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Overview

Introduction to Plainview, Texas

Plainview, Texas, in Hale county, is 42 miles N of Lubbock, Texas (center to center) and 253 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. About 22,336 people people live in Plainview.

Plainview History

Plainview was chartered on July 3, 1888, and soon afterwards became the county seat of Hale County, Texas. The Pecos & Northern Texas Railway lines were set up in Plainview in 1906, resulting in the area's rapid industrial and agricultural growth. The city of Plainview was incorporated in 1907.

Plainview and nearby Attractions

  • Plainview Commercial Historic District
  • Plainview Country Club
  • Plainview District United Methodist Church
  • Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery
  • Hale County Courthouse
  • Lakeside Park

Things To Do In Plainview

Most tourists visit Plainview Site, a Native American archaeological site located near the city. Plainview Country Club provides a host of recreational activities for everyone. Lakeside Park allows visitors to spend some quality time in the arms of nature. Plainview District United Methodist Church fascinates travelers with its gorgeous architecture. The Hale County Courthouse is a well-respected seat of law in the city. Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery is an embodiment of peace and serenity.

Plainview Transportation

Lubbock International Airport provides air transportation facilities.

Plainview Higher Education

People of Plainview can enroll at the local Wayland Baptist University. Also nearby are Texas Tech University and West Texas A & M University.

People

Total Population 21,952
Male Share of the Population 49.7%
Female Share of the Population 50.3%
Senior Citizens 12.4%
Employed Population 16+ 9,326
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.2%
Median Earnings25+ $26,679
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $20,484
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,666

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,478
% Above Poverty Level 74.1%
% Below Poverty Level 25.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.7%
Median Gross Rent $602
Median House Value $76,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.2%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 6.3%

Plainview Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 42 miles N of Lubbock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 253 miles W of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
County Hale
Standard Zip Codes 79072
P.O. Box Zip Codes 79073
Phone Area Codes 806
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.184
Longitude -101.706

Plainview Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PLAINVIEW
Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 49 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 19.9 inches
Station TULIA
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 50 F
Apr Temp 40 to 72 F
Jul Temp 64 to 91 F
Oct Temp 44 to 74 F
Annual Precip 20.7 inches
Station OLTON
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 51 F
Apr Temp 41 to 72 F
Jul Temp 63 to 90 F
Oct Temp 43 to 73 F
Annual Precip 17.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Abernathy 3,247 $51,940
Edmonson 92 $50,938
Hale Center 2,711 $38,261

Plainview Public Libraries

Library
Unger Memorial Library
825 AUSTIN ST
Plainview, Texas
(806) 296-1148
Library Web Site

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Plainview Hospitals

COVENANT HOSPITAL PLAINVIEW
(Voluntary non-profit - Church)
2601 DIMMITT RD
(806) 296-5531
Emergency Service: No

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Plainview High Schools

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PLAINVIEW HIGH SCHOOL
1501 QUINCY ST
806-296-4051
Serves 1,520 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

HOUSTON SCHOOL
2417 YONKERS ST
806-296-4184
A Non-traditional School
Serves 138 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.6

HALE COUNTY JJAEP
912 PORTLAND ST
806-291-5230
A Non-traditional School
Serves 20 students.

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