Martin County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgMartin County did not redistrict in 2011. Though its county council districts are reasonably compact and contain only whole precincts, it needs to redistrict to bring its 14% population deviation below 10%.

 

 

County Redistricting Overview

State law and state and federal court decisions require that local government districts be compact, contiguous, not cross precint 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 14%.
 
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 2712 | District 2 2394 | District 3 2477 | District 4 2751
SOUTH CENTER
RUTHERFORD
SOUTHEAST HALBERT
LOST RIVER
PERRY 5
NORTH HALBERT
SOUTH HALBERT
EAST MEMPHIS
MITCHELTREE
WEST MEMPHIS
      
PERRY 6
PERRY 7
NORTH CENTER
CRANE
   
PERRY 1
PERRY 2
PERRY 3
PERRY 4
 
Total Population   10334
Average District Population   2584
Population Deviation    14%

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%.