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 (15.49%), sales jobs (8.56%), and teaching (7.57%).
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 14.76 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The percentage of adults in Plainview with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.15% of adults in Plainview have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Plainview in 2010 was $17,875, which is lower middle income relative to Texas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $71,500 for a family of four. However, Plainview contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Plainview is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Plainview home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Plainview residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Plainview also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 58.99% of the city’s residents. 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 Vietnamese.