Plainview, Arkansas

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Plainview, Arkansas

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Plainview strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Arkansas):

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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 11% Plainview Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Plainview, Arkansas

Comparing Plainview to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 7
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Senior Citizens 7 8
Racial Diversity 5 4
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Age of the Population 2 4
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 8 8
Portion of People Married 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 4 8
College Educated Adults 2 3
Median Family Income 2 4
People in Middle Class or Better 1 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 4 6
Short Commute Times 3 2
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2
Public Transportation Use 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 8 8
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Housing Recently Built 6 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
People Living Alone 4 3

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Plainview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 59 miles W of Little Rock, Arkansas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 171 miles SE of Tulsa, Oklahoma
County Yell
Standard Zip Codes 72857
Phone Area Codes 479
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.989
Longitude -93.297

Plainview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.9 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 92 F
Oct Temp 48 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 50 F
Apr Temp 49 to 75 F
Jul Temp 69 to 94 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 48.5 inches
Distance 28.6 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 47 to 71 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 55.1 inches
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Plainview Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 755 100%
Male 373 49.4%
Female 382 50.6%
Under 18 213 28.2%
18+ 542 71.8%
65+ 136 18%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.06
White 701 92.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.5%
Other 48 6.4%
Mixed Race 1 0.1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 48 6.4%

Estimated Plainview Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 756
Growth 1
Growth % 0.1%

Plainview Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 31.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 31%
Irish 10.7%
German 10%
English 6.7%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
European 1.4%
Scottish 0.7%
Italian 0.5%
Hungarian 0.5%
Celtic 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Swedish 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Plainview 755 $30,500
Belleville 371 $27,875
Casa 209 $32,250
Danville 2,392 $29,185
Dardanelle 4,228 $30,457
Havana 392 $27,500
Ola 1,204 $24,125
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Plainview High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 123 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.3

Plainview Colleges

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