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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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population21,365
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+8,880
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married47.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.9%
Median Earnings25+$30,815
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,084
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,395

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,847
% Above Poverty Level78.4%
% Below Poverty Level21.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$619
Median House Value$80,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.6%
Irish5.3%
German4.9%
English4.2%
African2.8%
Scottish1.6%
French Except Basque0.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Polish0.4%
Lithuanian0.2%
Italian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Dutch0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Plainview Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hale County
Standard Zip Codes79072
P.O. Box Zip Codes79073
Phone Area Codes806
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude34.19
Approximate Longitude-101.72

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)

StationPLAINVIEW
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp24 to 49 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip19.9 inches
StationTULIA
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 50 F
Apr Temp40 to 72 F
Jul Temp64 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 74 F
Annual Precip20.7 inches
StationOLTON
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 51 F
Apr Temp41 to 72 F
Jul Temp63 to 90 F
Oct Temp43 to 73 F
Annual Precip17.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Abernathy3,233$52,935
Edmonson139$68,036
Hale Center2,406$41,582
Kress594$53,750
Lockney1,689$48,281

Plainview Public Libraries

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

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Plainview Hospitals

Allegiance Behavioral Health Center Of Plainview
(Proprietary)
2601 Dimmit Road Fourth Floor
Covenant Hospital Plainview
(Non-profit)
2601 Dimmitt Road

Plainview Public Schools

Abernathy Daep
1200 Houston
ZIP: 79072
(806) 298-4940
Other
Total Enrollment 1
College Hill El
707 Canyon St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 293-6035
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Coronado Middle
2501 Joliet St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 293-6020
Middle
Total Enrollment 613
Daep
1200 Houston St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 997-2301
Other
Total Enrollment 2
Edgemere El
2600 W 20th St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 293-6040
Primary
Total Enrollment 529
Estacado Middle
2500 W 20th St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 293-6015
Middle
Total Enrollment 571
Hale Co Jjaep
122 E 6th St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 628-6271
High
Hale Co Jjaep
1200 Houston St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 291-5321
Hale County Jjaep
1200 Houston St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 291-5230
Other
Total Enrollment 9
Highland El
1707 W 11th St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 293-6045
Primary
Total Enrollment 442
Hillcrest El
315 W Alpine Dr
ZIP: 79072
(806) 293-6050
Primary
Total Enrollment 422
Houston School
2417 Yonkers St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 293-6010
High
Total Enrollment 78
Lockney Daep
908 Houston St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 291-5321
Petersburg Daep
1200 Houston St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 291-5321
Plainview H S
1501 Quincy St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 293-6005
High
Total Enrollment 1367
Thunderbird El
1200 W 32nd St
ZIP: 79072
(806) 293-6060
Primary
Total Enrollment 532
Daep
1200 Houston St
ZIP: 79073
(806) 291-5321
Other
Total Enrollment 11
La Mesa El
600 S Ennis St
ZIP: 79073
(806) 293-6055
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Slaton Daep
1200 Houston
ZIP: 79702
(806) 828-6591
High
Total Enrollment 6
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