About Diamond Springs, California
Diamond Springs is a small community located in El Dorado County, California. Situated approximately 44 miles northeast of Sacramento, Diamond Springs offers a rural and historic atmosphere with easy access to both the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the city amenities of the state capital.
Originally established during the California Gold Rush, Diamond Springs thrived as a mining and supply town. Over time, it evolved into a charming residential area that still retains some of its historic character. The town’s name is derived from the diamond-shaped crystals found in the local gold deposits.
Today, Diamond Springs is known for its historic downtown area, featuring buildings from the 19th century and a variety of shops, restaurants, and services. The community maintains a connection to its past through local events and heritage preservation efforts. According to the 2024 census, it has a population of 11,545.