Black Diamond, Alberta
|Town of Black Diamond|
Downtown Black Diamond on Alberta Highway 22
|Region||Calgary Metropolitan Region|
|Municipal district||Foothills County|
|• Village||May 8, 1929|
|• Town||January 1, 1956|
|• Mayor||Ruth Goodwin|
|• Governing body||Black Diamond Town Council|
|• Land||3.84 km2 (1.48 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,159 m (3,802 ft)|
|• Density||702.7/km2 (1,820/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|Postal code span|
Black Diamond is a town in the Calgary Region of Alberta, Canada within Foothills County. It is located at the intersection of Highway 22 (Cowboy Trail) and Highway 7. Its first post office opened in 1907. Black Diamond was so named because of coal deposits near the original town site.
It 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. Little oil or gas remains.
A 3 km (1.9 mi) trail next to the roadway between Black Diamond and Turner Valley is named the Friendship Trail.
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 (1,821.1/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 (1,914.7/sq mi) in 2011.
The population of the Town of Black Diamond according to its 2009 municipal census is 2,308.
- Black Diamond (Oilfields General Hospital) Heliport
- Black Diamond/Cu Nim Airport
- Black Diamond/Flying R Ranch Aerodrome
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