Grant County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgThe population deviation for Grant County is right at the upper limit of acceptability. The problem is that a major portion of one county council district is wholly inside of another district, thus failing the requirements that districts be compact and contiguous.  

 

 

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?  

No. A sizable chunk of District 4 was wholly inside District 1.

 
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census?  

Probably not, as the 2000 and 2010 maps appear to be identical.

 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%? It is 10.1%
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous? No. A sizable chunk of District 4 is wholly inside District 1.
 
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

17,960

| District 2 16,542 | District 3 17,253 | District 4 18,306
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MILL 01
MILL 03
MILL 06
MILL 09
MILL 10
CENTER 01
CENTER 02
CENTER 03
CENTER 04
CENTER 05
CENTER 06
CENTER 07
CENTER 12
CENTER 18
CENTER 19
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VAN BUREN
WASHINGTON 01
WASHINGTON 02
WASHINGTON 03
WASHINGTON 04
      
FRANKLIN 01
FRANKLIN 02
FRANKLIN 03
FRANKLIN 04
FRANKLIN 05
FRANKLIN 06
FRANKLIN 07
GREEN
PLEASANT 01
PLEASANT 02
PLEASANT 03
PLEASANT 04
PLEASANT 05
PLEASANT 06
PLEASANT 07
RICHLAND
SIMS
  
AIRPORT 01 (MILL TWP) (NV)
FAIRMOUNT 01
FAIRMOUNT 02
FAIRMOUNT 03
FAIRMOUNT 04
JEFFERSON 01
JEFFERSON 02
JEFFERSON 03
JEFFERSON 04 (NV)
LIBERTY
MILL 02
MILL 04
MILL 05
MILL 07
MILL 08
MILL 11
MONROE 01
   
Total Population    70,061
Average District Population   17,515.3
Population Deviation    10.1%

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%.