Plainview, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Plainview, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Plainview had a population of 21,522 as of July 1, 2016. Plainview ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plainview is located at latitude 34.1909 and longitude -101.7234 in Hale County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plainview (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.79 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hale County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 3,363 feet.

The City of Plainview (GNIS ID: 2411436) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Plainview is located within Plainview Division of Hale County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainview population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Plainview, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 21,522
Population in Households 20,592
Population in Familes 17,667
Population in Group Qrtrs 930
Population Density1 1,560
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 7,306
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 5,296
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,531 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,311 (50.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,995 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,225 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $81,690
Average Home Value $99,438


Median Household Income $43,527
Average Household Income $54,589
Per Capita Income $18,996
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.49% -0.77%
Households -0.64% -0.87%
Families -0.71% -0.93%
Median Household Income   2.98%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Plainview, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainview to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 139 92nd
Population Density1 # 417 76th
Diversity Index2 # 113 94th
Median Household Income # 900 49th
Per Capita Income # 1226 30th

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