Posey County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgPosey County did redistrict in 2011. Its four council districts are reasonably compact, but have a population deviation of 13%, just over the allowable maximum of 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? Yes
 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%? No.  It is 13%
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous? Yes.  A small part of District 1 juts into District 2, but the area appears to be industrial and uninhabited.  
 
Is every precinct wholly contained within a single district? Yes
 
 

 

 

IndianaCCDistricts wLayout Posey

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 6656 | District 2 6884 | District 3 6305 | District 4 6065
BLACK 02
BLACK 03
BLACK 05
BLACK 06
BLACK 07
BLACK 09
BLACK 11
BLACK 13
LYNN EAST
LYNN WEST
POINT
BLACK 01
BLACK 04
BLACK 08
BLACK 10
BLACK 12
MARRS SOUTH
MARRS WEST
      
MARRS CENTER
MARRS NORTH
ROBINSON 01
ROBINSON 02
ROBINSON 03
  
BETHEL
CENTER NORTH
CENTER SOUTH
HARMONY 01
HARMONY 02
HARMONY 03
ROBB 01
ROBB 02
ROBB 03
SMITH EAST
SMITH WEST
Total Population   25910
Average District Population   6478
Population Deviation    13%

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%.