Hemingford, Nebraska

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

Hemingford, Nebraska
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
CountryUnited States
StateNebraska
CountyBox Butte
Area
 • Total0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Land0.68 sq mi (1.76 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation4,265 ft (1,300 m)
Population
 • Total803
 • Estimate 
(2019)[4]
773
 • Density1,136.76/sq mi (438.99/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (Mountain (MST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
69348
Area code(s)308
FIPS code31-22045
GNIS feature ID0829925[2]

HistoryEdit

Hemingford was incorporated as a village in 1886.[5] The founder being a native of Hemmingford, Quebec, caused the name to be selected.[6]

GeographyEdit

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).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.68 square miles (1.76 km2), all land.[8]

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900133
1910272104.5%
1920708160.3%
19301,02544.8%
1940792−22.7%
195094619.4%
1960904−4.4%
1970734−18.8%
19801,02339.4%
1990953−6.8%
20009934.2%
2010803−19.1%
2019 (est.)773[4]−3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]

2010 censusEdit

As of the census[3] 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 censusEdit

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.

DisastersEdit

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.[10] 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.

In popular cultureEdit

Author Stephen King adapted Hemingford's name for the fictional town of Hemingford Home, Nebraska, which appears in several of his works.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hemingford, Nebraska
  3. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  4. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  5. ^ "Hemingford, Box Butte County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 30 July 2014.
  6. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 21. ISBN 0803250606.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2012-01-25. Retrieved 2012-06-24.
  9. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 16, 2013.
  10. ^ Broadcast Engineering "Broadcasting Tower Collapse Claims Two" Sep 30, 2002 12:00 PM . Retrieved 2010-03-03
  11. ^ "Who's News: Stephen King, Carrie Underwood, Fringe, birthdays and more!". USA Weekend. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2012-10-07.