Accident (/ˈæksədɛnt/ AK-sə-dent) is a town in Garrett County, Maryland, United States. The population was 325 at the 2010 census.
Accident is located at 39°37′41″N 79°19′12″W / 39.62806°N 79.32000°W / 39.62806; -79.32000 (39.628074, -79.319996).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.49 square miles (1.27 km), all land.
Accident is located in the plateau region of the Appalachian Mountains.
As of the census of 2010, there were 325 people, 141 households, and 86 families residing in the town. The population density was 663.3 inhabitants per square mile (256.1/km). There were 173 housing units at an average density of 353.1 per square mile (136.3/km). The racial makeup of the town was 97.8% White, 0.6% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.6% of the population.
There were 141 households of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.3% had a male householder with no wife present, and 39.0% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.99.
The median age in the town was 34.5 years. 26.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 10.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.3% were from 25 to 44; 22.8% were from 45 to 64; and 15.7% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 45.5% male and 54.5% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 353 people, 138 households, and 96 families residing in the town. The population density was 711.1 people per square mile (272.6/km²). There were 162 housing units at an average density of 326.3 per square mile (125.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.72% White and 0.28% from two or more races.
There were 138 households out of which 37.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the town, the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 73.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 73.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $22,500, and the median income for a family was $40,556. Males had a median income of $25,250 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,950. About 10.9% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.3% of those under age 18 and 24.1% of those age 65 or over.