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.
The Economic Indicators is a monthly fact sheet that tracks changes in key economic indicators including employment, 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:
- In 2015, Montgomery County’s median home sales price was $400,000.
- The number of housing units sold in 2015 reached 12,191 – the highest number since 2006.
- The 2015 median home sale price in the DC metropolitan area was $410,000 – 2.5 percent higher than Montgomery County’s median home sale price of $400,000.
- Montgomery County’s median home sale prices vary by zip code, ranging from a high of $897,000 to a low of $240,000.
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:
See Trendsheets Produced 2010-2011
Employment monitor, September 2011 (pdf, 279 KB)
Employment monitor, August 2011 (pdf, 270 KB)
Employment monitor, July 2011 (pdf, 240 KB)
Employment monitor, June 2011 (pdf, 241 KB)
Employment monitor, May 2011 (pdf, 240 KB)
Employment monitor, April 2011 (pdf, 241 KB)
Employment monitor, March 2011 (pdf, 116 KB)
Employment monitor, December 2010 (pdf, 250 KB)
Employment monitor, November 2010 (pdf, 240 KB)
Employment monitor, October 2010 (pdf, 250 KB)
Employment monitor, September 2010 (pdf, 248 KB)
Employment monitor, August 2010 (pdf, 281 KB)
Employment monitor, July 2010 (pdf, 427 KB)
Employment monitor, June 2010 (pdf, 410 KB)
Employment monitor, May 2010 (pdf, 282 KB)