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Stats & Demographicsin Rockville, MD

Demographic Overview

Full analysis of the 2010 census results for the City of Rockville.

Local Population (2014)

  • Rockville … 65,937
  • Montgomery County …1,030,447

Source: U.S. Census Population Estimate as of July 1, 2014

Educational Attainment of Population over 25 Years of Age

% Distribution of Population
Years of School Completed Rockville Maryland U.S.
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 62.3 37.3 29.3
Graduate or Professional Degree 35.6 17.0 11.0
Bachelor’s Degree 26.8 20.3 18.3
Associate’s Degree 4.4 6.3 7.9
High School Graduate or Higher 92.7 89.0 86.3
Some College 12.9 19.6 21.2
High School 13.1 25.7 28.0
Less than High School 7.3 11.0 13.6

Source: American Community Survey 2010-2014

Income Level

Median Household Income

  • Rockville … $98,530
  • Maryland … $74,149
  • United States … $53,482

Mean Household Income

  • Rockville … $124,003
  • Maryland … $97,135
  • United States … $74,596

Source: American Community Survey 2010-2014

Household Income – Growth from 2008 to 2014

Annual Income % of Households in 2014 % of Households in 2008
Under $35,000 13.7% 15.1%
$35,000 – $49,999 7.5% 8.6%
$50,000 – $74.999 14.3% 17.0%
$75,000 – $99,999 15.4% 14.0%
$100,000 – $149,999 20.5% 19.5%
$150,000 – $199.999 13.1% 11.9%
$200,000 or more 15.5% 13.9%

Source: American Community Survey 2006-2008; 2010-2014

Historic and Projected Population Estimates

2000 2010 2040 % Change
2010 – 2040
Rockville 47,388 61,209 83,929 34%
Montgomery County 869,500 976,203 1,183,00 23%
MWCOG Region 4,854,900 6,143,500 27%

Source: U.S. Census; 2005-2007 ACS

Median Age

  • Rockville … 38.7
  • Montgomery County … 38.5
  • Maryland … 38
  • United States … 37.2

Source: U.S. Census, July 2010

Racial and Ethnic Composition of Population

Minority

 

Minority

34% of the City’s population was born outside the U.S.

Rockville Housing Inventory

2014 (Total Housing Units)

SF Detached SF Attached (TH) Multifamily Total Units
11,646 45.4% 4,303 16.8% 9,707 37.8% 25,656 100%

Source: American Community Survey 2010-2014

Owner-Occupied Homes (2014):

  • 59.5%

Source: American Community Survey 2010-2014

Workforce Statistics

Having a highly skilled workforce in Rockville is one of the reasons why so many businesses call us home.

Some Key Workforce Statistics

  • Total Jobs within the corporate limits of the City of Rockville (2014): 70,328
  • Total Workforce (Rockville residents): 34,611
  • Residents with a Bachelor’s Degree: 62.1%
  • Residents with a Graduate/Professional degree: 36.3%
  • Rockville’s average unemployment rate in 2015: 3.6% (lowest in the State of Maryland among tracked municipalities)

Source: American Community Survey, 2009-2013; U.S. Census Bureau, On The Map Application, 2014; Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, 2016


 

Over 35% of the jobs located in Rockville are in either Public Administration or Educational Services, which can largely be attributed to the City’s status as the seat of the Montgomery County Government and the presence of Montgomery College’s largest campus in the system. Additionally, there is a wealth of jobs in the field of professional, scientific, and technical services as Rockville is located along the I-270 Tech Corridor and is home to numerous biotech, IT, and research companies..

Jobs in Rockville and Jobs Held by Rockville Residents, By Sector, 2014

Sectors Jobs in Rockville % Jobs held by City Residents %
Public Administration 15,030 21.4  3,771  14.9
Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services 12,487 17.8  4,422  17.5
Educational Services 10,746 15.3  2,512 9.9
Health Care and Social Assistance 5,741 8.2  2,315 9.2
Admin & Support, Waste Management 3,583 5.1  1,399 5.5
Accommodation and Food Services 3,445 4.9  1,876 7.4
Retail Trade 3,382 4.8  2,034 8.1
Finance and Insurance 3,003 4.3  1,104 4.4
Information 2,425 3.4  680 2.7
Other Services (excluding Public Admin) 2,176 3.1  1,357 7.4
Construction 2,005 2.9  925 3.7
Wholesale Trade 1,840 2.6  609 2.4
Other 4,465 6.3  2,246  8.9
Totals 70,328 100.0  25,250 100.0

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, On The Map Application, 2014


Educational Attainment in Rockville and Montgomery County compared to the United States (% of population 25 years old and older)

Educational Attainment City of Rockville Montgomery County United States
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher 62.1 57.1 28.8
Graduate or Professional Degree 36.3 30.7 10.8
Bachelor’s Degree 26.2 26.4 18.0
Some College or Associate’s 17.4 19.8 29.0
High School or Less 21.1 23.1 42.0

Source: American Community Survey, 2009-2013

Rockville boasts one of the most well-educated populations in the United States.


Density of Jobs in the City of Rockville

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, On The Map Application, 2014


 

Rockville is projected to have 105,700 jobs by 2040, which translates to a 40% growth in employment from 2015. The Metro region is expected to grow at roughly the same rate during this period.

Source: Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments Round 8.4 Forecasts, October 2015.

Over 80% of Rockville’s employment growth is projected to be in office jobs through 2040, reflecting the continued preponderance of jobs in the professional, administrative, educational and health services; as well as scientific, management, and public administration positions.


 

 

Additional workforce data may be found at www.dllr.state.md.us/lmi

For information on Workforce Development & Training, see our Workforce Development page.

Company Name

Company Type

No. of Employees

Montgomery County Government
Government
Large Employers in Rockville
4758
Montgomery County Board of Education/Public Schools
Education
Government
Large Employers in Rockville
2500
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission*
Government
Large Employers in Rockville
2391
Westat
Large Employers in Rockville
Rockville IT Companies
2150
Montgomery College
Education
Large Employers in Rockville
1944
Lockheed Martin Information Systems
Large Employers in Rockville
Rockville IT Companies
1500
Booz Allen Hamilton
Large Employers in Rockville
Rockville IT Companies
1282
Charles E. Smith Life Communities*
Large Employers in Rockville
Service
1050
United States Pharmacopeial Convention*
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
Large Employers in Rockville
560
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Global Manufacturing and Supply*
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
Large Employers in Rockville
420
BioReliance Corporation*
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
International
Large Employers in Rockville
415
Choice Hotels International
International
Large Employers in Rockville
Service
400
BAE Systems, Inc.
International
Large Employers in Rockville
Rockville IT Companies
382
Supernus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
Large Employers in Rockville
344
Meso Scale Diagnostics
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
Large Employers in Rockville
325
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Government
Large Employers in Rockville
305
The Lash Group*
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
Large Employers in Rockville
302
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Government
Large Employers in Rockville
300
Comcast
Large Employers in Rockville
Service
300
John C. Grimberg Co.
Large Employers in Rockville
Service
300
EU Services
Large Employers in Rockville
Service
280
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) Global Vaccines U.S. R&D Center*
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
Large Employers in Rockville
280
Fisher BioServices*
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
Large Employers in Rockville
278
Avendra
Large Employers in Rockville
Service
250
Montgomery Hospice
Large Employers in Rockville
Service
250
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.*
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
International
Large Employers in Rockville
248
Aronson & Company
Large Employers in Rockville
Service
225
J. Craig Venter Institute*
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
Large Employers in Rockville
187
Thomson Reuters
International
Large Employers in Rockville
Rockville IT Companies
175
HZDG*
Large Employers in Rockville
Service
160
Aeras
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
Large Employers in Rockville
150
BIOQUAL, Inc.
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
Large Employers in Rockville
150
MacroGenics, Inc.*
Biotech, Medical and Health IT Companies
International
Large Employers in Rockville
150
HBW Group
Large Employers in Rockville
Service
130
Bakery de France
Large Employers in Rockville
Manufacturing
114
A. Morton Thomas & Associates
Engineering
Large Employers in Rockville
110
Turning Point Global Solutions
Large Employers in Rockville
Rockville IT Companies
100

Transportation

Rockville is the County seat for Montgomery County and is centrally located along the mid-Atlantic corridor. Easy access to public transportation, a rich highway network, and proximity to three international airports make Rockville an easy place to work, live and visit.

Airports


Rockville is convenient to national and international travelers.

Highways


Rockville is well-linked via major highways.

I-270 Interchanges


Rockville is easily accessible.

Rockville Metro Stations


Rockville workers use Metro to get to work, and to get to meetings at federal and client sites.

MARC and Amtrak Service

MARC
MARC Train Map

Amtrak

Amtrak and MARC serve Rockville directly, with a station in Town Center.

Bus Routes in the City

Bus routes serve all parts of Rockville.

Selected Bus Route Maps

Numerous bus lines connect Rockville to the rest of Montgomery County, and to the Eastern Seaboard.

For full list, visit www.montgomerycountymd.gov/dot-transit/index.html, www.wmata.com, and mta.maryland.gov/.

Education

Colleges & Universities

Montgomery County Institutions

Kaplan University

Address: 1390 Piccard Drive, Suite 100

Enrollment: unknown

Programs: 53 associates, bachelors and masters programs

Type: 4 Year Private

www.kaplanuniversity.edu/rockville-maryland.aspx

Montgomery College

Address: 51 Mannakee St.

Enrollment: 15,000 in Rockville, 27,000 total

Programs: 600 classes in over 40 areas of study

Type: 2 Year Public

www.montgomerycollege.edu

Strayer University

Address: 4 Research Place

Enrollment: unknown

Programs: Associates, undergraduate and graduate programs in 12 fields

Type: 4 Year Private

www.strayer.edu/maryland/rockville

The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research

Address: 9600 Gudelsky Drive

Enrollment: n/a

Programs: Research in in medicine, biosciences, technology, quantitative sciences and engineering

Type: Public Research Partnership

ibbr.umd.edu/

The Johns Hopkins University

Address: 9601 Medical Center Dr.

Enrollment: 3,000, mostly working professionals

Programs: 80 undergrad and graduate programs

Type: 4 Year Private

web.jhu.edu/mcc

Universities at Shady Grove

Address: 9630 Gudelsky Dr.

Enrollment: 2,600 upper level undergrads, 1,400 graduate students

Programs: 70 upper level undergrad and graduate programs from 9 universities

Type: 4 Year Public

www.shadygrove.umd.edu/

Institutions in Neighboring Jurisdictions

American University

Address: Washington, DC

Enrollment: 6770 undergrad, 2,130 graduate, 1,100 other

Programs: 61 bachelor’s, 54 master’s, 11 doctoral

Type: 4 Year Private

www.American.edu

Gallaudet University

Address: Washington, DC

Enrollment: 1,117 undergrad, 483 grad, 485 other

Programs: 29 undergrad majors, 28 graduate /professional programs

Type: 4 Year Private

www.gallaudet.edu

George Mason University

Address: Fairfax, VA

Enrollment: 20,800 undergrads, 12,000 graduate

Programs: 75 undergraduate, 123 graduate and professional

Type: 4 Year Public

www.gmu.edu

Georgetown University

Address: Washington, DC

Enrollment: 7,550 undergrad, 9,800 graduate

Programs: Undergraduate and graduate degrees in 8 schools with 16 areas of study

Type: 4 Year Private

www.georgetown.edu

Howard University

Address: Washington, DC

Enrollment: 4850 undergrad, 2,660 graduate/professional

Programs: 26 undergraduate, 16 master’s, 4 doctoral, 5 professional

Type: 4 Year Private

www.howard.edu

The Catholic University of America

Address: Washington, DC

Enrollment: 3,690 undergrads, 3,140 graduate

Programs: 72 undergraduate, 103 master's, 66 doctoral

Type: 4 Year Private

www.cua.edu

The George Washington University

Address: Washington, DC

Enrollment: 10,000 undergrads, 14,000 graduate, 1,000 non-degree seeking

Programs: Undergraduate, graduate and professional programs in 11 schools

Type: 4 Year Private

www.gwu.edu

University of Maryland College Park

Address: College Park, Maryland

Enrollment: 26,775 undergrads, 10,000 graduate

Programs: Over 90 undergraduate and graduate programs in 14 schools

Type: 4 Year Public

www.umd.edu/

University of Maryland University College

Address: Adelphi, Maryland

Enrollment: 90,000 worldwide

Programs: 100 bachelor's and master's degree programs and certificates

Type: 4 Year Public

www.umuc.edu/

K through 12

Maryland Public Schools

Montgomery County Public Schoolswww.montgomeryschoolsmd.org

  • 37 National Blue Ribbon Schools
  • 2010 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
  • 17th largest school system in the United States
  • 90% graduation rate in 2015
  • 65.7% AP participation rate in 2015
  • 1631 average combined SAT score for class of 2016
  • More than $343 million in scholarships for class of 2016

Selected Private Schools:

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