Homes For Sale Diamond Springs, El Dorado County, Ca.. It is part of the Sacramento–Arden-Arcade–Roseville Metropolitan Area. The population was 11,037 at the 2010 census, up from 4,888 at the 2000 census. The town is registered as California Historical Landmark. It lies at an elevation of 1791 feet.
This town, settled in 1848, derived its name from its crystal clear springs. Among the most gold-rich locations in the region, the area produced a 25-pound nugget, one of the largest ever found in El Dorado County. Its most thriving period was in 1851 and, through its lumber, lime production, and agriculture, Diamond Springs has retained some of its early importance. The post office was established at Diamond Spring in 1853; the name was changed to Diamond Springs in 1950.
The population was spread out with 2,253 people (20.4%) under the age of 18, 776 people (7.0%) aged 18 to 24, 2,200 people (19.9%) aged 25 to 44, 3,373 people (30.6%) aged 45 to 64, and 2,435 people (22.1%) who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47.1 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.3 males. The average household size was 2.38. There were 2,937 families (64.1% of all households); the average family size was 2.94.
There were 4,921 housing units at an average density of 294.5 per square mile, of which 3,301 (72.1%) were owner-occupied, and 1,278 (27.9%) were occupied by renters. The homeowner vacancy rate was 3.4%; the rental vacancy rate was 5.0%. 7,849 people (71.1% of the population) lived in owner-occupied housing units and 3,055 people (27.7%) lived in rental housing units.