Black Rock City Census


This is the home of the results and analysis of the Black Rock City Census. Ever wonder who goes to Burning Man? Here are the answers. Want to help out with Census? Volunteer!

Latest News

  • Census 2018: Preliminary Results and DEADLINE EXTENDED!

    Every year, Black Rock City Census hosts a number of events at the Lab, but none is more hotly-anticipated among us nerds than the Preliminary Results Data Bash. As many of you know, BRC Census collects data while on playa from randomly-selected participants entering the event. Because those participants are randomly selected, the data they provide …Read More
  • September is Census Month: Prepare to Be Counted!

    BRC Census volunteers are a busy bunch at this time of year! 2017 results have been published and our attention has turned to recruiting and training volunteers for Burning Man 2018. We’ll be out in the dust collecting data from some randomly-selected Burners, but the majority of our data collection actually takes place after everyone …Read More

2017 Census Results

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    Black Rock City Census Releases 2017 Population Data

    Black Rock City Census data collected during the 2017 Burn is now available online for everyone to enjoy. Perhaps you were one of thousands of Burners to fill out our random sampling form on playa (we randomly sample vehicles, buses, and planes entering the event to improve the accuracy of the data we collect). Perhaps …Read More

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