Caliper Mapping and Transportation Glossary

DEFINITION

What is P.L. 94-171?

Enacted in 1975, Public Law 94-171 directs the Census Bureau to provide redistricting data needed by the 50 states. Small-area population totals are provided to the legislature and governor of each state in a nonpartisan manner, within one year after the census.

Software for Redistricting

Maptitude for Redistricting is the professional tool for political redistricting. Designed with input from redistricting professionals, state legislatures, and political parties, Maptitude for Redistricting has the features redistricters want and is easy to learn and use. Use Maptitude for Redistricting to build districts using P.L. 94-171 small-area population totals.

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Building districts from PL 94-171 population data