Crawford County

Crawford County's council districts have the second worst population deviation in the state at 73%.  A vote cast in District 4 is, in effect, worth more than twice what a vote cast in District 2 is worth, thus depriving residents of District 2 of the right to equal representation in council decisions.

 

 

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. The population deviation was 75%, seven-and-a-half times the allowable limit.

 
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census? No
 

Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%?

No.  It is 73%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous? Yes
 
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 3347 | District 2 3625 | District 3 2063 | District 4 1678
JENNINGS 01
JENNINGS 02
WHISKEY RUN 01
WHISKEY RUN 02
LIBERTY 01
LIBERTY 02
STERLING 01
STERLING 02
STERLING 03
JOHNSON 01
JOHNSON 02
PATOKA 01
PATOKA 02

BOONE
OHIO 01
OHIO 02
UNION 01
UNION 02


Total Population   10,713
Average District Population  2,678
Population Deviation    73%

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%.