Tulsa County commissioners OK new district boundaries

Tulsa World (OK) - Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Author: KEVIN CANFIELD World Staff Writer
Tulsa County commissioners Monday approved new district boundaries. 

The county's three districts are redrawn every 10 years to reflect new Census figures. 

Tulsa County's population grew by 40,104 people between 2000 and 2010, from 563,299 to 603,403. More than 75 percent of the growth took place in Districts 1 and 3, with District 2's population growing by 6,086 people. 

According to the Census, District 1 had the largest population with 206,001 people; District 2 has the smallest population with 193,901 people. 

The objective of the redistricting process, as set forth in state law, is to create clearly definable districts that are compact and as equal in population as is practical. 

Given the new Census figures, the ideal population for each of the three districts is 201,134. 

Each district approved Monday is within 400 of the ideal population. 

County commissioners - working one at a time with the Indian Nations Council of Governments staff - drew up the district boundary proposal. 

To view the new district boundaries, go online to 

tulsaworld.com/districtmap


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