Black Diamond
Town
Town of Black Diamond
Downtown Black Diamond on Alberta Highway 22
Downtown Black Diamond on Alberta Highway 22
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
Region Calgary Region
Census division 6
Municipal district Municipal District of Foothills No. 31
Incorporated  
 • Village May 8, 1929
 • Town January 1, 1956
Area
 (2016)
 • Land 3.84 km2 (1.48 sq mi)
Elevation
1,159 m (3,802 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total 2,700
 • Density 702.7/km2 (1,820/sq mi)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
Postal code span
T1S
Area code(s) +1-403
Highways Highway 22
Highway 7
Waterways Sheep River

Black Diamond is a sister town to Turner Valley. It has a hospital, shops, hotels and residences, elementary school (K-6th grade), high school (7th-12th grade), hockey rink and a Boys and Girls Club. Black Diamond was so named on account of coal deposits near the original town site. 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.

A three-kilometer trail next to the roadway between Black Diamond and Turner Valley is named the Friendship Trail.

Demographics

In the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Black Diamond recorded a population of 2,700 living in 1,098 of its 1,108 total private dwellings, a 13.8% change from its 2011 population of 2,373. With a land area of 3.84 km2 (1.48 sq mi), it had a population density of 703.1/km2 (1,821/sq mi) in 2016.

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 (1,915/sq mi) in 2011.

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

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