New Website Launch

To monitor and evaluate the state of the Lowcountry region, the Lowcountry Community Indicators (LCI) Project was initiated. The LCI consolidates the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry's Community Indicators Report and the Lowcountry Council of Governments' The People and the Economy report. These two reports are complementary, providing common criteria and metrics related to the Lowcountry region.

The main objective of the LCI project is to provide a centralized community resource offering relevant indicators that help support informed decision making. The LCI will assist citizen leaders, public officials and policy makers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, researches, and the media in making decisions to positively affect the community's well-being.

The LCI offers key indicators for the region that are understandable, meaningful, and accessible. The LCI includes the categories of:

  • Demographics
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Environment
  • Poverty
  • Education
  • Transportation
  • Economy
In those 8 categories there are 36 topics which cover over 100 key indicators.

The website,, allows users to view, navigate to, and download specific, relevant indicators of each topic mentioned above. In addition, the user will have the ability to locate all the data for one specific county or compare the data in all four counties.