Daviess County

Daviess County has a population deviation of 38%, nearly four times the allowable limit. In addition, one of the county council districts is in two pieces. Daviess County failed to redistrict in 2011.

 

 

 

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

No:  District 4 was in two separate pieces.  Districts 2 and 3 also had parts that jutted into each other.  The population deviation was at least 11.7%, but probably considerably higher.

 
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census? No
 
Does the population deviation exceed 10% for the current districts? No.  It is 38%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?  

No.  District 4 is in two separate pieces.  Also Districts 2 and 3 are not very compact.

 
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 #### | District 2 #### | District 3 #### | District 4 ####
BOGARD 01
ELMORE 01
ELMORE 02
MADISON 01
MADISON 02
MADISON 03
STEELE 01
VAN BUREN 01
BARR 01
BARR 02
WASHINGTON 01
WASHINGTON 02
WASHINGTON 05
WASHINGTON 10
WASHINGTON 15
HARRISON 01
REEVE 01
WASHINGTON 04
WASHINGTON 11
WASHINGTON 12
WASHINGTON 13
WASHINGTON 14
VEALE 01
WASHINGTON 03
WASHINGTON 06
WASHINGTON 07
WASHINGTON 08
WASHINGTON 09
Total Population    ####
Average District Population   ####
Population Deviation    ##%

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%.