Choosing Indicators

What is an indicator?

An indicator is a quantitative measure that describes some aspect of our community – economic, social, cultural, environmental – over time. There are obviously many ways to measure our community, and we have tried to choose some of the most meaningful. Learn more about other indicator projects that are under way across the country.

What indicators do you have?

Our goal is to select indicators that tell the most important facts about our region. We have selected eleven topic areas as the initial focus of this site: Arts, Demographics, Economy, Education, Environment, Government, Health, Housing, Public Safety, Transportation and Sustainability. Data for many new indicators are still in the works.

Who chooses the indicators?

Pittsburgh Today has recruited committees of experts in each of the major topic areas to select the indicators.