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.
Plainview is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Plainview spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 14.17 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The citizens of Plainview are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 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.