Fayette County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgFayette County did not redistrict in 2011. The population deviation is now 26%, more than two-and-a-half times the allowable limit. 

 

 

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?    

Apparently 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 26%.
     
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?   Part of District 3 juts into District 1, but otherwise yes.   
     
Is every precinct wholly contained within a single district?   Yes
     
   

 

 

IndianaCCDistricts wLayout Fayette

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 5,425 | District 2 5,421 | District 3 6,446 | District 4 6,985
CONNERSVILLE 01
CONNERSVILLE 02
CONNERSVILLE 06
CONNERSVILLE 07
CONNERSVILLE 12
CONNERSVILLE 13
HARRISON 02
HARRISON 03
HARRISON 04
HARRISON 05
HARRISON 06
HARRISON 07
WATERLOO 01
      
CONNERSVILLE 03
CONNERSVILLE 04
CONNERSVILLE 05
CONNERSVILLE 08
FAIRVIEW 01
HARRISON 01
HARRISON 08
ORANGE 01
POSEY 01
  
COLUMBIA 01
CONNERSVILLE 09
CONNERSVILLE 10
CONNERSVILLE 11
JACKSON 01
JENNINGS 01
 
Total Population    24,277
Average District Population   6,069
Population Deviation    26%

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%.