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Plainview is a city in Hale County.

It is the county seat.

The latitude of Plainview is 34.184N. The longitude is -101.706W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 3,366 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 21,889.


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Median household income
Local
$31,551
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Plainview demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 96. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 4.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jimmy Dean, performer, sausage maker
Nearby parks & recreation: Running Water Regional Park
Historic sites and museums: Llano Estacado Museum
Colleges and universities: Wayland Baptist University
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Plainview demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hale County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 79072 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Plainview residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Plainview ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Plainview was $13,791, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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17% of Plainview residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Plainview include Plainview Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Plainview, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $349.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $705.


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Libraries in Plainview include Unger Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Plainview include Plainview Daily Herald

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Hale County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Plainview political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Plainview workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Plainview between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Plainview include Best Western, Comfort Suites Plainview, Days Inn Plainview, Holiday Inn Express Ste Plainview, Super 8.

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