CITY COUNCIL ADOPTS REDISTRICTING PLAN
The basic purpose of redistricting is to equalize population among electoral districts when the Census indicates that a city or state’s population has increased or decreased in the last decade.
Greenville is a growing city. Its population increased 22 percent between 2010 and 2020. The Constitution required the City to redraw the lines that define the boundaries for the four City Council district seats.
This page, and the updates provided throughout the process, ensured transparency during the process.
Redistricting Map AVAILABLE
The City of Greenville has released a redistricting map.
Guided by the criteria outlined in their January 2022 resolution, City Council created four districts with roughly the same population. The map shows districts, and allows residents to search property by address to find the district. Areas where Council districts change are clearly marked.
Since publication of the draft redistricting plan, City Council received feedback on the plan from the public via the city’s website, email and in person at meetings held in each of the four council districts. As a result of that input, the draft plan was updated and can be seen below, along with an updated table showing data and demographics for each district.
The City of Greenville hosted drop-in meetings in November and December to receive public comment on a proposed redistricting plan. Recordings of previous informational meetings are below.
WHY DID WE REDRAWING DISTRICT LINES?
The 2020 United States Census showed a shift in population density within the city limits, meaning districts are no longer balanced.
The law requires equity, so the City’s redistricting goal is to have four districts as close to the same number of people as possible. The target population should be as close as possible to 17,680 people per district.
WHO DECIDED THE NEW BOUNDARIES?
City Council members made final decisions with input from City residents and staff on how the new lines are drawn.
|Council District||2010 Population||2020 Population||% Population Change||Population Change
Needed for Redistricting
|Council District||2010 Hispanic||2020 Hispanic||2010 Non-Hispanic White||2020 Non-Hispanic White||2010 Non-Hispanic Black*||2020 Non-Hispanic Black*|
|Council District||2010 % Hispanic||2020 % Hispanic||2010 % Non-Hispanic White||2020 % Non-Hispanic White||2010 % Non-Hispanic Black*||2020 % Non-Hispanic Black*|
*Includes people who identify as Non-Hispanic Black (single race) and Non-Hispanic multiple race Black and White.
Source: Statistics derived from the Decennial Census P.L. 94-171, Table 2 Redistricting Data within the Esri Redistricting Online Web Application