Hemingford, Nebraska

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Hemingford, Nebraska
Village
Box Butte County Fairgrounds in Hemingford
Box Butte County Fairgrounds in Hemingford
Location of Hemingford, Nebraska
Location of Hemingford, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°19′12″N 103°4′25″W / 42.32000°N 103.07361°W / 42.32000; -103.07361Coordinates: 42°19′12″N 103°4′25″W / 42.32000°N 103.07361°W / 42.32000; -103.07361
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Box Butte
Area[1]
 • Total 0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Land 0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 4,265 ft (1,300 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 803
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 807
 • Density 1,180.9/sq mi (455.9/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 69348
Area code(s) 308
FIPS code 31-22045
GNIS feature ID 0829925[4]

Hemingford is a village in Box Butte County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 803 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Hemingford is located at 42°19′12″N 103°4′25″W / 42.32000°N 103.07361°W / 42.32000; -103.07361 (42.320048, -103.073475)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900 133
1910 272 104.5%
1920 708 160.3%
1930 1,025 44.8%
1940 792 −22.7%
1950 946 19.4%
1960 904 −4.4%
1970 734 −18.8%
1980 1,023 39.4%
1990 953 −6.8%
2000 993 4.2%
2010 803 −19.1%
Est. 2012 807 0.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[7]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 803 people, 335 households, and 220 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,180.9 inhabitants per square mile (455.9 /km2). There were 418 housing units at an average density of 614.7 per square mile (237.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the village was 96.1% White, 0.4% African American, 1.2% Native American, 0.1% from other races, and 2.1% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.6% of the population.

There were 335 households of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.6% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the village was 42.2 years. 26.9% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.1% were from 25 to 44; 31.1% were from 45 to 64; and 15.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the village was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 993 people, 373 households, and 258 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,530.4 people per square mile (589.8/km²). There were 438 housing units at an average density of 675.1 per square mile (260.2/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 93.15% White, 1.01% Native American, 3.32% from other races, and 2.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.85% of the population.

There were 373 households out of which 38.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the village the population was spread out with 30.5% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 20.6% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.1 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the village was $35,982, and the median income for a family was $44,167. Males had a median income of $32,159 versus $20,500 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,944. About 8.8% of families and 10.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.9% of those under age 18 and 16.4% of those age 65 or over.

Disasters[edit]

The KDUH/CH4 TV Mast was a guyed TV mast constructed near Hemingford in 1969 for TV transmitting, and stood 1,964 feet (599 m) high, at 42°10′21″N 103°13′59″W / 42.17250°N 103.23306°W / 42.17250; -103.23306.

The tower collapsed on September 24, 2002 during reconstruction work.[8] Two tower workers, Lawrence A. Sukalec, 59, of Valier, Illinois, and Daniel E. Goff, 25, of Sesser, Illinois, were killed in the process, and three were injured on the ground. The collapse occurred as strengthening measures were being taken so the 30+ year-old tower could accommodate the added weight of Digital Television transmission facilities. Investigations later found that the contractors neglected to stabilize the tower while original structural components were being replaced with stronger ones.

KDUH resumed full-power broadcasts one year later from a new tower near Angora.

Hemingford in popular culture[edit]

Author Stephen King adapted Hemingford's name for the fictional town of Hemingford Home, Nebraska, which appears in The Stand and in "Children of the Corn" as a town close to the fictional destination of Gatlin. It was also mentioned in later works, such as "Afterlife."[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ Broadcast Engineering "Broadcasting Tower Collapse Claims Two" Sep 30, 2002 12:00 PM . Retrieved 2010-03-03
  9. ^ "Who's News: Stephen King, Carrie Underwood, Fringe, birthdays and more!". USA Weekend. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2012-10-07.