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A Plainview Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
A Plainview Cost of Living Cost of living is 10% lower than Texas
8218% less expensive than the US average
919% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Plainview cost of living
C- Plainview Crime Total crime is 8% higher than Texas
Total crime
3,24118% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 3118% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-25%Year over year crime is down
Plainview crime
D- Plainview Employment Household income is 19% lower than Texas
Median household income
$44,22120% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$18,62138% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
4%7% lower than the US average
Plainview employment
B Plainview Housing Home value is 44% lower than Texas
Median home value
$80,20057% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$61935% lower than the US average
Home ownership
57%11% lower than the US average
Plainview real estate or Plainview rentals
B Plainview Schools HS graduation rate is 9% lower than Texas
High school grad. rates
71%14% lower than the US average
School test scores
69%40% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
15:18% lower than the US average
Plainview K-12 schools or Plainview colleges

Living in Plainview, TX

Plainview, Texas is a medium-sized city with a population of 21,365 residents. If we look at the most recent Census, Plainview is known to have a predominantly White population. The next two most common races are Black and American Indian and Alaskan. Additionally, more than a quarter of the population of Plainview are of Hispanic or Latino origin, and 37% of the population also speak Spanish. With an average age of 32 years old, Plainview could be a great place to live for young adults as this age is well below the national average.

Whether you’re moving to a new area to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Plainview could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Texas if you know where to look. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, crime, cost of living, weather, housing, you can easily compare the best places to live in Plainview and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Plainview to Texas and the national average.

Plainview has a livability score of 79/100 and is ranked #458 in Texas and #2,256 in the USA. Clearly, Plainview is doing something right, as this score ranks well above the average of most cities. Plainview has also earned the rare honor of ranking in the top 10 percentile among all cities. If we probe a little deeper into each category within the livability score, we see that Plainview has higher than average rankings for the following: amenities (A), cost of living (A), education (B) and housing (B). Unfortunately for Plainview, there are some categories for which it does not rank well, this includes: employment (D-).

Location, location, location - possibly the three most important words in your search for a new place to live. Fortunately, in Plainview, there is no shortage of amazing local amenities and interesting things to do.

The average school test scores in Plainview are 69%. This far exceeds the national average and ensures that this educational system will provide your children with the skills and the tools they need to thrive.

Finding affordable real estate and apartments for rent in Plainview can be tricky. Having said that, this area might be the place to get the best of both worlds. Based on factors like home/rental affordability and appreciation rates, this area has received an above average score in the housing category.

Plainview real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Plainview. Median real estate prices in Plainview come in at $80,200, which is 43.8% lower than the Texas average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Plainview, the home price to income ratio is 1.8, which is 30.8% lower than the Texas average.

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Life in Plainview Tx.-Laid-Back and Family Oriented

Life in Plainview is not for you if you want a fast-paced lifestyle or if you're looking for a career that will bring you fame and fortune. I love this city because it's small and laidback. Nobody is ever in a hurry and the people are polite but a little old-fashioned. Public transportation is practically nonexistent and most jobs are in the working class sector such as restaurants, warehouses, and trucking, but there are some professional jobs if you know the right people.

What this city has that you won't find in the big city is peace and quiet, church Sundays, and a very low crime rate. It's a good place to raise a family especially if you have old school family values. There is a lot of community activities and fun things to do for the whole family especially in summer. The summers in Plainview can get hot and the winters cold, but you get a full experience of seasons. for an older couple looking to settle down or for someone who just enjoys the small town country life- Plainview Tx. is the place to be.
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Source: The Plainview, TX data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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