What is the Spartanburg Community Indicators Project?

Spartanburg Community Indicators Project presents data and engages the community in dialogue and strategy that leads to positive change in Spartanburg County, South Carolina. The project facilitates organizations and individuals as they actively promote civic prosperity by using community indicator data to inform and guide their progress.


The Project is a collaboration of The Spartanburg County Foundation, United Way of the Piedmont, Spartanburg County, University of South Carolina Upstate, Mary Black Foundation, Spartanburg Regional Foundation, and Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce.  We partner with Indicator Area Leaders in the community to improve outcomes in each of our seven Indicator Areas.


Equity Report

Explore the Indicator Areas

Explore the goals, challenges, success stories, and collected data for each Indicator Area in Spartanburg County.

Civic Health

Indicator Area Leader: Spartanburg County Public Libraries

Our citizens will have access to opportunities for civic engagement that promote community well-being and an enriched quality of life.


Cultural Vitality

Indicator Area Leader: Chapman Cultural Center
Our community will increase opportunities for cultural experiences, both formal and informal, and broaden community engagement to be more representative of Spartanburg County’s population.


Indicator Area Leader: Spartanburg Area Chamber of Commerce

Our citizens will have access to living wage jobs and our communities will be economically viable.



Indicator Area Leader: Spartanburg Academic Movement

Our children will excel academically and our citizens will demonstrate high levels of baccalaureate degree attainment, rendering Spartanburg the best educated county in the state.


Natural Environment

Indicator Area Leader: Natural Environment Coalition

Our citizens will manage our natural resources in a way that will support current and future generations.


Public Health

Indicator Area Leader: The Road to Better Health

Our citizens will be increasingly healthy, demonstrating decreasing incidence and prevalence of health risk factors and poor health outcomes.