Correction to This Graphic
This graphic incorrectly indicated that federal workers account for about 10 percent of the population in Montgomery County. They account for about 10 percent of the county workforce.
Montgomery County's role in the governor's race
A left-leaning county home to more independent voters than any other Maryland jurisdiction could play a pivotal role on Election Day, Nov. 2.
SOURCES: American Community Survey, 2002 and 2008 | SOURCES: Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, 2009 annual report | The Washington Post - August 31, 2010