Montgomery County

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With more than 1 million residents, Montgomery County is one of the largest and most diverse jurisdictions in the DC region. Housing affordability is a major issue facing the County, and the most recent data suggests about 1 out of every 2 renter households (49%) in Montgomery County is housing cost burdened (paying 30% or more of income on housing related expenses). This is one of the highest renter cost burdened percentages in the region. The County is a desirable place to live with a proximity to DC and robust amenities, and this is reflected in the rising rents in the County’s housing market. At $1,788, the median gross rent in Montgomery County has been climbing consistently for many years which is putting a strain on many families and individuals. The County has a long history of addressing housing affordability through local policies and programs. From the Moderately-Priced Dwelling Unit program dating back to the 1970s, to an active and growing Housing Trust Fund, and robust housing preservation strategies. Montgomery County has prioritized housing in their comprehensive plan and has been a leader in this space for many decades.

HIT Targets

Annual Housing Targets by Income
LowestLowLow-MiddleMiddleHighHighest
$0 to $799$800 to $1,299$1,300 to $1,799$1,800 to $2,499$2,500 to $3,499$3,500 and aboveTotal Units
7537876335733001203,247

Jurisdiction Adopted Targets

41,000 new housing units by 2030, 75% of which are to be in COG activity centers or near high-capacity transit.

Population

1,050,688 (2019 estimate)

Elected Officials

  1. Gabe Albornoz

    Council Vice President - At Large

  2. Hans Reimer

    Councilmember At-Large

  3. Evan Glass

    Councilmember At-Large

  4. Will Jawando

    Councilmember At-Large

  5. Tom Hucker

    Council President - District 5

  6. Andrew Friedson

    Councilmember - District 1

  7. Nancy Navarro

    Councilmember - District 4

  8. Craig Rice

    Councilmember - District 2

Equity Officer

  1. Tiffany Ward

    Director of the Office of Racial Equity and Social Justice

Policy Status

Housing Priority

  • Arlington County
  • Charles County
  • City of Alexandria
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County
  • Frederick County
  • Loudoun County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Prince William County

Inclusionary Housing

  • Arlington County
  • Charles County
  • City of Alexandria
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County
  • Frederick County
  • Loudoun County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Prince William County

Housing Trust Fund

  • Arlington County
  • Charles County
  • City of Alexandria
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County
  • Frederick County
  • Loudoun County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Prince William County

Property tax, Impact fee, Tax or Fee abatements or Exemptions

  • Arlington County
  • Charles County
  • City of Alexandria
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County
  • Frederick County
  • Loudoun County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Prince William County

Public land

  • Arlington County
  • Charles County
  • City of Alexandria
  • District of Columbia
  • Fairfax County
  • Frederick County
  • Loudoun County
  • Montgomery County
  • Prince George's County
  • Prince William County

Housing Outcomes

Display by: Percentage
# of Units

Affordability Context

Median Household Income By Race

Median household income in USD

Arlington County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$104,000$80,500$85,600$100,300$102,200$107,500$93,700
Black$61,900$57,600$65,400$59,500$51,800$56,700$63,300
Hispanic$67,700$62,500$72,500$59,000$91,000$82,200$72,800
White$114,800$120,900$120,700$122,900$124,100$137,300$135,000
Two or more races$122,200$155,900$108,800$102,000$101,900$111,100$120,600
Charles County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$110,200$141,200$141,200$91,400$107,200$100,500$128,400
Black$85,400$75,200$83,000$95,400$95,200$85,300$103,100
Hispanic$76,900$85,600$110,400$91,800$112,900$84,800$64,400
White$89,800$98,200$91,000$98,500$97,300$103,600$103,400
Two or more races$101,000$81,100$72,000$66,700$130,100$61,600$109,200
City of Alexandria2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$97,800$100,200$100,800$100,400$98,900$102,600$108,700
Black$52,000$49,700$50,600$52,400$57,400$70,300$80,600
Hispanic$58,100$59,000$62,200$50,300$52,600$52,200$74,800
White$100,300$103,800$107,300$110,200$117,000$118,000$123,600
Two or more races$105,100$69,500$72,800$75,100$92,200$75,600$62,100
District of Columbia2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$63,200$84,500$93,900$99,400$96,400$116,400$103,200
Black$38,100$40,700$41,500$37,900$42,200$45,200$48,700
Hispanic$50,900$63,100$66,000$64,900$84,700$72,300$99,800
White$111,900$114,700$120,400$125,700$132,700$136,500$149,700
Two or more races$89,400$72,700$96,000$81,800$85,500$95,400$101,300
Fairfax County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$109,800$104,900$106,100$107,600$116,600$127,300$125,000
Black$80,500$81,800$82,900$85,400$81,000$85,700$93,600
Hispanic$71,500$71,900$78,300$82,100$71,800$81,100$76,500
White$119,300$120,900$121,900$128,400$130,100$132,800$141,800
Two or more races$98,000$95,000$96,500$106,300$91,000$94,900$108,300
Frederick County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$86,600$87,000$92,600$98,500$105,900$102,300$104,100
Black$63,500$64,700$66,100$57,300$84,400$92,600$59,700
Hispanic$60,300$83,500$62,400$64,600$75,200$56,800$103,800
White$87,900$85,800$86,700$94,100$92,300$96,500$107,000
Two or more races$84,800$79,000$62,100$77,300$84,100$105,800$100,200
Loudoun County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$126,500$130,900$135,400$169,700$161,200$153,500$191,100
Black$84,100$133,900$103,200$119,800$132,900$118,800$112,200
Hispanic$81,700$69,300$85,400$92,300$81,100$92,100$95,400
White$119,700$123,100$127,700$133,000$135,000$143,100$151,200
Two or more races$116,500$110,300$88,000$121,500$88,900$116,800$150,900
Montgomery County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$101,800$100,100$105,500$101,800$110,200$115,400$121,000
Black$67,800$72,300$63,900$69,300$76,100$80,500$72,600
Hispanic$66,900$67,200$68,100$70,100$75,600$76,800$75,500
White$113,200$109,700$116,900$116,300$120,800$126,300$135,600
Two or more races$85,500$72,500$85,600$85,300$100,300$100,100$93,300
Prince George's County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$75,300$79,500$75,100$80,200$96,600$94,800$100,000
Black$72,800$72,700$77,300$79,100$82,100$84,200$86,100
Hispanic$62,400$58,300$60,500$70,100$65,300$66,600$73,900
White$73,700$76,400$88,000$86,500$91,600$89,200$89,600
Two or more races$76,900$83,300$77,200$92,300$74,300$80,800$88,500
Prince William County2013201420152016201720182019
Asian$84,700$81,500$85,600$94,500$102,500$95,900$98,600
Black$84,700$82,300$96,600$92,500$89,000$95,900$102,200
Hispanic$69,700$65,600$63,100$66,600$81,900$82,500$81,500
White$101,000$97,200$105,900$108,300$112,500$118,300$112,700
Two or more races$115,500$67,500$104,100$70,800$107,300$98,200$101,400