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I'm working with US census data and I can't locate the documentation that explains all of the codes (e.g. P01001 etc) that is used to describe the attribute tables in the shapefiles.

I haven't been able to find it on the www.census.gov site and it's tricky to search for if you forget the exact name (which I have!).

Thanks.

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I believe you're looking for the Census Summary Files. Search SF1 for P01001 and you'll get a few hits.

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Thank you - that is what I was looking for. –  djq Sep 14 '10 at 14:21
    
You're welcome, glad to help! –  Derek Swingley Sep 14 '10 at 14:26
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