Jackson County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgAlthough Jackson County's council districts are slightly over the allowable limit (11% instead of less than 10%), they are reasonably compact. Overall, Jackson's districts are much better drawn than in most counties.

 

 

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? Yes, the county appears to have redistricted.
 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%? No. It is 11%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?  

Yes, reasonably so given that they follow very winding river boundaries.   (Note: Part of District 2 is inside of District 3, but that part consists only of the I-65 interchange with Rte. 50.)

 
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 10,372 | District 2 10,838 | District 3 10,008 | District 4 11,158
BROWNSTOWN 01
BROWNSTOWN 02
BROWNSTOWN 04
BROWNSTOWN 05
BROWNSTOWN TWP. EAST
BROWNSTOWN TWP. WEST
CARR
OWEN
PERSHING
SALT CREEK
DRIFTWOOD
GRASSY FORK
JACKSON 04 SOUTH
JACKSON 06
JACKSON 07
VERNON CROTHERSVILLE
VERNON NORTH
VERNON SOUTH
WASHINGTON
      
HAMILTON
JACKSON 01 EAST
JACKSON 02 EAST
REDDING EAST
REDDING SEYMOUR CITY
REDDING WEST
   
JACKSON 02 WEST
JACKSON 03 NORTH
JACKSON 03 SOUTH
JACKSON 04 NORTH
JACKSON 05 EAST
JACKSON 05 NORTH
 
Total Population   42,376
Average District Population  10,594
Population Deviation   11%

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%.