Wayne County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgWayne County violates just about every rule of redistricting. The county appears not to have redistricted after the 2010 Census; it splits precincts, which is specifically prohibited; its districts need to be more compact; and it has a population deviation that exceeds the maximum allowed.

 

 

 

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? Unknown, although the maps appear to be the same.
 
Is the population deviation of the current districts less than 10%? No.  The exact population deviation cannot be calculated because Precinct Webster 1 is split between District 1 (the largest of all the districts) and District 2 (the smallest district).  Even if all 1,272 residents of Webster 1 were in District 2, the population deviation would still be at least 14%.
 
Are the current districts compact and contiguous? No.  District 1 is nearly cut in half by Districts 2 and 4.
 
Is every precinct wholly contained within a single district? No.  Precinct Webster 1 is split between District 1 and District 2. 
 
 

 

 

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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 N/A | District 2 N/A | District 3 16,629 | District 4 17,406
WAYNE 01
WAYNE 07
WAYNE 08
WAYNE 10
WAYNE 11
WAYNE 12
WAYNE 13
WAYNE 14
WAYNE 15
WAYNE 18
WAYNE 23
WAYNE 24
WAYNE 28
WAYNE 30

WAYNE 32

Pricinct split between 1 and 2

WEBSTER 01
CLAY 01
DALTON 01
FRANKLIN 01
GREENE 01
JEFFERSON 01
JEFFERSON 02
JEFFERSON 03
NEW GARDEN 01
PERRY 01
WAYNE 02
WAYNE 09
WAYNE 29
WAYNE 35
      
ABINGTON
BOSTON 01
HARRISON
JACKSON 01
JACKSON 02
JACKSON 03
WASHINGTON
WAYNE 03
WAYNE 04
WAYNE 05
WAYNE 06
WAYNE 25
WAYNE 26
WAYNE 27
  
CENTER 01
CENTER 02
CENTER 03
CENTER 04
CENTER 04A
CENTER 05
CENTER 06
WAYNE 16
WAYNE 17
WAYNE 19
WAYNE 20
WAYNE 21
WAYNE 22
WAYNE 31
WAYNE 33
WAYNE 34
Total Population    67,645
Average District Population   16,911
Population Deviation    minimum 14% but unknown due to split precincts

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%.