- Plainview, Texas
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Plainview is a city in and the
county seatof 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 densitywas 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 incomefor 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.
Lawrence McCutcheon, running back for the Los Angeles Ramsfrom 1972-1979, the Denver Broncos& Seattle Seahawksin 1980 and the Buffalo Billsin 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.
dentistFelix 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 lobbyistfor the ADA.
*Lindy Williams, the lead singer of
Boxing Ednaand owner of RaceDayOutfitters.com, is from Plainview.
Horsetrainer 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.
Steve Martinfilm 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 Universityis a four-year university with approximately 1100 students at its main campus in Plainview.
Museum of the Llano Estacadois located in Plainview.
National Register of Historic Places
Plainview Commercial Historic District
* [http://www.plainviewtexaschamber.com Plainview Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.plainviewfirst.com Plainview First]
* [http://www.myplainview.com Plainview Daily Herald]
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