Plainview, TX Population

Population: 22,336. Estimated population in July 2020: 21,991 (-1.5% change)
Males: 10,684 (47.8%), Females: 11,652 (52.2%)

Zip codes: 79072.

Median resident age: 30.8 years
Median household income: $31,551
Median house value: $56,900

Races in Plainview:

  • Hispanic (49.8%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (42.9%)
  • Other race (26.5%)
  • Black (5.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.8%)
  • American Indian (1.6%)

(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: United States (7.7%), German (5.4%), English (5.0%), Irish (4.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.2%), French (1.1%).

Land area: 13.8 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Plainview

  • High school or higher: 66.6%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 16.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 14.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plainview city

  • Never married: 24.0%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

9.9% Foreign born (8.8% Latin America).

Population change in the 1990s: +192 (+0.9%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Plainview:

  • COVENANT HOSPITAL PLAINVIEW (2601 DIMMITT RD)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Plainview:

  • W J MANGOLD MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 23 miles; LOCKNEY, TX)
  • SWISHER MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; TULIA, TX)
  • IHS HOSPITAL AT LUBBOCK (about 43 miles; LUBBOCK, TX)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Plainview:

  • LUBBOCK INTL (about 38 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Abbreviation: LBB)
  • AMARILLO INTL (about 71 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Abbreviation: AMA)
  • CANNON AFB (about 112 miles; CLOVIS, NM; Abbreviation: CVS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Plainview:

  • HALE COUNTY (about 2 miles; PLAINVIEW, TX; Abbreviation: PVW)
  • JOE VAUGHN SPRAYING (about 14 miles; KRESS, TX; Abbreviation: 29F)
  • ABERNATHY MUNI (about 25 miles; ABERNATHY, TX; Abbreviation: F83)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Plainview:

  • WAYLAND BAPTIST UNIVERSITY (Full-time enrollment: 2,578; Location: 1900 W 7TH; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.wbu.edu; Offers Master’s degree)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Plainview:

  • TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY (about 41 miles; LUBBOCK, TX; Full-time enrollment: 22,439)
  • WEST TEXAS A & M UNIVERSITY (about 55 miles; CANYON, TX; Full-time enrollment: 5,476)
  • SOUTH PLAINS COLLEGE (about 63 miles; LEVELLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 3,851)
  • AMARILLO COLLEGE (about 69 miles; AMARILLO, TX; Full-time enrollment: 4,876)
  • EASTERN NEW MEXICO UNIVERSITY-MAIN CAMPUS (about 113 miles; PORTALES, NM; Full-time enrollment: 2,955)
  • MIDLAND COLLEGE (about 151 miles; MIDLAND, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,800)
  • ODESSA COLLEGE (about 168 miles; ODESSA, TX; Full-time enrollment: 2,555)

Schools

Public high school in Plainview:

  • PLAINVIEW HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,520; Location: 1501 QUINCY ST; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Plainview:

  • PLAINVIEW CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 196; Location: 310 S ENNIS; Grades: PK – 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Plainview:

  • LA MESA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 519; Location: 600 S ENNIS ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • EDGEMERE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 489; Location: 2600 W 20TH ST; Grades: PK – 04)
  • ASH 6TH GRADE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 466; Location: 908 ASH ST; Grades: 06 – 06)
  • LAKESIDE 5TH GRADE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 447; Location: 1800 JOLIET ST; Grades: 05 – 05)
  • CORONADO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 443; Location: 2501 JOLIET ST; Grades: 07 – 07)
  • ESTACADO JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 439; Location: 2500 W 20TH ST; Grades: 08 – 08)
  • HILLCREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 417; Location: 315 W ALPINE DR; Grades: PK – 04)
  • HIGHLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 415; Location: 1707 W11TH ST; Grades: KG – 04)
  • COLLEGE HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 400; Location: 707 CANYON ST; Grades: KG – 04)
  • THUNDERBIRD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 378; Location: 1200 W 32ND ST; Grades: PK – 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Plainview:

  • CALICO CABOOSE (Students: 82; Location: 1001 W 7TH; Grades: PK – KG)
  • FIRST PRESBYTERIAN KND (Students: 45; Location: 2101 UTICA; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Plainview:

  • UNGER MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $258,950; Location: 825 AUSTIN ST; 44,683 books; 740 audio materials; 1,415 video materials; 115 serial subscriptions)

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