Porter County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgAlthough Porter County redistricted its county council in 2011, and did an admirable job of making the districts more compact, the population deviation is an unacceptable 25%. Thus the districts need to be redrawn.

 

 

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? Yes
 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%? No.  It is 25%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous? Yes, much more so than the districts drawn in 2000.
 
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 36754 | District 2 47083 | District 3 43267 | District 4 37239
JACKSON 01
JACKSON 04
LIBERTY 03
LIBERTY 04
LIBERTY 05
LIBERTY 07
JACKSON 02
JACKSON 03
JACKSON 05
PINE 01
PINE 02
WESTCHESTER 01
WESTCHESTER 08
WESTCHESTER 09
WESTCHESTER 14
LIBERTY 01
LIBERTY 02
LIBERTY 06
WESTCHESTER 03
WESTCHESTER 04
WESTCHESTER 05
WESTCHESTER 06
WESTCHESTER 07
WESTCHESTER 10
WESTCHESTER 11
WESTCHESTER 12
WESTCHESTER 13
WESTCHESTER 16
WESTCHESTER 17
WESTCHESTER 18
PORTAGE 01
PORTAGE 02
PORTAGE 03
PORTAGE 04
PORTAGE 05
PORTAGE 06
PORTAGE 07
PORTAGE 09
PORTAGE 10
PORTAGE 12
PORTAGE 13
PORTAGE 14
PORTAGE 15
PORTAGE 16
PORTAGE 17
PORTAGE 18
PORTAGE 19
PORTAGE 20
PORTAGE 21
PORTAGE 22
PORTAGE 23
PORTAGE 24
PORTAGE 25
PORTAGE 26
PORTAGE 27
PORTAGE 28
PORTAGE 31
PORTAGE 32
PORTAGE 33
PORTAGE 35
PORTAGE 36
PORTAGE 37
PORTAGE 38
      
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CENTER 11
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UNION 01
UNION 04
UNION 06
UNION 02
UNION 03
UNION 05
UNION 07
WASHINGTON 01
WASHINGTON 02
WASHINGTON 03
BOONE 01
BOONE 02
BOONE 03
BOONE 04
BOONE 05
MORGAN 01
MORGAN 02
MORGAN 03
PLEASANT 01
PLEASANT 02
PLEASANT 03
PORTER 01
PORTER 03
PORTER 04
PORTER 02
PORTER 05
PORTER 06
PORTER 07
Total Population    164343
Average District Population   41086
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%.