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Plainview, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Plainview had a population of 3,263 as of July 1, 2016. Plainview ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Plainview is located at latitude 44.1647 and longitude -92.1692 in Wabasha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Plainview (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wabasha County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The City of Plainview (GNIS ID: 2396220) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Plainview population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Plainview: Centerville, City of Plainview.

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Plainview, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 3,263
Population in Households 3,205
Population in Familes 2,640
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density1 1,509
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 1,263
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 856
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,369 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,021 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 242 (17.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $119,199
Average Home Value $129,061


Median Household Income $59,248
Average Household Income $77,214
Per Capita Income $30,256
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.29%
Households -0.19% -0.19%
Families -0.22% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Plainview, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Plainview to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 197 78th
Population Density1 # 136 85th
Diversity Index2 # 185 79th
Median Household Income # 270 70th
Per Capita Income # 272 70th

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