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Diamond Bar, CA, City Facts and Education Info

Diamond Bar, California, is a suburb of Los Angeles. Home to a well-educated and professional population, Diamond Bar is within driving distance of a number of colleges and universities offering certificates and associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. Learn about Diamond Bar's demographics, economy and school options below.

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Information about Diamond Bar

Diamond Bar, California, is a city in Los Angeles County, about 30 miles east of L.A. itself. The city had about 56,784 residents in 2014, based on U.S. census estimates. Racially, the area is mixed, with 52.5% Asian residents, 21.3% Caucasian and 20.1% Hispanic, according to 2010 census data.

Residents, visitors and students in Diamond Bar are spoiled for choice when it comes to restaurant and dining selection. The diverse population means that Korean, Japanese, Italian and Mexican restaurants can all be found in this area. Being so close to the coast, the area also allows ample opportunities to go surfing, boating or fishing, while the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area is home to world-class museums, theater, major-league sports and entertainment destinations, such as Disneyland and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Higher Education

About 80 schools are available within 15 miles of the city, including California State Polytechnic University in Pomona and Mt. San Antonio College in the nearby suburb of Walnut. Mt. San Antonio College is known for being a school where students can train to become FAA-registered air traffic controllers. Other options include Life Pacific College, Azusa Pacific Online University and University of La Verne.

The greater Los Angeles area is home to several prestigious universities. These include the University of California at Los Angeles, Southern California University and the California Institute of Technology.

Economy and Employment

Diamond Bar is a well-educated city, with nearly 48% of local residents 25 years or older holding bachelor's degrees or higher in the 2010-2014 period. A significant number of corporate executives call Diamond Bar home, contributing to the high median household income of $90,901 per year for that same time period. According to 2012 census data, finance and insurance employed about 2,000 people. Nearly 1,400 people were employed in accommodation and food services, while health care and social assistance employed over 1,300 people.

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