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Rockville Trends and Data

The Department of Community Planning and Development Services (CPDS) collects, analyzes and interprets data on City demographics, households and employment to identify local and regional trends that are relevant to Rockville. Data sources are collected from the City of Rockville's own inventories, US Census Bureau surveys, private research firms and other sources. The data provided here represents only a fraction of available data, and focuses on significant City trends and survey results.  For additional data resources, contact Manisha Tewari, AICP with the Community Planning and Development Services Department at 240-314-8213.

News and Highlights
The following links point to recent work completed to understand the Rockville community, including the environment, housing, social and economic conditions from Census data:

Maps and Geographic Data
The Planning Department maintains and utilizes geographic information systems (GIS) data for the City of Rockville to perform its services to the community.  Below are a selection of maps and data sources that may be useful to the Rockville community.

Planned Land Use map thumbnail
Zoning map thumbnail
Existing Land Use map thumbnail
Map Gallery thumbnail
2002 Master Plan Land Use Map Zoning Districts Map   Existing Land Use Map
Rockville Map Gallery

Visit the GIS Open Data site to download city data for use in GIS software such as ArcGIS for DesktopArcGIS Explorer (free), or Google Earth (free)

Demographic Forecasts

Forecasts of population, households and employment were developed in 2011 by City staff in conjunction with the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG). The results of Round 8.1 forecasts indicating the estimated increases in population, households and employment are summarized in the following documents:

Forecasts are based on the best information available at the time. They take into consideration development projects with official approval, but also anticipate development for which there are not yet specific projects. 

Future growth can vary widely from the projections, especially when projections cover several decades. Economic/market forces and development that occurs outside of the City are external factors that could alter the trajectory of future growth. Zoning changes and restrictions on development such as Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO, are internally imposed factors, changes to which also could alter Rockville’s future growth scenario.

Inventory of Residential Units within the City of Rockville
The following document is an inventory of all residential units in the City of Rockville, as of August 2016, broken down by type of unit and organized by the City’s Planning Areas, as defined in the 2002 Comprehensive Master Plan.

Strategic Scan
Data and analysis of local and regional trends of importance to Rockville organized under the chapter headings of Demographics, Economy, Housing, Development Trends, Transportation, Water Resources, Public Safety and Civic Engagement.

Additional Resources
More information on data and demographic trends in the Rockville region can be obtained from the following sources: