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The Town of Accident had a population of 329 as of July 1, 2022. 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 39.6287 and longitude -79.3198 in Garrett County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Accident 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 2,388 feet.

The Town of Accident 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.


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Accident, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 329 (100%)
Population in Households 319 (97.0%)
Population in Families 264 (80.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 10 ( 3.0%)
Population Density 666
Diversity Index2 13
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $67,639
Average Household Income $80,195
% of Income for Mortgage4 20%
Per Capita Income $31,869
Wealth Index5 63
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 159 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (65.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $261,957
Average Home Value $246,359
Housing Affordability Index3 133
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 129
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 87
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.19% -0.49%
Households -1.02% -0.31%
Families   -0.46%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   3.14%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.39%

Accident, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Accident to the other 536 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 414 23rd
Population Density # 355 34th
Median Household Income # 415 23rd
Housing Affordability Index # 329 61st
Per Capita Income # 447 17th
Diversity Index # 495 8th

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