Cass County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgCass County apparently did not redistrict in 2011. The population deviation for its county council districts is twice the allowable limit. Thus the county needs to redistrict now.

 

 

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? Unknown
 
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census?

 


Probably not, as the 2000 and 2010 maps appear to be identical.

 

 
 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%? No.  It is 20%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?  

Yes.  District 3, which is mostly Logansport, juts into District 2, but that is because it follows two rivers to the point where they join.

 
Is every precinct wholly contained within a single district? Yes
 
 

 

 

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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 10,216 | District 2 8,403 | District 3 10,364 | District 4 9,994
17 CLAY 2
22 HARRISON
24 JEFFERSON
26 NOBLE SOUTH
30 ADAMS
31 CLAY 1
33 NOBLE NORTH
34 NOBLE CITY
36 CLAY 3
37 CLAY CITY
38 BETHLEHEM
39 BOONE
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02
03
04
05
06
07
16
21 EEL WEST
      
08
09
10
11
12
13
14
15
20 EEL EAST
18 CLINTON
19 DEER CREEK
23 JACKSON
25 MIAMI
27 TIPTON 1
28 TIPTON 2
29 WASHINGTON
32 GALVESTON
35 WASHINGTON CITY
40 CLINTON CITY NV
Total Population    38,977
Average District Population   9,744
Population Deviation    20%

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%.