Putnam County

Putnam County had not redistricted in at least 40 years. After the 2000 census, the population deviation was a whopping 93%. But in 2011 the county redistricted and the current deviation is 10%--just barely compliant, but an enormous improvement. Its districts are compact and contiguous.

 

 

 

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?    No.  The population deviation was 93%--more than nine times the legal limit.
     
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census?    Yes.
     

Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%?

   It is 10%.  
     
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 8947 | District 2 9699 | District 3 9411 | District 4 9906
FLOYD EAST
FLOYD SOUTH
FLOYD WEST
FRANKLIN NORTH
FRANKLIN SOUTH
JACKSON
MONROE EAST
MONROE WEST
RUSSELL
CLINTON
FIRST NORTH
FIRST SOUTH
FOURTH WEST
LIMEDALE
MADISON
SECOND WEST
WASHINGTON NORTH
WASHINGTON SOUTH
      
FOURTH EAST
GREENCASTLE NORTH
MARION NORTH
MARION SOUTH
SECOND EAST
THIRD EAST
THIRD WEST
CLOVERDALE 01
CLOVERDALE 02
CLOVERDALE 03
FOXRIDGE
JEFFERSON
WARREN
Total Population   37963
Average District Population  9491
Population Deviation    10%

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%.