Accident, MD 21520 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 21520: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Accident, MD 21520

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 78
  • Single Family Addresses: 758
  • 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

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Accident, MD 21520 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,186
Population in Households 2,186
Population in Familes 1,813
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 39
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 849
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 588
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,112 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 636 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 213 (19.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 263 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $187,821
Average Home Value $252,280


Median Household Income $49,028
Average Household Income $60,816
Per Capita Income $23,620
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.44% 0.4%
Households 0.42% 0.37%
Families 0.3% 0.3%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.76%
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 21520 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 21520 to the other 455 ZIP Codes in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 302 34th
Population Density1 # 419 8th
Diversity Index2 # 423 7th
Median Household Income # 397 13th
Per Capita Income # 394 14th

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