Accident, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Accident, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Accident had a population of 331 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Accident, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 331
Population in Households 331
Population in Familes 277
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 670
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $50,840
Average Household Income $62,177
Per Capita Income $24,797


Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 107 (58.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (19.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (21.9%)
Median Home Value $202,381
Average Home Value $299,057


Total Households 143
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 99
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.22% 0.12%
Households 0.17% 0.0%
Families 1.72% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.17%
Per Capita Income   3.54%

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, 2018 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 # 405 22nd
Population Density # 342 34th
Diversity Index # 455 12th
Median Household Income # 443 15th
Per Capita Income # 422 19th

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