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Accident, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Accident is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Garrett County at latitude 39.6257 and longitude -79.32. Garrett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,385 feet.

The formal official name is the Town of Accident, but most people and references simply refer to it as Accident, Maryland.

The P1 Census Class Code for Accident indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the Town of Accident (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Accident, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 332
Population in Households 332
Population in Familes 277
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 677
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 146
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 101
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 181 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (21.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 35 (19.3%)
Median Home Value $159,615
Average Home Value $176,887


Median Household Income $50,602
Average Household Income $57,288
Per Capita Income $23,094
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.5% 0.36%
Households 0.82% 0.54%
Families 3.86% 0.39%
Median Household Income   0.78%
Per Capita Income   2.41%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Accident, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Accident to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 402 23rd
Population Density1 # 342 34th
Diversity Index2 # 456 12th
Median Household Income # 409 21st
Per Capita Income # 415 20th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Maryland Census Data Comparison Tool.