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Plainview, Texas - Basic Facts

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The City of Plainview had a population of 21,034 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Plainview, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 21,034
Daytime Population: Workers 9,336
Daytime Population: Residents 12,517
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,853
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.04
Population in Households 20,137
Population in Familes 17,269
Population in Group Qrtrs 897
Population Density2 1,525
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $43,713
Average Household Income $56,175
Per Capita Income $19,505


Total Housing Units 8,466 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,230 (50.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,907 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,330 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $84,579
Average Home Value $105,615


Total Households 7,136
Average Household Size 2.82
Family Households 5,178
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.74% -0.87%
Households -0.87% -0.98%
Families -0.92% -1.03%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.62%

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, 2017 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 # 141 92nd
Population Density # 429 76th
Diversity Index # 115 93rd
Median Household Income # 999 43rd
Per Capita Income # 1262 28th

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