Plainview, Nebraska

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Plainview, Nebraska
City
Plainview Klown Doll Museum
Plainview Klown Doll Museum
Location of Plainview, Nebraska
Location of Plainview, Nebraska
Coordinates: 42°21′10″N 97°47′14″W / 42.35278°N 97.78722°W / 42.35278; -97.78722Coordinates: 42°21′10″N 97°47′14″W / 42.35278°N 97.78722°W / 42.35278; -97.78722
Country United States
State Nebraska
County Pierce
Area[1]
 • Total 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Land 1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,683 ft (513 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,246
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,222
 • Density 1,153.7/sq mi (445.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 68769
Area code(s) 402
FIPS code 31-39170[4]
GNIS feature ID 0832141[5]

Plainview is a city in Pierce County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,246 at the 2010 census.

History[edit]

Plainview was platted in 1880 when the railroad was extended to that point.[6] It took its name after Plainview, Minnesota, and from the scenic landscapes of the surrounding plains.[7][8]

Geography[edit]

Plainview is located at 42°21′10″N 97°47′14″W / 42.35278°N 97.78722°W / 42.35278; -97.78722 (42.352729, -97.787239).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.08 square miles (2.80 km2), all of it land.[1]

Points of interest[edit]

Plainview promotes itself as the "Klown Kapital" of the world, boasting a Klown Festival every June and a Klown Doll Museum with more than 4,500 pieces on display.[10]

Plainview has three structures on the National Register of Historic Places: the Foy George Memorial Band Shell; the Fremont, Elkhorn and Missouri Valley Railroad depot, now serving as the Plainview Historical Museum; and the Carnegie library, still in use as such. The site of Plainview's first sod house is on city land; the city also has two Sears Catalog homes.

The Plainview News is the city's only newspaper.

Plainview is served by an independent telephone company, and has state-of-the-art fiber optics throughout the city. Plainview holds the distinction of being the first city in Nebraska with fiber-optic lines to every resident and business.

The City Council is a four-person council with a Mayor position. Council members serve four-year terms, with a rotating schedule of term limits. The Mayor also recently appointed a City Administrator.

Plainview was used as the fictional "Hawthorne" where much of the 2013 film Nebraska takes place.[11]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 375
1900 603 60.8%
1910 941 56.1%
1920 1,199 27.4%
1930 1,216 1.4%
1940 1,411 16.0%
1950 1,427 1.1%
1960 1,467 2.8%
1970 1,494 1.8%
1980 1,483 −0.7%
1990 1,333 −10.1%
2000 1,353 1.5%
2010 1,246 −7.9%
Est. 2015 1,221 [12] −2.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[13]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,246 people, 562 households, and 334 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,153.7 inhabitants per square mile (445.4/km2). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 607.4 per square mile (234.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.3% of the population.

There were 562 households of which 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.6% were non-families. 36.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 46.7 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 25.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,353 people, 588 households, and 362 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,249.1 people per square mile (483.7/km²). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 605.6 per square mile (234.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.71% White, 0.15% African American, 1.03% Native American, 0.44% Asian, and 0.67% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

There were 588 households out of which 27.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 6.0% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 28.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.0 males.

As of 2000 the median income for a household in the city was $27,056, and the median income for a family was $35,625. Males had a median income of $28,516 versus $21,979 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,814. About 8.0% of families and 13.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.7% of those under age 18 and 15.4% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-06-24. 
  3. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-29. 
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  6. ^ "Plainview, Pierce County". Center for Advanced Land Management Information Technologies. University of Nebraska. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Exploring Nebraska Highways: Trip Trivia. Exploring America's Highway. 2007. p. 110. ISBN 978-0-9744358-7-9. 
  8. ^ Fitzpatrick, Lillian L. (1960). Nebraska Place-Names. University of Nebraska Press. p. 114. ISBN 0-8032-5060-6.  A 1925 edition is available for download at University of Nebraska—Lincoln Digital Commons.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  10. ^ Klown Doll Museum–home. Retrieved 2010-02-19.
  11. ^ "HAWTHORNE - City of Plainview, NE". Retrieved 2014-07-18. 
  12. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 

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