Noble County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgNoble County's council districts fail two important tests: compactness and equal population. Not only is the population deviation 25% (two-and-a-half times the legal limit), but one of the districts also consists of two large pieces that meet only at one corner. Noble County definitely needs to redistrict.

 

 

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? Unknown 
 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%? No.  It is 25%.  
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous?

No.  District 2 consists of two large sections that touch only at one corner.

 
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 12950 | District 2 11066 | District 3 13260 | District 4 10260
ELKHART 7
PERRY 3
PERRY 4
PERRY 5
PERRY 6
SPARTA 2
WASHINGTON 1
ALBION 28
NOBLE 29
NOBLE 9
ORANGE 12
ORANGE 13
ORANGE 14
YORK 8
      
ALLEN 23
ALLEN 24
ALLEN 25
ALLEN 26
GREEN 10
JEFFERSON 11
SWAN 27
WAYNE 15
WAYNE 16
WAYNE 17
WAYNE 18
WAYNE 19
WAYNE 20
WAYNE 21
WAYNE 22
   
Total Population    47536
Average District Population   11884
Population Deviation    25%

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%.