The small community, which once had two grocery stores, two gas stations, a feed mill and a bank until the Great Depression, is located halfway between Fordland and Seymour on U.S. 60. Diggins has its own water and sewer system for residents inside its city limits.
Today, Diggins has a post office and a few businesses. The village's gathering place is the Diggins Community Building, a facility that also includes a park and playground. State highways O and NN meet US 60 in Diggins, and the rural area surrounding the community has grown at a rapid rate over the past twenty years.