Pike County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgPike County did not redistrict in 2011 and now has the 7th worst population deviation in the state: 40%, four times the allowable limit.

 

 

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 40%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous? Yes, reasonably so.  District 1 follows the jagged boundaries for the town of Petersburg, including a small square that appears to be a sewage plant that is surrounded by District 3.  The other loosely connected pieces on the western end of District 1 appear to be a park and a church.
 
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 2383 | District 2 3483 | District 3 3296 | District 4 3683
PETERSBURG 04
PETERSBURG 01
PETERSBURG 02
PETERSBURG 03
MARION
JEFFERSON 01
WASHINGTON 01
JEFFERSON 02
      
CLAY
PATOKA 01
MADISON
WASHINGTON 03
LOGAN
WASHINGTON 02
  
MONROE
LOCKHART
PATOKA 02
WINSLOW
   
Total Population    12845
Average District Population   3211
Population Deviation    40%

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%.