Greene County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgGreene County's council districts have a population deviation of 25%, two-and-a half times the allowable limit.  Though the districts are admirably compact, they need to be redrawn to ensure equal representation.  

 

 

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 25%.
     
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 8,907 | District 2 8,965 | District 3 8,411 | District 4 6,882
FAIRPLAY
RICHLAND 01
BEECH CREEK 02
RICHLAND 03
RICHLAND 04
BEECH CREEK 01
RICHLAND 02
HIGHLAND
WASHINGTON 02
JACKSON
CENTER 01
CASS
WASHINGTON 01
GRANT
CENTER 02
TAYLOR
      
WRIGHT 05
JEFFERSON 01
JEFFERSON 02
SMITH
STOCKTON 02
WRIGHT 04
WRIGHT 01
WRIGHT 03
WRIGHT 02
  
STAFFORD
STOCKTON 06
STOCKTON 05
STOCKTON 03
STOCKTON 04
STOCKTON 01
STOCKTON 07
 
Total Population   33,165
Average District Population  8,291
Population Deviation   25%

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%.