Plainview is a city located in Hale County Texas. It is also the county seat of Hale County. With a 2020 population of 19,793, it is the 141st largest city in Texas and the 1879th largest city in the United States . Plainview is currently declining at a rate of -0.88% annually and its population has decreased by -10.82% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 22,194 in 2010. Plainview reached it's highest population of 22,336 in 2000. Spanning over 14 miles, Plainview has a population density of 1,425 people per square mile.
The average household income in Plainview is $58,552 with a poverty rate of 16.12%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $645 per month, and the median house value is $84,400. The median age in Plainview is 32.9 years, 32.2 years for males, and 34.4 years for females.