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Accident, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Accident had a population of 328 as of July 1, 2015. Accident ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Accident is located at latitude 39.6257 and longitude -79.32 in Garrett County. 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. Garrett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,385 feet.

The Town of Accident (GNIS ID: 2390695) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Accident is located within District 5, Accident, a minor civil division (MCD) of Garrett County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Accident population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

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Accident, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 328
Population in Households 328
Population in Familes 272
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 669
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 144
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 100
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (21.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $149,194
Average Home Value $169,048


Median Household Income $46,787
Average Household Income $53,389
Per Capita Income $21,636
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% 0.36%
Households 0.4% 0.55%
Families 2.91% 0.4%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.24%
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, 2015 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 # 404 22nd
Population Density1 # 343 34th
Diversity Index2 # 453 13th
Median Household Income # 448 14th
Per Capita Income # 453 13th

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