Bartholomew County

Bartholomew County is perhaps the worst example in the state of county council districts that are not compact or contiguous. Districts 1 and 2 have multiple pieces that are either completely non-contiguous or are connected only by a long, narrow road. In addition, four of its precincts are split between two districts.

 

 

County Redistricting Overview

State law and state and federal court decisions require that local government districts be compact, contiguous, not cross precinct boundaries, and be as nearly equal in population as possible (usually with population deviation of less than 10%). To be in compliance, answers to each of the questions below should be "Yes".

Note: Other requirements regarding vote dilution and minority representation are not examined in this report.

Were the districts based on the 2000 census in compliance with state law?

No.  Districts 1 and 2 had multiple pieces that were either completely non-contiguous or were connected by a narrow road. 

 
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census? No.
 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%? Cannot be determined due to split precincts
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?

No.  Districts 1 and 2 have multiple pieces that are either completely non-contiguous or are connected by a narrow road. 

 
 
Is every precinct wholly contained within a single district?

No:  Precincts Columbus 100, 200, 225 and 400 are each split between Districts 3 and 4.  Columbus 1000 is split between Districts 1 and 2.

 
 
 

 

 

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2010 Census Data

In 2012, we were able to determine exact populations for each county council district by identifying which precincts (as drawn in 2011 by each county) were in which county council district. We were able to calculate precinct populations using the 2010 census as long as precincts contained whole census blocks, which they are supposed to do.

District 1 population unknown | District 2 population unknown | District 3 population unknown | District 4 population unknown

CLAY 3500
CLAY 3550
CLAY 3600
CLIFTY 3700
COLUMBUS 1000
COLUMBUS 1200
COLUMBUS 1300
COLUMBUS 1400
COLUMBUS 1500
COLUMBUS 1600
COLUMBUS 3200
HAWCREEK 4600
HAWCREEK 4700
HAWCREEK 4800
HAWCREEK 4900
ROCKCREEK 5200 (Precinct split between 1 and 2)
COLUMBUS 1100
CLAY 3500


COLUMBUS 0700
COLUMBUS 0900
COLUMBUS 2500
COLUMBUS 2600
COLUMBUS 2700
COLUMBUS 2800
COLUMBUS 2850
COLUMBUS 2900
COLUMBUS 3300
COLUMBUS 3350
FLATROCK 3800
FLATROCK 3850 (NV)
GERMAN 3900
GERMAN 4000
GERMAN 4100
GERMAN 4200
GERMAN 4250 (NV)
GERMAN 4300
GERMAN 4350      
COLUMBUS 0250
COLUMBUS 0300
COLUMBUS 0600
COLUMBUS 0800
COLUMBUS 1700
COLUMBUS 1800
COLUMBUS 1900
COLUMBUS 2000
COLUMBUS 2100
COLUMBUS 2200
COLUMBUS 2300
COLUMBUS 2400 (Precincts split between 3 and 4)
COLUMBUS 0100
COLUMBUS 0200
COLUMBUS 0225
COLUMBUS 0400
COLUMBUS 0500
COLUMBUS 3000
COLUMBUS 3100
COLUMBUS 3400
HARRISON 4400
HARRISON 4450
HARRISON 4500
HARRISON 4550
JACKSON 5000
OHIO 5100
SANDCREEK 5300
SANDCREEK 5400
WAYNE 5500
WAYNE 5600
WAYNE 5700
WAYNE 5800
Total Population    76,794              
Average District Population   19,198.5              
Population Deviation   Unknown due to shared precincts

Population deviation is calculated by subtracting the smallest district from the largest district and dividing by the average district population. The maximum allowable deviation for local governments is 10%.