Plainview is the county seat of Hale County, Texas. It’s located on the cap rock in Northwest Texas. The Texas south plains town is a friendly community within 45 minutes distance of Lubbock.
Cotton, sorghum/milo and wine grapes are grown in Plainview, and to the north and east are cattle ranches as well as wheat and corn farms.
If you saw the 1992 film Leap of Faith, you may recognize some of the areas of Plainview. The water tower that was painted for the movie still bears the fictional names of town and mascot, The Rustwater Bengals. Broadway Brew now makes its home in the former Quick Lunch Diner, in which several scenes were filmed.
Local students are served by Plainview Independent School District. A four-year university, Wayland Baptist University, is located in the city and enrollment numbers approximately 1100. The city is also home to the Museum of the Llano Estacdo.
With a population of 22,194 at the 2010 census, approximately 5,666 families live in 7,626 households. The city covers xx square miles, and the population density is 1,621 per square mile. Housing unit de sity is 614.8 per square mile.
A family friendly city, 40.1% of the area households have children under of the age of 18. Plainview is a community for all ages. Children under the age of 18 make up 31% of the population. Young people aged 18 to 24 make of 11.5% of the total residents and those between 25 and 40 years make up 26%. Approximately 13.5% of the people living in the city are age 45 to 64. Residents over the age of 65 make up 13.4 percent of the population.
The nearby city of Lubbock offers almost any type of entertainment for those wanting a change. Many residents follow Texas Tech football.
The Plainview Point Monument near Runningwater Draw is a national historical marker where fossilized remains of bison and spearpoints were found in 1941. The Museum of the Llano Estacado teaches regional history of the area.