Jasper County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgJasper County did an excellent job redistricting its county council in 2011, creating districts with deviations of less than 4%. Districts 1 and 2 have some anomalies with three small parcels of land, but otherwise, the districts are reasonably compact and 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?   Unknown
     
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census?   Yes
     
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%?   Yes. It is 4%.
     
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?   Yes, for the most part. Precinct Keener 2 is mostly in District 2, but three small parts are almost wholly within District 1.
     
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 8,209 | District 2 8,352 | District 3 8,524 | District 4 8,247
KEENER 01
KEENER 03
KEENER 04
KEENER 05
KANKAKEE
KEENER 02
UNION NORTH
WHEATFIELD EAST
WHEATFIELD WEST 01
WHEATFIELD WEST 02
      
BARKLEY NORTH
BARKLEY SOUTH
GILLIAM
MARION 07
NEWTON
UNION SOUTH
WALKER EAST
WALKER WEST
MILROY
HANGING GROVE
MARION 02
  
MARION 04
MARION 05
CARPENTER EAST
CARPENTER WEST
JORDAN
MARION 01
MARION 03
MARION 06
 
Total Population    33,332
Average District Population   8,333
Population Deviation    3.8%

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%.