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About the Research and Special Projects Division

Welcome to the Montgomery County Planning Department’s Research and Special Projects Division website, serving Montgomery County, Maryland. Our goal is to provide County residents, business people, and officials with the information to explore, to learn about, and to make decisions for our County. Here, in one place, you will find original research, unique links, hard to find historical data, up-to-date facts and figures, special maps, and news about geographic information systems.

  • Data Library
    Looking for numbers? We’ve got them! Categories include: population; households and families; housing; non-residential development; labor force, jobs, employment; economic activity; income, poverty and cost of living; vital statistics and health, public safety, geography and environment; and transportation.
  • Research & Analytical Reports
    The Research and Special Projects Division does more than produce numbers. We analyze economic, demographic, and development trends to provide decision-makers with the information they need when considering plans and policies for Montgomery County’s future.

If you don’t find what you need on these pages, you are welcome to give us a call. Our phone number is 301-650-5600. You can reach us by fax at 301-650-5695.

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Last Updated: July 1, 2022