Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What is an Ideal Value?

In redistricting, the ideal value is the optimal size for each district; derived by dividing the summed value of the control field by the number of districts (or by the number of members for multi-member districts).

For example, if a state has a population of 5 million people and requires twenty districts, the ideal value is 250,000 population (5,000,000 ÷ 20) in each district.

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What is an ideal value

Maptitude for Redistricting helps you build balanced districts based on whatever control field that you choose and shows you how the population compares to the ideal value as you modify its boundary.