Huntington County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgHuntington's county council districts have a population deviation of 18%, almost twice the allowable limit. One of the districts is also split in two by another district. Although the split is due to natural barriers, when the county redistricts they should be able to draw more 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. Two parts of District 2 were disconnected.  
 
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%? No. It is 18%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?  

No. District 2 is in two pieces.  They nearly meet at one point.  The reason District 2 is bifurcated is that precinct Huntington 7A (in the city of Huntington) follows the contours of two rivers that come to a point (like a bird's beak) and split the southwest portion of District 3 from the northeast portion.  

 
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 10,118 | District 2 8,932 | District 3 9,665 | District 4 8,409
HUNTINGTON 01
HUNTINGTON 01A
HUNTINGTON 10
HUNTINGTON 11A
HUNTINGTON 12A
HUNTINGTON 13
JACKSON 01
JACKSON 02
JACKSON 03
JACKSON 04
UNION
CLEAR CREEK 01
CLEAR CREEK 02
HUNTINGTON 07
HUNTINGTON 07A
HUNTINGTON 08
HUNTINGTON 09
HUNTINGTON 11
HUNTINGTON 12
WARREN
      
HUNTINGTON 02
HUNTINGTON 02A
HUNTINGTON 03
HUNTINGTON 04
HUNTINGTON 05
HUNTINGTON 05A
HUNTINGTON 06
HUNTINGTON 06A
DALLAS 01
DALLAS 02
JEFFERSON
LANCASTER
POLK
WAYNE
ROCK CREEK
SALAMONIE 01
SALAMONIE 02
Total Population    37,124
Average District Population   9,281
Population Deviation    18.4%

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%.