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Diamond is a town in Newton County, in the Joplin metro area.
The community was named for a diamond-shaped grove of walnut trees
The latitude of Diamond is 36.995N. The longitude is -94.315W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,158 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 825.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Diamond demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Newton County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Joplin area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 64840 ZIP code.
17% of Diamond residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Diamond ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Diamond was $13,581, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Diamond residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Diamond, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $283. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $574.
Newton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Diamond political report.
The average commute time for Diamond workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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