Johnson County

Johnson County redistricted in 2011 and remedied some apparent earlier problems with non-contiguous pieces. However, the population deviation between the largest and smallest districts is an unacceptably high 24%. Johnson County needs to take another crack at redistricting.

 

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 is unknown, but pieces of District 2 were wholly contained inside of District 3.  
 
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census? Yes
 

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

No. It is 24%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous? Yes. The problems with District 2 and 3 have been remedied, although the U shape of District 1--which follows the entire eastern and southern sides of the county and most of the western side--is not ideal
 
Is every precinct wholly contained within a single district? Yes

 

IndianaCCDistricts wLayout Johnson

 

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 32,048 | District 2 40,353 | District 3 33,289 | District 4 33,964
BLUE RIVER 01
BLUE RIVER 02
BLUE RIVER 03
BLUE RIVER 04
BLUE RIVER 05
CLARK 01
CLARK 02
CLARK 03
HENSLEY 01
HENSLEY 02
HENSLEY 03
NEEDHAM 01
NEEDHAM 02
NEEDHAM 03
NEEDHAM 04
NEEDHAM 05
NINEVEH 01
NINEVEH 02
NINEVEH 03
NINEVEH 04 (NV)
UNION 01
UNION 02
UNION 03
WHITE RIVER 08
WHITE RIVER 09
WHITE RIVER 12
WHITE RIVER 15
WHITE RIVER 24
WHITE RIVER 35
WHITE RIVER 38
FRANKLIN 01
FRANKLIN 02
FRANKLIN 03
FRANKLIN 04
FRANKLIN 05
FRANKLIN 06
FRANKLIN 07
FRANKLIN 08
FRANKLIN 09
FRANKLIN 10
FRANKLIN 11
FRANKLIN 12
FRANKLIN 13
FRANKLIN 14
FRANKLIN 15
FRANKLIN 16
FRANKLIN 17
FRANKLIN 18
FRANKLIN 19
FRANKLIN 20
PLEASANT 01
PLEASANT 02
PLEASANT 03
PLEASANT 07
PLEASANT 18
PLEASANT 19
PLEASANT 21
PLEASANT 22
PLEASANT 31
PLEASANT 33
PLEASANT 34
PLEASANT 38
PLEASANT 39
PLEASANT 41
PLEASANT 46
      
PLEASANT 04
PLEASANT 05
PLEASANT 06
PLEASANT 08
PLEASANT 09
PLEASANT 10
PLEASANT 11
PLEASANT 12
PLEASANT 13
PLEASANT 14
PLEASANT 15
PLEASANT 16
PLEASANT 17
PLEASANT 20
PLEASANT 23
PLEASANT 24
PLEASANT 25
PLEASANT 26
PLEASANT 27
PLEASANT 28
PLEASANT 29
PLEASANT 30
PLEASANT 32
PLEASANT 35
PLEASANT 36
PLEASANT 37
PLEASANT 40
PLEASANT 42
PLEASANT 43
PLEASANT 44
PLEASANT 45
PLEASANT 47
PLEASANT 48
PLEASANT 49
 
WHITE RIVER 01
WHITE RIVER 02
WHITE RIVER 03
WHITE RIVER 04
WHITE RIVER 05
WHITE RIVER 06
WHITE RIVER 07
WHITE RIVER 10
WHITE RIVER 11
WHITE RIVER 13
WHITE RIVER 14
WHITE RIVER 16
WHITE RIVER 17
WHITE RIVER 18
WHITE RIVER 19
WHITE RIVER 20
WHITE RIVER 21
WHITE RIVER 22
WHITE RIVER 23
WHITE RIVER 25
WHITE RIVER 26
WHITE RIVER 27
WHITE RIVER 28
WHITE RIVER 29
WHITE RIVER 30
WHITE RIVER 31
WHITE RIVER 32
WHITE RIVER 33
WHITE RIVER 34
WHITE RIVER 36
WHITE RIVER 37
WHITE RIVER 39
WHITE RIVER 40
WHITE RIVER 41
WHITE RIVER 42
WHITE RIVER 43
 
Total Population   139,654
Average District Population  34,914
Population Deviation   24%

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%.