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Diamond, Missouri
Location of Diamond, Missouri
Location of Diamond, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Newton
Area
 • Total 0.75 sq mi (1.94 km2)
 • Land 0.75 sq mi (1.93 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,158 ft (353 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 902
 • Estimate 
(2019)
910
 • Density 1,218.21/sq mi (470.67/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
64840
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-19432

Diamond is a city in north central Newton County, Missouri, United States, located southeast of Joplin. The population was 902 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Joplin, Missouri, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Diamond is primarily renowned as the birthplace of George Washington Carver.

History

A post office called Diamond has been in operation since 1883. The area was named for a diamond-shaped tract of land near the original town site. Mining was historically the primary industry in Diamond.

Geography

Diamond is located at 36°59′40″N 94°18′50″W / 36.99444°N 94.31389°W / 36.99444; -94.31389 (36.994573, -94.313826).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.75 square miles (1.94 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1950 405
1960 453 11.9%
1970 608 34.2%
1980 766 26.0%
1990 775 1.2%
2000 808 4.3%
2010 902 11.6%
Est. 2019 910 0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 902 people, 372 households, and 250 families living in the city. The population density was 1,202.7 inhabitants per square mile (464.4/km2). There were 409 housing units at an average density of 545.3 per square mile (210.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.0% White, 0.7% African American, 1.4% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.1% from other races, and 2.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.9% of the population.

There were 372 households, of which 36.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.8% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 7.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 32.8% were non-families. 28.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.95.

The median age in the city was 35 years. 26.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 23.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 15.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.8% male and 50.2% female.

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