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Plainview, Texas
—  City  —
Location of Plainview, Texas
Coordinates: 34°11′28″N 101°43′8″W / 34.19111°N 101.71889°W / 34.19111; -101.71889Coordinates: 34°11′28″N 101°43′8″W / 34.19111°N 101.71889°W / 34.19111; -101.71889
Country United States
State Texas
County Hale
Area
 - Total 13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 - Land 13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,366 ft (1,026 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 22,336
 Density 1,621.0/sq mi (625.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 79072-79073
Area code(s) 806
FIPS code 48-57980[1]
GNIS feature ID 1365375[2]

Plainview is a city in and the county seat of Hale County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 22,336 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Plainview is located at 34°11′28″N 101°43′8″W / 34.19111°N 101.71889°W / 34.19111; -101.71889 (34.191204, -101.718806)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.8 square miles (35.7 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,336 people, 7,626 households, and 5,666 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,621.0 inhabitants per square mile (625.9 /km2). There were 8,471 housing units at an average density of 614.8 /sq mi (237.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 63.21% White, 5.87% African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 26.53% from other races, and 2.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.83% of the population.

There were 7,626 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,551, and the median income for a family was $35,215. Males had a median income of $26,434 versus $19,888 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,791. About 15.0% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Region V office is located in Plainview.[5]

Notable people

  • Josh Box on feb 14 2010 was hit in the head by a moveing train and lived . news print was in the local plainview paper headline was (train hits coin smasher)
  • Lindy Williams, the lead singer of Boxing Edna and owner of RaceDayOutfitters.com, is from Plainview.
  • Horse trainer Carl Nafzger, who has won the Kentucky Derby twice, in 1990 with Unbridled and in 2007 with Street Sense, was born in Plainview. He also won the 1990 Breeder's Cup Classic with Unbridled.
  • Former Hale County Judge Bill Hollars, sometimes called "Hang 'em High" Hollars.

In film

The 1992 Steve Martin film Leap of Faith (film) was filmed in part in Plainview. The downtown water tower still bears the name and mascot of the fictional town in which the movie is set: The Rustwater Bengals.

Education

The City of Plainview is served by the Plainview Independent School District.

Wayland Baptist University is a four-year university with approximately 1100 students at its main campus in Plainview.

The Museum of the Llano Estacado is located in Plainview.

Economy

On February 11, 2009, the Texas Department of State Health Services ordered the cessation of operations and full recall of all products produced by a Plainview-based peanut processing facility owned by Peanut Corporation of America, following the discovery of "dead rodents, rodent excrement and bird feathers in the plant," and revelations that the plant had operated without state licensure or inspection. The plant had voluntarily suspended operations one day earlier, and was not linked to the salmonella outbreak that had forced the shutdown of other PCA plants.[6][7]

National Register of Historic Places

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