Our Social Environment Goal

Our community will be characterized by stable families, low crime, affordable housing, and access to opportunity.


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Social Environment Community Leaders


The Spartanburg Community Indicators Project partners with Indicator Area Leaders to improve outcomes in each of its seven Indicator Areas.  These organizations set improvement goals based on indicator data and lead individuals, businesses and community groups to coordinate efforts and information, thus facilitating steady progress in quality of life improvement.


The Social Environment Coalition serves as the Indicator Area Leader for the Social Environment Indicator Area. The Coalition is a group of professional and nonprofit groups working together to improve social environment outcomes in Spartanburg County. The groups coordinate their efforts through a council and have developed goals in three social priority areas to be reached by 2018.  Each priority area's work is guided by a Priority Group.

Social Environment Data



Leading Indicators

Leading indicators are those measures that best reflect the status of the social environment, are most impactful, and are useful predictors of social trends. The leading indicators for the Social Environment are:

  • Violent Crime: SLED
  • Juvenile Data: South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Live Births to Single Mothers with Less than HS Education: Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Center
  • Live Births to Single Mothers: Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Center
  • Children in Foster Care: South Carolina Department of Social Services
  • Child Neglect and Abuse: Annie E. Casey Kids Count Data Center

Secondary and Crosscutting Indicators

Secondary and crosscutting indicators are other measures of the social environment, variables that have impacts on the social environment health, or are tangentially reflective of the state of the social environment.