Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Oconee County, Despite Population Gain, Loses Influence in Georgia House, While Clarke County Gains

Playing with Census Blocks

Oconee County, with 25.1 percent growth in population between 2000 and 2010–6.8 percentage points more than the state average–should have emerged in a stronger position from the just-completed redistricting for the Georgia General Assembly.

And neighboring Clarke County, with its 15.0 percent growth in population over the last 10 years–3.3 percentage points below the state average--should have emerged from redistricting with slightly decreased influence in the state legislature.