Plainview, TX

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2022 Population
20,113
0.332% 1-year decline
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
31.5
0.316% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
21.6%
17.2% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,274
1.64% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$96,400
17% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
8,859
4.6% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Plainview, TX had a population of 20.1k people with a median age of 31.5 and a median household income of $46,274. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Plainview, TX declined from 20,180 to 20,113, a −0.332% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,526 to $46,274, a 1.64% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Plainview, TX are White (Hispanic) (37.4%), White (Non-Hispanic) (27.6%), Two+ (Hispanic) (17.2%), Other (Hispanic) (11.3%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.67%).

None of the households in Plainview, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

92% of the residents in Plainview, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Plainview, TX are Wayland Baptist University (1,074 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Plainview, TX was $96,400, and the homeownership rate was 52.6%.

Most people in Plainview, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 17.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Plainview, TX was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Plainview, TX is home to a population of 20.1k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2022, 11.5% of Plainview, TX residents were born outside of the country (2.31k people).

In 2022, there were 1.36 times more White (Hispanic) residents (7.52k people) in Plainview, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.55k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.46k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

92%
2022 Citizenship
93.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 92% of Plainview, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Plainview, TX was 93.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Plainview, TX
  1. White (Hispanic)
    7.52k ± 736
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    5.55k ± 440
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    3.46k ± 923
66.5%
Hispanic Population
13.4k people

In 2022, there were 1.36 times more White (Hispanic) residents (7.52k people) in Plainview, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.55k White (Non-Hispanic) and 3.46k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

66.5% of the people in Plainview, TX are hispanic (13.4k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Plainview, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

11.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.31k people
10.9%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.2k people

As of 2022, 11.5% of Plainview, TX residents (2.31k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Plainview, TX was 10.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (1990s)
    153 ± 75
  2. Korea
    149 ± 90
  3. Vietnam
    136 ± 88

Plainview, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (1990s), 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Plainview, TX employs 8.86k people. The largest industries in Plainview, TX are Retail Trade (1,570 people), Educational Services (1,091 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (945 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($118,500), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($85,855), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($53,103).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

8.86k
2022 Value
± 817
−4.6%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Plainview, TX declined at a rate of −4.6%, from 9.29k employees to 8.86k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Plainview, TX, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,032 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (918 people), and Management Occupations (862 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Plainview, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

8.86k
2022 Value
± 817
−4.6%
1 Year decline
± 13.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Plainview, TX declined at a rate of −4.6%, from 9.29k employees to 8.86k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Plainview, TX, are Retail Trade (1,570 people), Educational Services (1,091 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (945 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Plainview, TX, though some of these residents may live in Plainview, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,718
Median earning men ± $2,434
$26,313
Median earning women ± $6,578

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($67,634), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($56,104), and Other Services Except Public Administration ($52,417).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,349), Manufacturing ($40,818), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,811).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Texas went to Donald J. Trump with 52.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (46.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.12%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Texas over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Plainview, TX awarded 1,074 degrees. The student population of Plainview, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,385 male students and 1,593 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Plainview, TX are White (381 and 36%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (355 and 33.6%), Black or African American (187 and 17.7%), and Two or More Races (50 and 4.73%).

The largest universities in Plainview, TX by number of degrees awarded are Wayland Baptist University (1,074 and 100%).

The median tuition cost in Plainview, TX for private four year colleges is $20,942.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Plainview, TX, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 28.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,978 (46.5% men and 53.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,978 students enrolled in Plainview, TX, 46.5% men and 53.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 999 records, of which 57.2% were women and 42.8% men.

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Concentrations

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Plainview, TX was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 58 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Plainview, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,074 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Wayland Baptist University with 1,074 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 498 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Plainview, TX, which is 0.865 times less than the 576 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 381 degrees mean that there were 1.07 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 355 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($20,942) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,426) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Plainview, TX was $96,400 in 2022, which is 0.342 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $82,400 to $96,400, a 17% increase. The homeownership rate in Plainview, TX is 52.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Plainview, TX have an average commute time of 17.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Plainview, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Plainview, TX is $46,274. In 2022, the place with the highest median household income in Plainview, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $56,702, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $43,864 and $41,484.

Property

$96,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,759
$3,687
Median Property Taxes
±$442

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Plainview, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Plainview, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

52.6%
Homeownership
2022
66.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 52.6% of the housing units in Plainview, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 54.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9503
  2. Census Tract 9504
  3. Census Tract 9505

In 2022, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Plainview, TX was Census Tract 9503 with a value of $56,702, followed by Census Tract 9504 and Census Tract 9505, with respective values of $43,864 and $41,484.

The following map shows all of the places in Plainview, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,274
Median Household Income
± $3,826
7.02k
Number of Households
± 690

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.02k households in Plainview, TX grew to $46,274 from the previous year's value of $45,526.

The following chart displays the households in Plainview, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Plainview, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (84.3%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.29%)

In 2022, 84.3% of workers in Plainview, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (2.29%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

17.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Plainview, TX have a shorter commute time (17.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.8% of the workforce in Plainview, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Plainview, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Plainview, TX have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Plainview, TX (4.2k out of 19.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 6 - 11, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Plainview, TX is Hispanic, followed by White and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

78.5% of the population of Plainview, TX has health coverage, with 37% on employee plans, 23.2% on Medicaid, 8.6% on Medicare, 7.91% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hale County, TX see 3037 patients per year on average, which represents a 10.2% decrease from the previous year (3383 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5459 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 762 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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3,037 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hale County, TX

Primary care physicians in Hale County, TX see an average of 3,037 patients per year. This represents a 10.2% decrease from the previous year (3,383 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Hale County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 31.4% under 18 years, 23.1% between 18 and 34 years, 32% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.4% were men and 54.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

21.5%
Uninsured
37%
Employer Coverage
23.2%
Medicaid
8.6%
Medicare
7.91%
Non-Group
1.75%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Plainview, TX declined by 8.15% from 23.4% to 21.5%.

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