Plainview, Texas

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Plainview Texas
—  City  —
Location of Plainview, Texas
Coordinates: 34°11′28″N 101°43′8″W / 34.19111°N 101.71889°W / 34.19111; -101.71889Coordinates: 34°11′28″N 101°43′8″W / 34.19111°N 101.71889°W / 34.19111; -101.71889
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyHale
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor John C. Anderson
Charles Starnes
Cathy Waggoner
David Garcia
V.O. Ortega
Ron Trusler
Wendell Dunlap
Roland Nash
 • City ManagerGreg Ingham
Area
 • Total13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 • Land13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,366 ft (1,026 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total22,194
 • Density1,621.0/sq mi (621.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes79072-79073
Area code(s)806
FIPS code48-57980[1]
GNIS feature ID1365375[2]
Websiteci.Plainview.TX.us/
 
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Plainview Texas
—  City  —
Location of Plainview, Texas
Coordinates: 34°11′28″N 101°43′8″W / 34.19111°N 101.71889°W / 34.19111; -101.71889Coordinates: 34°11′28″N 101°43′8″W / 34.19111°N 101.71889°W / 34.19111; -101.71889
CountryUnited StatesUnited States
StateTexasTexas
CountyHale
Government
 • TypeCouncil-Manager
 • City CouncilMayor John C. Anderson
Charles Starnes
Cathy Waggoner
David Garcia
V.O. Ortega
Ron Trusler
Wendell Dunlap
Roland Nash
 • City ManagerGreg Ingham
Area
 • Total13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 • Land13.8 sq mi (35.7 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation3,366 ft (1,026 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total22,194
 • Density1,621.0/sq mi (621.7/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes79072-79073
Area code(s)806
FIPS code48-57980[1]
GNIS feature ID1365375[2]
Websiteci.Plainview.TX.us/

Plainview is a city in and the county seat of Hale County, Texas, United States.[3] The population was 22,194 at the 2010 census.

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Geography

Plainview is located at 34°11′28″N 101°43′8″W / 34.19111°N 101.71889°W / 34.19111; -101.71889 (34.191204, -101.718806)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.8 square miles (36 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 22,336 people, 7,626 households, and 5,666 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,621.0 inhabitants per square mile (625.9 /km2). There were 8,471 housing units at an average density of 614.8 /sq mi (237.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 63.21% White, 5.87% African American, 1.13% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 26.53% from other races, and 2.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 49.83% of the population.

There were 7,626 households out of which 40.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.7% were non-families. 22.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.82 and the average family size is 200 million.

In the city the population was spread out with 31.0% under the age of 18, 11.5% from 18 to 24, 26.0% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,551, and the median income for a family was $35,215. Males had a median income of $26,434 versus $19,888 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,791. About 15.0% of families and 19.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.1% of those under age 18 and 14.8% of those age 65 or over.

Government

The Texas Department of Criminal Justice Region V office is located in Plainview.[5] The current Region V headquarters opened in 1996 in a former Bank of America building.[6]

Notable people

In film

The 1992 Steve Martin film Leap of Faith filmed part of the movie on location. The downtown water tower still bears the name and mascot of the fictional town in which the movie is set: The Rustwater Bengals.

The Quick Lunch Diner, where several scenes were filmed is now closed, and the site is now home to the Broadway Brew.

Telephone Prefixes and Numbering

Current Prefixes for all carriers Wireless & Wire line are shown Below 806-213: NTS Communications

806-221: AT&T/SWBELL

      -221:2XXX- Level 3 Communications      -221:3XXX- Brooks Fiber Communications 

(Rest of Prefixes belong to AT&T/SWBELL)

806-228: NTC Communications

806-291: ATT/SWBEL

       -291:7XXX YMAX CORP 

806-292: Verizon Wireless

806-293: ATT/SWBELL

806-296: ATT/SWBELL

806-313: NTS Communications

806-388: Flat Wireless (Clear Talk)

806-429: Teleport Communications Group

806-494: ATT/SEBELL

      -494:1XXX Verizon Wireless      -494:2XXX Verizon Wireless      -494:3XXX Suddenlink Phone      -494:4XXX Utex Communications      -494:5XXX Ymax Corp      -494:9XXX Ymax Corp 

806-498: NTS Communications

806-518: Nextel Partners

      -518:1XXX 12459 Blocks Belong to Sprint PCS      -518:2XXX      -518:4XXX      -518:5XXX      -518:9XXX       

806-587: Grand Communications

806-685: Verizon Wireless

806-729: Sprint PCS

806-774: Plateau Wireless

806-869: Plateau Wireless

Education

The City of Plainview is served by the Plainview Independent School District.

Wayland Baptist University is a four-year university with approximately 1100 students at its main campus in Plainview.

The Museum of the Llano Estacado is located in Plainview.

Economy

On February 11, 2009, the Texas Department of State Health Services ordered the cessation of operations and full recall of all products produced by a Plainview-based peanut processing facility owned by Peanut Corporation of America, following the discovery of "dead rodents, rodent excrement and bird feathers in the plant," and revelations that the plant had operated without state licensure or inspection. The plant had voluntarily suspended operations one day earlier, and was not linked to the salmonella outbreak that had forced the shutdown of other PCA plants.[8][9]

National Register of Historic Places

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