Hemingford is a village in
County, Nebraska, United States.
The population was 993 at the 2000 census
Hemingford is located at (42.320048, -103.073475) .
According to the United
States Census Bureau
, the village has a total area of
0.6 square miles (1.7 km²), all of it land.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 993
people, 373 households, and 258 families residing in the village.
The population density
1,530.4 people per square mile (589.8/km²). There were 438 housing
units at an average density of 675.1/sq mi (260.2/km²). The
racial makeup of the village was 93.15% White
, 1.01% Native American
, 3.32% from
, and 2.52%
from two or more races. Hispanic
of any race were 6.85% of the
There were 373 households out of which 38.9% had children under the
age of 18 living with them, 56.3% were married
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.
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.
Mast was a guyed TV mast constructed near Hemingford in
1969 for TV transmitting, and stood at 2000 high, at .
The tower collapsed on September 24, 2002 during reconstruction
work. Two tower workers, Lawrence A. Sukalec, 59, of
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.
full-power broadcasts one year later from a new tower near Angora,
In work of Stephen King
"Hemingford Home", Nebraska, is the homeplace of a central
character, Mother Abagail
, in horror
writer Stephen King
's 1979 novel and
adapted 1994 mini-series, The
. A significant portion of the work is depicted as
taking place at this rural location.
Hemingford is also mentioned numerous times in the author's 1984
cult classic film, Children of The Corn
Hemingford is stated as being the nearest town to Gatlin
, the fictional town in which the movie takes
place where a demonic entity referred to "He Who Walks Behind The
Rows" has spurred on the children to ritualistically murder all the
adults to ensure a successful corn harvest. Hemingford is also
where the protagonists escape to at the end of the film. The 1993
in film sequel, Children of the
Corn II: The Final Sacrifice
, is set entirely in
Hemingford, or at least a fictionalized version of the town.