2021 Redistricting in NKC

Over time, people move, new homes are constructed, and neighborhoods change. That’s why every ten years North Kansas City is required to redraw its City Council districts based on the latest U.S. Census data in a process called redistricting. The redistricting process helps ensure North Kansas City residents receive fair and equitable representation in our local government by equalizing the number of residents in each district. 

Above all, when municipalities redistrict, the new boundaries must be as equal as possible in population.  The combined percentage of deviation
of the most populous district and the percentage of deviation of the least populous district from the ideal district population may not exceed 10% and
all other district populations must fall within that narrow range.  For North Kansas City, our ideal legislative district population is 1,117 (4,467 population ÷ 4 Wards).

Another basic principle is that legislative districts should be “compact” and “contiguous” and avoid the “legislative evil commonly known as the ‘gerrymander’.”

Public Input

We want your input on the four proposed maps that will be discussed at the Tuesday, October 19 City Council Meeting.  All four of these maps fit within the strict Federal Census requirements. Click on the links below to review the information.


Current Ward Map

Redistricting Map Options


Redistricting Map A


Redistricting Map B


Redistricting Map C


Redistricting Map D

Redistricting Map Survey

Please click here to share your thoughts with the City Council.  Your feedback will be presented to the City Council during the Tuesday, October 19, 2021 City Council Work Session.  You may also wish to reach out to your Councilmembers directly to share your feedback. 


North Kansas City will host a Work Session on Tuesday, October 19, 2021, to review and discuss the four draft maps shown above. Redistricting Map Survey information will be shared during the Work Session.   Below please find the tentative schedule for adopting the new Ward District Maps:

October 19, 2021 at 6 p.m. - City Council Work Session
November 2, 2021 at 7 PM - Public Hearing
November 16, 2021 at 7 PM - Back up Public Hearing Date if Needed

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Redistricting?
Redistricting is the constitutionally-mandated redrawing of local, state, and federal political boundaries every 10 years following the federal Census to account for changes in population during the previous decade.

What were North Kansas City's 2020 Census population numbers?

Where can I find more information about the 2020 Census Redistricting Data?
You can find more information on the Decennial Census Redistricting Data by clicking here.

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