Was it the brightest thing for the government to stack its deadlines so U.S. Census Deadline Day is just 24 hours after Tax Day? Perhaps not. But that question isn't on the census, which is due today.
If census return rates had been a horse race, your humble narrator would have put his money on Marin County crossing the post first among the nine Bay Area counties and San Francisco bringing up the rear.
I'd have lost on the Marin gambit — unless I was conservative and bet on Marin to win, place, or show. But, according to the Census' handy-dandy county-by-county participation map, San Francisco is indeed coming last among all the Bay Area counties.