Plainview, Texas Population 2021

19,793
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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.

Plainview Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Plainview was:

  • White: 81.72%
  • Black or African American: 5.99%
  • Two or more races: 5.73%
  • Other race: 5.22%
  • Native American: 0.87%
  • Asian: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Plainview, Texas is 19,793 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 20,318.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 22,194.

Plainview, Texas Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202132,956-225-0.68%
202033,181-225-0.68%
201933,406-225-0.67%
201833,631-323-0.96%
201733,954-153-0.45%
201634,107730.21%
201534,034-417-1.23%
201434,451-1,225-3.56%
201335,676-582-1.63%
201236,258-123-0.34%
201136,3811120.31%
201036,2690.00%

Plainview Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White16,74781.72%
Black or African American1,2275.99%
Two or More Races1,1755.73%
Some Other Race1,0705.22%
American Indian and Alaska Native1780.87%
Asian950.46%
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Plainview Population by Race

Plainview Population Pyramid $2021

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Plainview Median Age

32.9


Total

32.2


Male

34.4


Female

Plainview Adults

There are 14,764 adults, (2,787 of whom are seniors) in Plainview.

Plainview Age Dependency

71.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Plainview Sex Ratio

Female

10,288

50.20%

Male

10,204

49.80%

Plainview Population by Age

Plainview Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Plainview Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married69.2%30.8%
All56.3%43.7%
Non Family44.3%55.7%
Female43.6%56.4%
Male39.7%60.3%

56.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Plainview Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All6,8642.8656.3
Married3,4053.4969.2
Non Family1,9531.0644.3
Female1,1633.7243.6
Male3433.8739.7

3.49

Average Family Size

2.86

Average Household Size

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Plainview Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,61612.99%
9th to 12th Grade1,37711.06%
High School Graduate4,29734.53%
Some College2,35018.88%
Associates Degree5234.20%
Bachelors Degree1,49512.01%
Graduate Degree7876.32%
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Plainview Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Plainview Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic7,1144,549486
White4,3894,0521,662
Black666605117
Other Race66038155
2+ Races65658070
Asian694618
Native American494946

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 93.88%.

Plainview Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,272$39,538$27,138
Less Than 9th Grade$25,987$25,833$26,160
High School Graduate$29,709$37,400$23,514
Some College$32,850$44,403$23,866
Bachelors Degree$41,452$42,269$41,117
Graduate Degree$42,427$46,538$41,029

$32,272

Average Earnings

$39,538

Average Male

$27,138

Average Female

Plainview Earnings by Educational Attainment

Plainview Language by Age

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Plainview Language

59.83% of Plainview residents speak only English, while 40.17% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 38.84% of the population.

Plainview Language

Plainview Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic12,9422,43518.81%
White5,32856210.55%
Other1,05023222.10%
Multiple1,13521819.21%
Black1,09014413.21%

16.12%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.28%

Male Poverty Rate

18.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Plainview

The race most likely to be in poverty in Plainview is Other, with 22.10% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Plainview is White, with 10.55% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.29%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.22%.

Plainview Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School16.10%
Less Than 9th Grade15.23%
Some College12.41%
Bachelors or Greater7.79%

Plainview Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed26.06%
Female Employed8.64%
Male Unemployed7.34%
Male Employed6.54%

Plainview Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Plainview Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,430$58,552
Families$53,713$66,986
Married Families$68,194-
Non Families$25,219$34,333
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Income by Household Type

Plainview Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

48.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

45.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Plainview Married by Age and Sex

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Plainview Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Plainview Marital Status by Race

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Plainview Marital Status

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765

Number of Veterans

586

Male Veterans

179

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam255
First Gulf War193
Second Gulf War162
Korea93
World War II18

Plainview Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74224
35 to 54198
75+169
18 to 34102
55 to 6472

Plainview Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4944.04%
Hispanic3453.99%
Black11012.84%
Other Race8811.73%
2+ Races739.69%

Plainview Veterans by Race

Plainview Veterans by Education

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23.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Plainview Veterans by Education

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63.7%

Labor Force Participation

60.1%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Plainview Employment by Age

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Plainview Employment by Race

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Plainview Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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76.58%

Born in Plainview

88.48%

Native Born

11.52%

Foreign Born

8.28%

Non Citizen

3.24%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.48% of Plainview residents were born in the United States, with 76.58% having been born in Texas. 8.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Plainview Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202119,793-175-0.88%
202019,968-175-0.87%
201920,143-175-0.86%
201820,318-208-1.01%
201720,526-238-1.15%
201620,764760.37%
201520,688-287-1.37%
201420,975-806-3.70%
201321,781-418-1.88%
201222,199-60-0.27%
201122,259360.16%
201022,223-113-0.05%
200022,3366360.29%
199021,700-487-0.22%
198022,1873,0911.51%
197019,0963610.19%
196018,7354,6912.92%
195014,0445,7815.45%
19408,263-571-0.67%
19308,8344,8458.28%
19203,9891,1603.50%
19102,8290.00%

Plainview Population by Year