The Research Section interprets demographic data into information portraying a detailed, meaningful picture that helps planners and county officials better understand our communities, county, or region. Demographic information is used in defining planning issues and making sound public decisions to serve the needs of a diverse community.
Staff develop forecasts in coordination with the Baltimore Metropolitan Council
(BMC), and Maryland Department of Planning
(MDP). The forecasts are used to develop transportation plans and improve air quality in the Baltimore-Washington region.
The Research Section also works closely with the U.S. Bureau of the Census and Maryland Department of Planning to achieve local address update and statistical areas delineation programs to ensure an accurate census enumeration.