Whitley County

130px-Map of Indiana highlighting Adams County.svgWhitley County did an excellent job of redistricting in 2011. Its districts are contiguous and reasonable compact and the population deviation is only 6%.

 

 

 

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%? Yes.  It is 6%.
 
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 8,118 | District 2 8,302 | District 3 8,642 | District 4 8,158
COLUMBIA NORTHEAST
SMITH EAST
SMITH NORTHEAST
SMITH NORTHWEST
SMITH SOUTH
SMITH WEST
UNION COLUMBIA CITY
UNION EAST
UNION WEST
COLUMBIA NORTHWEST
ETNA
RICHLAND NORTH
RICHLAND SOUTH
THORNCREEK NORTH
THORNCREEK NORTHEAST
THORNCREEK NORTHWEST
THORNCREEK SOUTH
TROY
      
COLUMBIA 01
COLUMBIA 02
COLUMBIA 03
COLUMBIA 04
COLUMBIA 05
COLUMBIA 06
COLUMBIA 07
COLUMBIA 08
  
CLEVELAND NORTHEAST
CLEVELAND NORTHWEST
CLEVELAND SOUTH
COLUMBIA SOUTH
JEFFERSON EAST
JEFFERSON WEST
WASHINGTON NORTH
WASHINGTON SOUTH
Total Population    33,220
Average District Population   8,305
Population Deviation    6%

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%.