The Savannah::Chatham Community Indicators project was established to monitor the current state of progress on priority areas of public policy interest in the City of Savannah and Chatham County. The indicators are data that measure activity and identify trends in four categories of primary interest: education and youth development, health and wellness, economic independence, and regionalism. In each of these four sections you will find indicators for which data has been collected and reviewed to characterize current conditions in the community. Armed with this knowledge, community leaders can develop policies and programs focused on addressing conditions reflected in the indicators.
The community indicators project unfolded over a period of several years. In 2007, a strategic planning initiative among community leaders led to a general survey of the population in 2008. These efforts were undertaken to identify significant issues of importance to community stakeholders in Chatham County and the City of Savannah. Through late 2009 and into 2010, the project developed and grew into the site you are about to explore. The Savannah::Chatham Community Indicators project is meant to serve as an informational tool that can be used to monitor progress on matters of importance to the well-being of the community.