|Town of Black Diamond|
Location of Black Diamond
Black Diamond (Canada)
|Region||Calgary Metropolitan Region|
|Municipal district||Foothills County|
|• Village||May 8, 1929|
|• Town||January 1, 1956|
|• Mayor||Brendan Kelly|
|• Governing body||Black Diamond Town Council|
|• Land||6.82 km2 (2.63 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,159 m (3,802 ft)|
|• Density||400.4/km2 (1,037/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−07:00 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−06:00 (MDT)|
|Postal code span|
|Area codes||403, 587, 825, 368|
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.
Black Diamond is located in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies in the midst of some of Canada's best ranch country.
A 3 km (1.9 mi) trail next to the roadway between Black Diamond and Turner Valley is named the Friendship Trail.
Black Diamond incorporated as a village on May 8, 1929. After nearly 26 years as a village, Black Diamond incorporated as a town on January 1, 1956. On January 1, 2023, the Town of Black Diamond will amalgamate with its neighbouring Town of Turner Valley to form the Town of Diamond Valley.
In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Town of Black Diamond had a population of 2,730 living in 1,178 of its 1,233 total private dwellings, a change of 0.9% from its 2016 population of 2,705. With a land area of 6.82 km2 (2.63 sq mi), it had a population density of 400.3/km2 (1,036.8/sq mi) in 2021.
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.
Black Diamond is governed by a town council of seven including a mayor and six councillors. The mayor of the Town of Black Diamond is Brendan Kelly.