Redistricting

Redistricting
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Child Drawing lines on a map, Outline of Lee County Florida

Every ten years, local governments use new census data to redraw their district lines to reflect how local populations have changed. The goal of redistricting is to readjust the population between districts so that no district includes substantially more constituents than the others.

In 2011, the School Board of Lee County modified residence areas to conform with the areas established by the Lee County Board of County Commissioners. In 2014 voters increased the number of school board members from five to seven with members elected from single-member residence areas by voters residing in those areas only and two members elected at-large by all voters. 

News

Redistricting Briefing with the Superintendent

November 3, 2021

The district presented on the topic of Redistricting during a Facebook Live.

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Lee County School Board Considering Redistricting

October 19, 2021

The Lee County School Board continues to review a redrawing of the boundaries for its five single member districts. The School Board invites interested community groups to present alternative redistricting maps.

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Lee County School Board Considering Redistricting

October 1, 2021

The School Board will begin to consider redrawing the boundaries for the five single member districts at a Board Briefing meeting scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 5, 2021. The public is invited to attend and offer their opinion and ideas.

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School Board's Timeline for Redistricting

Redistricting Comments


Security Measure

Census 2020 Data

Population by Resident District

Target 152,164 District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4  District 5
Current Population 144,126 160,138 152,571 152,571 157,368
Difference from Target -8,038 7,974 -5,545 407  5,204
% Deviation from Target -5.28% 5.24% -3.64% 0.27%  3.42%

Race / Ethnicity Population Table

 Race 2020 Population Percent of Total 2020 Population 2010 Population 2010-2020 Percent Change
Total 760,822 100% 618,754 23.0%
White Alone 530,637 69.7% 513,496 3.3%
Black Alone 58,916 7.7% 51,069 15.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 3,828 0.5% 2,193 74.6%
Asian Alone 13,090 1.7% 8,461 54.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander Alone 312 0.0% 380 -17.9%
Some Other Race Alone 56,861 7.5%  30,290 87.7%
2 or More Races 96,178 12.8% 12,865 655.4%
Ethnicity        
Hispanic or Latino 173,161 22.8% 113,308 52.8%
Not Hispanic or Latino 587,661 77.2% 505,446 16.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2020 and 2010 Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171).

Notes:

  1. Percent figures are rounded.
  2. Hispanic or Latino population may be of any race.
  3. Responses provided on the decennial Census questionnaire are self-reported, include identification of Race; each individual completing the Census form identifies the race of all persons in the residence. While it cannot be known with certainty what each individual means in selection the "Some Other Race" category, Census Bureau testing and research offers some insight. For Example, some persons that self-identify as "Some Other Race" are of Hispanic or Latino ethnicities thus appear to view that ethnicity as a race, while the others may self-identify race based upon their country or region of origin, e.g. White Irish instead of White.

Lee County Commission Redistricting

Lee County Board of County Commissioners is discussing adjusting the boundaries of Lee County's five at-large commission districts to account for population growth.