Accident, MD 21520 ZIP Code Profile

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Preferred City Name & Primary Data

Preferred Name, USPS
Accident, MD 21520

Primary Data:

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 70
  • Single Family Addresses: 743
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 21
  • County: Garrett County
  • Centroid: Latitude 39.643, Longitude -79.31
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

Accident, MD 21520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21520 to the other 441 ZIP Codes 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 # 301 32nd
Population Density1 # 407 8th
Diversity Index2 # 413 6th
Median Household Income # 366 17th
Per Capita Income # 378 15th

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Accident, MD 21520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,137
Population in Households 2,137
Population in Familes 1,776
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 849
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 589
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,115 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 640 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 209 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 266 (23.9%)
Median Home Value $162,587
Average Home Value $207,383


Median Household Income $50,090
Average Household Income $59,189
Per Capita Income $23,515
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.29% 0.27%
Households 0.59% 0.44%
Families 0.44% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   2.48%
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.

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