Hendricks County

Hendricks County brought its population deviation down from 20% to only 7% by redistricting its county council in 2011. Unfortunately, it seems to have left parts of District 1 stranded inside of District 4 in violation of the requirement that districts be 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. The population deviation was 20%, twice the acceptable limit.

     
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census?   Yes
     

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

  Yes.  It is 7%.
     
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?    

No. A sizable chunk of District 1 is wholly inside District 4 (it is half of Precinct 16). Another smaller disconnected piece of District 1 is in District 2 (a small part of precinct Lincoln 9). Both these areas appear to have houses and thus inhabitants, especially the first one.

     
Is every precinct wholly contained within a single district?   Yes
     

 

 

IndianaCCDistricts wLayout Hendricks 

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 34,773 | District 2 36,868 | District 3 37,169 | District 4 36,634
LINCOLN 09
LINCOLN 16
WASHINGTON 03
WASHINGTON 04
WASHINGTON 05
WASHINGTON 06
WASHINGTON 09
WASHINGTON 10
WASHINGTON 13
WASHINGTON 15
WASHINGTON 16
WASHINGTON 18
WASHINGTON 19
WASHINGTON 20
WASHINGTON 22
WASHINGTON 23
WASHINGTON 24
WASHINGTON 27
WASHINGTON 28
BROWN 01
BROWN 02
BROWN 03
BROWN 04
BROWN 05
BROWN 06
BROWN 07
BROWN 08
LINCOLN 01
LINCOLN 02
LINCOLN 03
LINCOLN 04
LINCOLN 05
LINCOLN 06
LINCOLN 07
LINCOLN 08
LINCOLN 10
LINCOLN 11
LINCOLN 12
LINCOLN 13
LINCOLN 14
LINCOLN 15
LINCOLN 17
LINCOLN 18
LINCOLN 19
      
CLAY 01
CLAY 02
FRANKLIN 01
GUILFORD 01
GUILFORD 02
GUILFORD 03
GUILFORD 04
GUILFORD 05
GUILFORD 06
GUILFORD 07
GUILFORD 08
GUILFORD 09
GUILFORD 10
GUILFORD 11
GUILFORD 12
GUILFORD 13
GUILFORD 14
GUILFORD 15
GUILFORD 16
GUILFORD 17
GUILFORD 18
GUILFORD 19
GUILFORD 20
GUILFORD 21
LIBERTY 01
LIBERTY 02
LIBERTY 03
LIBERTY 04
LIBERTY 05
CENTER 01
CENTER 02
CENTER 03
CENTER 04
CENTER 05
CENTER 06
CENTER 07
CENTER 08
CENTER 09
CENTER 10
EEL RIVER 01
EEL RIVER 02
MARION 01
MIDDLE 01
MIDDLE 02
MIDDLE 03
MIDDLE 04
UNION 01
UNION 02
WASHINGTON 01
WASHINGTON 02
WASHINGTON 07
WASHINGTON 08
WASHINGTON 11
WASHINGTON 12
WASHINGTON 14
WASHINGTON 17
WASHINGTON 21
WASHINGTON 25
WASHINGTON 26
Total Population   145,444
Average District Population  36,361
Population Deviation   7%

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%.