Shelby County

Shelby County did not redistrict in 2011. Although the population deviation is only barely over the allowable limit, the main problem is that three of the districts are not compact and contiguos. That is in part due to the boundaries of the city of Shelbyville.

 

 

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.  While the population deviation based on the 2000 cencus is unknown, pieces of Districts 2, 3 and 4 were interspersed as they overlay the city of Shelbyville and its surroundings.

 
Did the county redistrict after the 2010 census? No.  The maps appear to be the same. 
 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%? No. But close; it is 12%
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous? No.  District 1 is compact and contiguous, but the other three are not.
 
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 10355 | District 2 11313 | District 3 11121 | District 4 11694
BRANDYWINE
BRANDYWINE NW
BRANDYWINE_SHELBYVILLE
HANOVER NORTH
HANOVER SOUTH
MORAL NORTH
MORAL NORTHWEST
MORAL SOUTH
MORAL SOUTHWEST
VAN BUREN
VAN BUREN_MORRISTOWN
ADDISON WEST
HENDRICKS
JACKSON
LIBERTY EAST
LIBERTY WEST
NOBLE
SHELBY EAST
SHELBY WEST
SUGAR CREEK
WASHINGTON
      
1 NORTH
1 SOUTH
1 WEST
4 NORTHEAST
5 EAST
5 NORTHWEST
5 SOUTH
MARION
UNION
2 EAST
2 SOUTH
2 SOUTHEAST
2 WEST
3 EAST
3 NORTHEAST
3 SOUTH
3 SOUTHEAST
3 WEST
4 EAST
4 NORTH
ADDISON EAST
Total Population    44483
Average District Population   11121
Population Deviation    12%

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%.

 

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