Orange County Community Indicators Project

Active Project? Yes
Year Project Began: 2000
Year of Last Input: 2010
Last Updated: Mar 8 2014
Project Location:
Orange County, California
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
County of Orange
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

County, Metropolitan, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province, National, Other

Issue Areas

Children & Youth, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Civic Engagement


The purpose of the Orange County Community Indicators report is to inform and inspire community members, policymakers, and business leaders working to maintain and improve Orange County’s quality of life. Released annually since 2000, the report tracks about 50 countywide trends on topics that contribute to sustaining a healthy and vital economy, environment, and populace. Topics include economy and business climate, technology and innovation, education, community health and prosperity, public safety, environment, and civic engagement. Additionally, each year two or three special features drill down on issues of particular importance to Orange County. To place Orange County’s performance in context, many indicators compare the county to the state, nation and “peer” regions, including neighborhing regions and economic competitors nationwide. The OC CIP is sponsored by the County of Orange, the Children and Families Commission of Orange County, and the Orange County Business Council. Contributing partners include the Urban Land Institute – Orange County/Inland Empire chaper and La Jolla Institute.

Has CI-PM Integration?

This report is used independently for performance management by certain public and nonprofit agencies which embed relevant indicators into their performance management systems, linking agency progress with overall county progress.

Project URL

Project Contact:

Kari Parsons
Parsons Consulting, Inc. -
Eugene OR USA