Census Data for Lien ...
Although we found mention of Lien during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer..
One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Lien. If you can help us locate Lien, please Contact Us.
The last Decennial Census<2> was in 2010, which gave Lien a population of 122 people.
The community of Lien is located in Custer County. The 2010 Census gave Custer County; a population of 8,216 people. This means that Lien had 1.48% of the county's total population.
At the same time, South Dakota had a population of 814,180 people, meaning that Lien had 0.01% of the total population of South Dakota.
Custer County ...
Lien is located in Custer County<3>.
The county had a population of 8,216 people at the 2010 Census. With it's population of 122 people, Lien represented 1.48% of the county's total.
For more information, please visit our Census Page for Custer County.
Miscellaneous Information for Lien ...
The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has used one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Custer County or the community of Lien:
- Misc. Census Codes ...
- Lien is located in Census Region #2 (the Midwest Region) and Division #4 (the West North-Central Division).
For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Lien.
Other Roadside Stops ...
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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The official website of the U.S. Board on Geographic Names (BGN)
The official website of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)
|<1>||If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Lien and then turned east". While Lien could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Lien as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.|
Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.
Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.
Also keep in mind that Lien could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
Since confusion between counties is common, we searched and weren't able to find another South Dakota community named Lien.
|<2>||Every 10 years (eg- 1990, 2000, 2010), the US Census Bureau conducts a Constitutionally-mandated count (or enumeration) of people living within the United States. This count is called a Decennial Census. The last Decennial Census was the 2010 Census, with the next one planned for 2020.|
|<3>||If you're interested in how the shape of South Dakota's counties, including Custer, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.|