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%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.17 minutes getting to work every day.
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.