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Orange County Community Indicators Project

Project ID: 453
CIC Member?:
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Year Project Began:
Year of Latest Report:
Last Update: 03/08/14
Project LocationOrange County, California
Lead OrganizationCounty of Orange
Type of OrganizationLocal Government - State, County, Regional

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Geographic Scope (The level of geography at which the indicator data is collected):
County, Metropolitan, Multi-County, Sub-State Region, State/Province, National, Other

Issue Areas:
Children/Youth/Families, Climate Change, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Governance, Health, Housing, Land Use, Population, Poverty, Public Safety, Recreation, Social, Transportation, Volunteerism


Project Description

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.

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Community Indicators – Performance Measures Integration

Does this project have Community Indicators?: Yes
County Profile, one-time Special Features (e.g. Sustainability Practices, Green Jobs, Land Use Efficiency, School Funding), Business Climate, Tourism, World Trade, Cost of Living, Income, Employment by Industry Cluster, Housing Demand, Housing Affordability, Rental Affordability, Mobility, Transit, High-Tech Cluster Diversity and Growth, Internet Access, Venture Capital and Patent Grants, Technology Workforce Preparation, Technology-Related Degrees Granted, Career Preparation, Educational Attainment, College Readiness, Academic Performance, English Learners, Prenatal Care, Leading Causes of Death for Children, Vaccine-Preventable Disease/Immunization Rates, Pediatric Asthma, Physical Fitness, Child Care Quality and Affordability, Family Income Security (public assistance/poverty), Family Housing Security, Health Insurance Coverage, Wellbeing of Older Adults, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Health Status, Family Safety (child abuse and domestic violence), Juvenile Crime, Crime Rate, Gang-Related Crime, Hate Crime, Coastal Water Quality, Solid and Household Hazardous Waste, Air Quality, Water Use and Supply, Renewable Energy, Voter Participation, Nonprofits, Community Wellbeing.

Does this project have Performance Measures?: No

Has this project integrated Community Indicators and Performance Measures?: Yes
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.

Contact Information

Kari Parsons
Parsons Consulting, Inc.
P.O. Box 3103
Eugene, OR 97403

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