Wow: I'm obviously just ignorant enough to be missing some massive sub-text to this thread. Right before my eyes, it shifted from what appeared to be a legitimate question about availability of the census results into a public lynching.
I'm scared to confess that the reason I came across this thread in the first place is that, as a citizen of Black Rock City, this is information I am legitimately interested in. I think it would be interesting to review and research the evolution of the BRC demographic - from the time of first record collection, through my first burn, right through today.
Crazy shit in this thread: I guess I'm expecting to get flamed for being a stupid California hippie fuck - which, given my experiences with burners on and off the playa, just baffles my mind.
Somebody obviously pushed someone else' button - which, given the vitriol produced, I think should carry a heavy plastic protective cover, labeled with yellow and red diagonal stripes reading:
"Warning: DO NOT PUSH!"
Alright, I'm up for some Friday afternoon fun - start dissecting and flaming.
BTW: Does anyone know if the census results for Burning Man participation are published - and if so, where?