Fulton County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgFulton County's council districts are only slightly above the acceptable population deviation (11% instead of 10%), and they are reasonably compact. 

 

 

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?    No
     
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%?   No.  It is 11%
     
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?    Yes
     
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 5,028 | District 2 5,627 | District 3 5,107 | District 4 5,074
AUBBEENAUBBEE 09
LIBERTY13
UNION 16
WAYNE 17
HENRY 01
HENRY 02
HENRY 03
NEW CASTLE 14
RICHLAND 15
      
ROCHESTER 01
ROCHESTER 02
ROCHESTER 03
ROCHESTER 04
   
ROCHESTER 05
ROCHESTER 06
ROCHESTER 07
ROCHESTER 08
   
Total Population   20,836
Average District Population  5,209
Population Deviation   11%

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%.