Diamond Springs, California

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Coordinates: 38°41′41″N 120°48′54″W / 38.69472°N 120.815°W / 38.69472; -120.815

Diamond Springs (formerly, Diamond Spring and Diamond)[1] is a census-designated place (CDP) in El Dorado County, California, United States. It is part of the SacramentoArden-ArcadeRoseville Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,888 at the 2000 census. The town is registered as California Historical Landmark #487. It lies at an elevation of 1791 feet (546 m).[2]



This town, settled in 1848, derived its name from its crystal clear springs. Among the richest spots in this vicinity, its diggings produced a 25-pound nugget, one of the largest ever found in El Dorado County. Its most thriving period was in 1851 and, through its lumber, lime production, and agriculture, Diamond Springs has retained some of its early importance.

A post office was established at Diamond Spring in 1853; the name was changed to Diamond Springs in 1950.[1]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.0 square miles (15.5 km²), of which, 5.9 square miles (15.4 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,888 people, 1,984 households, and 1,327 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 823.0 people per square mile (317.7/km²). There were 2,057 housing units at an average density of 346.3/sq mi (133.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 90.16% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 2.23% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.48% from other races, and 2.48% from two or more races. 8.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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