Plainview, Texas

Plainview, Texas

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Plainview, Texas
settlement_type = City
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map_caption = Location of Plainview, Texas

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subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Texas
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Hale

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area_total_km2 = 35.7
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population_as_of = 2000
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population_total = 22336
population_density_km2 = 625.9
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timezone = Central (CST)
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postal_code = 79072-79073
area_code = 806
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Plainview is a city in and the county seat of Hale County, Texas, United States.GR|6 The population was 22,336 at the 2000 census.


Plainview is located at coor dms|34|11|28|N|101|43|8|W|city (34.191204, -101.718806)GR|1.

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.


As of the censusGR|2 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 people per square mile (625.8/km²). There were 8,471 housing units at an average density of 614.8/sq mi (237.3/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.

Notable natives

*Lawrence McCutcheon, running back for the Los Angeles Rams from 1972-1979, the Denver Broncos & Seattle Seahawks in 1980 and the Buffalo Bills in 1981, was born in Plainview and played football for the Plainview Bulldogs.

*Singer, actor, and sausage entrepreneur Jimmy Dean, known for his sketches with Jim Henson's Muppet Rowlf the Dog, was born in Plainview.

*James H. Clark, technology entrepreneur and founder of Netscape and other companies, was born in Plainview.

*Dave Williamson, drummer for Scurge Records artist The Lifeless Design, is from Plainview.

*The general dentist Felix Conkling Crawford (1938-2007) practiced in Plainview and was a leading figure in both the Texas Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He was also a lobbyist for the ADA.

*Lindy Williams, the lead singer of Boxing Edna and owner of, 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.


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.

National Register of Historic Places

*Plainview Commercial Historic District
*Plainview Site


External links

* [ Plainview Chamber of Commerce]
* [ Plainview First]
* [ Plainview Daily Herald]

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