Diamond, Missouri

Diamond, Missouri
Diamond, Missouri
—  City  —
Location of Diamond, Missouri
Coordinates: 36°59′40″N 94°18′50″W / 36.99444°N 94.31389°W / 36.99444; -94.31389Coordinates: 36°59′40″N 94°18′50″W / 36.99444°N 94.31389°W / 36.99444; -94.31389
Country United States
State Missouri
County Newton
 – Total 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 – Land 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 – Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,158 ft (353 m)
Population (2010)
 – Total 902
 – Density 1,215.2/sq mi (469.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 – Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 64840
Area code(s) 417
FIPS code 29-19432[1]
GNIS feature ID 0716874[2]

Diamond is a city in Newton County, Missouri, United States near Joplin, Missouri. 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.



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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all of it land.


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1950 405
1960 453 11.9%
1970 608 34.2%
1980 766 26.0%
1990 775 1.2%
2000 807 4.1%
2010 902 11.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 808 people, 320 households, and 234 families residing in the town. The population density was 1,215.2 people per square mile (472.1/km²). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 528.0 per square mile (204.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.42% White, 0.74% African American, 1.50% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.

There were 320 households out of which 36.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 10.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.6% were non-families. 25.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the town the population was spread out with 27.8% under the age of 18, 12.4% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 19.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 120.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,000, and the median income for a family was $34,167. Males had a median income of $25,719 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,581. About 9.8% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.4% of those under age 18 and 5.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable People

George Washington Carver born in Diamond, MO in 1864. American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. http://geonames.usgs.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 

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