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The Research and Special Projects Division (RSP) identifies and tracks demographic, housing, and economic trends to help inform planning and other initiatives throughout Montgomery County. As part of this mission, RSP publishes trendsheets that identify and analyze changes in the County’s population, housing, and office space. Trendsheets are intended to help fully inform the public and policy makers, as they make decisions that shape the future of Montgomery County.

Economic Indicators

The Economic Indicators is a fact sheet that tracks changes in key economic indicators including at-place employment, resident labor force, home sales, commercial vacancies and rents, and permit issuance activity.


The housing trendsheets report on median price sales trends in the County, region, and nation. This analysis is done considering other housing trends, such as for-sale inventory and mortgage interest rates. Major findings from the 1st quarter include:


The retail trends report details recent trends regarding vacancy rates, rents, and net absorption within the County and region.



The demographic trendsheets report the latest trend or subject relevant to current policy questions in Montgomery County. The latest topic in this series focuses on the educational attainment of County residents ages 25 and older. Major findings include:

Office Space

Retail Space

See Trendsheets Produced 2010-2011



Poverty trendsheets

Other trendsheets