Delaware County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgDelaware County redistricted in 2011, creating districts nearly equal in population with a deviation of only 2.1%. However, Districts 1 and 3 have non-contiguous pieces that lie wholly within other districts.

 

 

 

County Redistricting Overview

State law and state and federal court decisions require that local government districts be compact, contiguous, not cross precint 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
 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%?  Yes.  It is 2%
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?  

No.  Six pieces of District 1 lie wholly within District 2; all 6 pieces belong to Precinct 71.  Also, 1 piece of District 3 (part of Precinct 41) is wholly within District 1.  Part of the problem is that District 2 partly follows the western boundary of Yorktown (it does not follow the eastern part). 

 
Is every precinct wholly contained within a single district? Yes. 
 
Other comments: The pieces of District 1 and 3 that are in other districts are non-contiguous precincts, which are usually caused by unincorporated properties within city limits. As these areas are frequently uninhabited, the practical outcome in terms of redistricting is usually minimal or nonexistent.

 

 

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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

29,281

| District 2

29,726

| District 3

29,560

| District 4

29,104

PRECINCT 01
PRECINCT 05
PRECINCT 09
PRECINCT 13
PRECINCT 14
PRECINCT 15
PRECINCT 19
PRECINCT 22
PRECINCT 23
PRECINCT 29
PRECINCT 44
PRECINCT 51
PRECINCT 52
PRECINCT 53
PRECINCT 54
PRECINCT 71
PRECINCT 81
PRECINCT 94
PRECINCT 03
PRECINCT 04
PRECINCT 06
PRECINCT 10
PRECINCT 25
PRECINCT 26
PRECINCT 33
PRECINCT 34
PRECINCT 36
PRECINCT 38
PRECINCT 50
PRECINCT 55
PRECINCT 56
PRECINCT 58
PRECINCT 74
PRECINCT 78
PRECINCT 87
PRECINCT 88
PRECINCT 95
PRECINCT 98
      
PRECINCT 07
PRECINCT 11
PRECINCT 12
PRECINCT 18
PRECINCT 20
PRECINCT 28
PRECINCT 35
PRECINCT 39
PRECINCT 40
PRECINCT 41
PRECINCT 43
PRECINCT 46
PRECINCT 48
PRECINCT 59
PRECINCT 62
PRECINCT 63
PRECINCT 64
PRECINCT 73
PRECINCT 75
PRECINCT 02
PRECINCT 08
PRECINCT 27
PRECINCT 42
PRECINCT 45
PRECINCT 47
PRECINCT 49
PRECINCT 57
PRECINCT 60
PRECINCT 61
PRECINCT 65
PRECINCT 66
PRECINCT 67
PRECINCT 68
PRECINCT 69
PRECINCT 70
PRECINCT 77
PRECINCT 90
PRECINCT 91
PRECINCT 92
PRECINCT 93
Total Population   117,671
Average District Population  29,417.8
Population Deviation   2.1%

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%.