Fountain County

Fountain County's council districts meet all requirements: they are compact and contiguous and have a population deviation of only 6%.  

 

 

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?  

Yes. With a population deviation of only 6.3%, Fountain County was one of only two counties in which council districts followed township lines exclusively, yet still had a population deviations of less than 10%.

 
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census? No
 

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

Yes.  It is 6%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous? Yes
 
Is every precinct wholly contained within a single district? Yes 

 

 

IndianaCCDistricts wLayout Fountain

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 4,126 | District 2 4,383 | District 3 4,377 | District 4 4,354
CAIN
JACKSON
MILL CREEK
RICHLAND 01
RICHLAND 02
SHAWNEE
TROY 01
TROY 02
TROY 03
      
FULTON
VAN BUREN 01
VAN BUREN 02
VAN BUREN 03
WABASH
DAVIS
LOGAN 01
LOGAN 02
LOGAN 03
Total Population    17,240
Average District Population   4,310
Population Deviation    6%

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%.