Preliminary Random Sample Results

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Preliminary Random Sample Results

We, at the Black Rock City Census, are happy to share the preliminary results we gathered from the random sample this year. These results represent the BRC population arriving between Friday (August 23rd, 2013) and Wednesday (August 28th, 2013). Thank you to everyone who participated, to all our fabulous volunteers who worked on the Random Sample, and especially Dr. Dominic Beaulieu-Prévost (Hunter) for the following analysis.

Age

Under 20 years: 2.5%
20 – 24 years: 10.8%
25 – 29 years: 22.1%
30 – 34 years: 21.8%
35 – 39 years: 12.8%
40 – 49 years: 15.1%
50 – 59 years: 10.4%
60 years and over: 4.4%

Current gender

Female: 40.9%
Male: 57.6%
Both/neither/fluid: 1.6%

Percent of population who are at Burning Man for the first time

40.5%

Number of previous burns

The proportion of virgins is slightly different in this table due to some missing data.
0: 42.0%
1: 20.2%
2: 11.3%
3-4: 13.2%
5-7: 6.3%
8-10: 3.4%
11 or more: 3.5%

Percent of population eligible to vote in USA

76.9%

First language

English 86.0%
Dutch 1.0%
German 3.2%
Hebrew 2.1%
Spanish 2.8%
Russian 2.6%
French 1.4%
Other 0.5%
Multiple with English 0.9%

Residence

Nevada 7.8%
Canada 3.9%
California 48.8%
Other 14.9%
Other US 24.7%

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