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Accident is a town in Garrett County.
So-named because some land was marked off "by accident," by two surveyors claiming the same property.
The latitude of Accident is 39.628N. The longitude is -79.32W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,385 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 348.
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44% of Accident residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Accident ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Accident was $11,950, compared with $21,587 nationally.
18% of Accident residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Accident, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $170. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $742.
Libraries in Accident include Accident Branch ... View libraries
Garrett County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Accident political report.
The average commute time for Accident workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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