Plainview, TX
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Plainview is a medium-sized city located in the state of Texas. With a population of 20,919 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Plainview is the 123rd largest community in Texas.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Plainview is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Plainview is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Plainview who work in office and administrative support (14.95%), teaching (8.30%), and sales jobs (7.42%).

One of the benefits of Plainview is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.17 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of adults in Plainview with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.80% of adults in Plainview have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Plainview in 2010 was $17,799, which is lower middle income relative to Texas, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,196 for a family of four. However, Plainview contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Plainview is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Plainview home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. People of Hispanic or Latino origin are the most prevalent group in Plainview, accounting for 60.14% of the city’s residents (people of Hispanic or Latino origin can be of any race). The greatest number of Plainview residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Plainview include German, English, African, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Plainview is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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