Huntsville moves forward with new redistricting plan
Published on December 16, 2021
New district lines for Huntsville’s five City Council and Board of Education districts reflect significant changes in both growth and demographic diversity over the past 10 years.
A redistricting ordinance approved at the Dec. 16 City Council meeting will become effective upon publication. The Administration Plan met guidelines established by the City Council and did not exceed the relative population deviation of plus or minus 5% of the ideal district population of 43,014.
The district population breakdown is as follows:
- District 1: 43,524
- District 2: 43,197
- District 3: 42,498
- District 4: 43,666
- District 5: 42,185
“The City of Huntsville is pleased to reach this important redistricting milestone,” said Demographer Connie Graham. “We are grateful to the City Council for their support and efforts to ensure the redistricting process was both fair and transparent.”
Click here to see the map with complete demographic information for each district.
About the process
Redistricting, required by federal law every 10 years, ensures proper representation among the Council and School Board districts. It does not, however, impact school zones that determine where students attend school.
Twelve community meetings were held throughout the redistricting process, including town halls in Council members’ respective districts as well as public hearings at City Hall. Additionally, the City provided free online software and a tutorial to anyone who wished to create and submit their own plan to the redistricting team.
“This is a plan we can work with and one that’s fair to all our residents,” Mayor Tommy Battle said. “I want to thank our redistricting team for their hard work as well as members of the public who attended meetings, submitted plans or offered input. Transparency and civic engagement are critical pieces of the redistricting process, and I applaud all those who participated.”
Visit the City of Huntsville’s redistricting page to learn more.