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Diamond Springs
El Dorado County, California


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Statistics & Facts

The California state capital is Sacramento.
The population of Diamond Springs is approximately 4,888 (2000), 11037 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,057 (2000), 4579 (2010).
The amount of land area in Diamond Springs is 8.617 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Diamond Springs is 5.9 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Diamond Springs to Washington DC is 2484 miles.
The distance to the California state capital is 37 miles. (as the crow flies)
Diamond Springs is positioned 38.68 degrees north of the equator and 120.82 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Diamond Springs elevation is 1,778 feet above sea level.
Diamond Springs per capita income is $ 19,466 (2000).
Diamond Springs median income is $ 36,449 (2000).
The Diamond Springs median home price is $ 144,000 (2000).


in east-central California about 23 miles from Folsom and about 45 miles from Sacramento. Other nearby communities include Placerville, Shingle Springs, Cameron Park, Plymouth, Georgetown, El Dorado Hills, Pollock Pines and Amador City.
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seasonal with winter temperatures ranging from the low 30's in the winter to above 90 in the summer. A small amount of snow falls during the winter months. Precipitation generally occurs between November and May.
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History & History Related Items

Diamond Springs was appropriately named for the crystal clear water in a group of nearby springs that is now in the center of town. The old emigrant road came through many of the old mining towns, including Diamond Springs. A single cabin was built here in 1849, but the owner left the area quickly and didn't return. Though a popular stopping point, the area wasn’t really settled until a group of families from Missouri stopped here in 1850 and took a liking to the area and decided to stay, building new wooden homes, opening businesses and learning to mine profitably. Once begun, the little community grew well even rivaling neighboring Hangtown, or Placerville as it was officially known. By 1854, Diamond Springs was the prominent town in the area supplanting Coloma for the honor.

On 5 August 1856, a fire began in Diamond Springs that proceeded to pretty much burn down the town. Also, within a few weeks time, the towns of Placerville and Georgetown were similarly burned. Some felt it had to do with the challenge for the county seat to remove it from Coloma. Another large fire occurred on 23 September 1859 that also devastated the town.

Here is a history page for Diamond Springs. This page gives a timeline history for Diamond Springs.
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Diamond Springs City Government

Diamond Springs-El Dorado Fire Protection District
501 Main Street
P.O. Box 741
Diamond Springs, California 95619 Diamond Springs


The population of Diamond Springs was:
1860 - 521
1990 - 2,872
2000 - 4,888

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