Kosciusko County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgKosciusko County did not redistrict in 2011 and now has a population deviation of 21%, more than twice the acceptable limit.  

 

 

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?   No
     
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%?   No. It is 21%. 
     
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?    

No, but that is because District 3 follows the boundaries of the City of Warsaw and has little practical impact on representation.

     
Is every precinct wholly contained within a single district?   Yes
     
Other comments:    

Kosciusko is a good example where boundaries of a city appear to make a district non-compact and non-contiguous. Part of precinct Wayne 6 (primarily District 4) is wholly within District 3 (the city of Warsaw), but that small part appears to have no houses in it.  

 

 

IndianaCCDistricts wLayout Kosciusko

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 18,085 | District 2 22,114 | District 3 18,467 | District 4 18,692
TIPPECANOE 01
TIPPECANOE 02
TIPPECANOE 03
TIPPECANOE 04
TIPPECANOE 05NV
TIPPECANOE 06NV
TURKEY CREEK 01
TURKEY CREEK 02
TURKEY CREEK 03
TURKEY CREEK 04
TURKEY CREEK 05
TURKEY CREEK 06
TURKEY CREEK 07NV
WASHINGTON 01
WASHINGTON 02
WASHINGTON 03
ETNA
HARRISON 01
HARRISON 02
HARRISON 03
JEFFERSON 01
JEFFERSON 02
JEFFERSON 03
PLAIN 01
PLAIN 02
PLAIN 03
PLAIN 04
PLAIN 06
PLAIN 07
PRAIRIE 01
PRAIRIE 02
SCOTT
VAN BUREN 01
VAN BUREN 02
VAN BUREN 03
      
PLAIN 05 CITY OF WARSAW
WARD 01 PRECINCT 01
WARD 01 PRECINCT 02
WARD 01 PRECINCT 03NV
WARD 01 PRECINCT 04
WARD 02 PRECINCT 01
WARD 02 PRECINCT 02
WARD 02 PRECINCT 03NV
WARD 03 PRECINCT 01
WARD 03 PRECINCT 02
WARD 03 PRECINCT 03
WARD 04 PRECINCT 01
WARD 04 PRECINCT 02
WARD 04 PRECINCT 03
WARD 04 PRECINCT 04NV
WARD 05 PRECINCT 01
WARD 05 PRECINCT 02
WARD 05 PRECINCT 03
WAYNE 01
WAYNE 03
WAYNE 04
WAYNE 10
CLAY 01
CLAY 02
FRANKLIN 01
FRANKLIN 02
JACKSON 01
JACKSON 02
LAKE 01
LAKE 02
MONROE
SEWARD 01
SEWARD 02
WAYNE 02
WAYNE 05
WAYNE 06
WAYNE 07
WAYNE 08
WAYNE 09
WAYNE 11
   
Total Population    77,358
Average District Population   19,339.5
Population Deviation    20.8%

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%.