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Understanding Census Profiles

Wake County Census Data

Many of the census profiles were printed in "spreadsheet" format, and space-saving abbreviations and acronyms were used in place of fully descriptive column names (see 1960 Census of Population and Housing by Enumeration District and 1970 Selected Characteristics). Likewise, some of the profile titles are not self-explanatory, and in most cases a brief description of the kind of data that can be found in each is provided.

Further information can be found at FactFinder.Census.gov, the U.S. Census Bureau's clearinghouse for data in the form of maps, tables, and reports from a variety of Census Bureau sources. Especially useful is their brief glossary of census- and data-related terms.

Thanks goes to the staff at the NC Office of State Budget and Management's State Data Center for providing the series guides.

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1960 Census of Population and Housing / Counts of Population and Housing Units by Enumeration District
(Surrey and Union Counties missing)

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1960 Enumeration District Map
(80 maps available)

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1970 Selected Characteristics for a County (Special Report for Townships)
(Union County missing)

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1980 Census of Population and Housing - Characteristics of Persons / North Carolina (Summary Tape File 1)

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1980 Census of Population and Housing / Summary Tape File 3A (50)

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1980 Master Area Reference File (Census Master Enumeration District [MED] List)

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1980 PB82 - Age of Householder by Family Income | 1980 PB92 - Income of Unrelated Individuals 15 and Over by Age and Sex
(Lenoir County missing)

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1980 PB113 - Poverty Status in 1979 by Presence and Age of Related Children | 1980 PB117 - Poverty Status in 1979 by Relationship and Age | 1980 PB120 - Poverty Status in 1979
(Clay and Wayne Counties missing)

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Selected Variables for Zip Codes by County in North Carolina / Zipcodes Which Cross County Lines are Split Between Counties / 1980 Summary Tape File 3-B, 1980 Census of Population and Housing
(Surrey and Wilkes Counties missing)

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1980 Detailed Occupation by Race and Sex for the Civilian Labor Force
(Jackson and Union Counties missing)

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