LaGrange County

Before LaGrange County redistricted in 2011, it had one of the highest population deviations in the state (41%).  The county did an excellent job of redistricting by creating county council districts that are compact, contiguous, and nearly equal in population, with a deviation of only 5%.  

 

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 was 41%, more than four times the allowable limit. 

 
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census? Yes
 

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

Yes. It is 5%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous? Yes
 
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 9,011 | District 2 9,450 | District 3 9,202 | District 4 9,465
BLOOMFIELD I
GREENFIELD
LIMA
VAN BUREN
EDEN
NEWBURY
      
CLAY
CLEARSPRING
JOHNSON SOUTH
BLOOMFIELD II
BLOOMFIELD III
BLOOMFIELD IV
JOHNSON NORTH
MILFORD EAST
MILFORD WEST
SPRINGFIELD
 
Total Population   37,128
Average District Population  9,282
Population Deviation   5%

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%.