Suburban population grew while Memphis core shrank. Shelby County has started redistricting. – Commercial Appeal

An ad hoc committee of the Shelby County Commission has started its task of redistricting the Shelby County commission districts, a task that will last until final approval of a map in November.

The committee, which has met twice, expects to start receiving draft maps and data next Monday. A website will be launched to engage the public in the process in October.

The committee is led by Commissioner Van Turner, with Commissioner David Bradford acting as vice-chair. Commissioner Tami Sawyer will lead another committee to redistrict the schools.

The districts that saw the most growth over the past 10 years were districts including the suburbs of Collierville, Arlington, Germantown and Millington. Districts in the city core, in contrast, shrank, losing residents.

Here’s how each district changed from 2010 to 2020:

District 1: Arlington, Millington, Shelby Forest, Rosemark, Kerrville, Bolton

District 1’s population grew by 5,127 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with a population of 74,210 in 2020.

District 2: Collierville and portions of unincorporated areas of Shelby County

District 2 grew by 8,179 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with a population of 80,616 in 2020.

District 3: Bartlett, Lakeland and Raleigh

District 3 grew by 2,561 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with a population of 76,285 in 2020.

District 4: Germantown, South Cordova, Southwind and Windyke areas of Shelby County

District 4 grew by 5,501 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with a population of 77,870 in 2020.

District 5: East Memphis and Cordova

District 5 grew by 1,760 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with a population of 72,341 people in 2020.

District 6: Frayser, Raleigh and parts of North Memphis

District 6 shrunk by 2,399 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with 67,780 people in 2020.

District 7: Midtown and Binghampton

District 7 shrunk by 5,268 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with 66,959 people in 2020.

District 8: Downtown Memphis, Frayser, South Memphis and Central Gardens

District 8 shrunk by 3,908 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with 65,476 people in 2020.

District 9: Southwest Memphis, Westwood, West Junction/Walker Holmes and Whitehaven

District 9 shrunk by 3,195 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with 69,213 people in 2020.

District 10: Central Gardens, Chickasaw Gardens, Cooper-Young, Midtown, Orange Mound and South Memphis

District 10 shrunk by 6,824 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with 65,018 people in 2020.

District 11: Fox Meadows, Hickory Hill, Oakhaven, Parkway Village and parts of Whitehaven

District 11 shrunk by 1,820 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with 70,146 people in 2020.

District 12: Hickory Hill, Richwood, Southwind, Bennington Place and several unincorporated areas of Southeast Shelby County

District 12 grew by 3,239 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with 73,936 people in 2020.

District 13: East Memphis

District 13 shrunk by 853 people between 2010 and 2020, leaving it with 69,894 people in 2020.

Katherine Burgess covers county government and religion. She can be reached at katherine.burgess@commercialappeal.com, 901-529-2799 or followed on Twitter @kathsburgess.

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