DeKalb County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgAlthough DeKalb County appears to have redistricted in 2011, the population deviation is 15%, which is well above the maximum allowable deviation of 10%. Thus DeKalb's districts should be redrawn.

 

 

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?  

Yes, it appears to have done so.  Formerly, all of Union Township was in district 4 and now only a portion of it is.

 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%? No. It is 15%
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?  

No, but perhaps acceptable. District 4 is all of DeKalb 4 precinct which is Auburn, IN.  It contains two small pieces of District 2 wholly within it, but one of those pieces has no houses and the other just a few. 

 
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
11,425
| District 2
10,035
| District 3
10,951
| District 4
9,812
BUTLER 02
CONCORD
JACKSON NORTH
JACKSON SOUTH
NEWVILLE
SPENCER
WILMINGTON 01
WILMINGTON 02
WILMINGTON 03
WILMINGTON 04
FRANKLIN
GRANT 01
GRANT 02
GRANT 03
SMITHFIELD EAST
SMITHFIELD SOUTH
SMITHFIELD WEST
STAFFORD
TROY
UNION 02
UNION 04
UNION 09
      
BUTLER 01
FAIRFIELD
KEYSER 01
KEYSER 02
KEYSER 03
KEYSER 04
KEYSER 05
KEYSER 06
RICHLAND
   
UNION 01
UNION 03
UNION 05
UNION 06
UNION 07
UNION 08
UNION 10
UNION 11
   
Total Population    42,223
Average District Population   10,556
Population Deviation    15%

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%.