Harrison County

Harrison County did an excellent job redistricting its county council in 2011. Previously, the population deviation was 33%, more than three times the allowable limit. After redistricting, the deviation was reduced to an acceptable 9%, while maintaining compact districts.

 

 

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. The population deviation was 33.4%, more than three times the allowable limit.

     
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census?   Yes
     

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

  Yes. It is 9%.
     
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 9,222 | District 2 10,146 | District 3 10,032 | District 4 9,964
NORTH BLUE RIVER
NORTH SPENCER
NORTHEAST MORGAN
NORTHWEST HARRISON
NORTHWEST MORGAN
SOUTH BLUE RIVER
SOUTH MORGAN
SOUTH SPENCER
SOUTHWEST MORGAN
CENTRAL FRANKLIN
NORTH FRANKLIN
NORTH JACKSON
NORTHEAST JACKSON
NORTHWEST JACKSON
SOUTH FRANKLIN
SOUTHEAST JACKSON
SOUTHWEST JACKSON
WEST FRANKLIN
      
CORYDON EAST
CORYDON SOUTH
CORYDON WEST
EAST HARRISON
NORTH HARRISON
NORTHEAST HARRISON
SOUTHEAST HARRISON
SOUTHWEST HARRISON
WEST HARRISON
  
EAST BOONE
EAST HETH
EAST WEBSTER
NORTHEAST POSEY
SOUTH HARRISON
SOUTHEAST POSEY
TAYLOR
WASHINGTON
WEST BOONE
WEST HETH
WEST POSEY
WEST WEBSTER
   
Total Population   39,364
Average District Population  9,841
Population Deviation   9%

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%.