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 for the Nation, 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.

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

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)