Plainview, Minnesota

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Plainview, Minnesota

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

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Walking and Biking to Work
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Top 4% trophy Plainview Walking and Biking to Work
Public Transportation Use
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Top 5% trophy Plainview Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Plainview, Minnesota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 3
Well-Paid Single Women 6 4
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Senior Citizens 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Racial Diversity 4 5
Age of the Population 2 3


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
College Educated Adults 8 7
People Above Poverty 8 6
Median Family Income 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Public Transportation Use 10 10
Working at Home 7 5
Short Commute Times 7 5


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

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Plainview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles NE of Rochester, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 70 miles SE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Wabasha
Standard Zip Codes 55964
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.165
Longitude -92.171

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 8.2 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 23 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Station ALMA DAM 4
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 23 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 58 F
Annual Precip 34.6 inches
Station DODGE
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 26 F
Apr Temp 33 to 60 F
Jul Temp 58 to 85 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 33.6 inches
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Plainview Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 3,190 100%
Male 1,541 48.3%
Female 1,649 51.7%
Under 18 935 29.3%
18+ 2,255 70.7%
65+ 516 16.2%
Median Age 33.7
Average Family Size 3.16
White 3,089 96.8%
African-American 1 0%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 78 2.4%
Mixed Race 17 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 164 5.1%

Estimated Plainview Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 3,296
Growth 106
Growth % 3.3%

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
German 47.1%
Norwegian 11.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.3%
Irish 8.5%
US/American 5.8%
English 4.3%
Swedish 2.2%
Polish 2.2%
Italian 1.7%
French (except Basque) 1.5%
Czech 1.3%
Swiss 0.9%
Scandinavian 0.6%
Scottish 0.6%
European 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Plainview 3,190 $48,971
Elba 214 $41,042
Elgin 826 $47,917
Eyota 1,644 $53,036
Hammond 198 $38,750
Kellogg 439 $40,515
Millville 186 $52,750

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Plainview Public Library
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(507) 534-3425
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Plainview High Schools (2004)

Serves 565 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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