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Plainview, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Plainview had a population of 3,288 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Plainview, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,288
Daytime Population: Workers 1,369
Daytime Population: Residents 1,419
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,788
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 3,230
Population in Familes 2,661
Population in Group Qrtrs 58
Population Density2 1,520
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $58,604
Average Household Income $77,125
Per Capita Income $30,086


Total Housing Units 1,371 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,019 (74.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 248 (18.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 103 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $130,321
Average Home Value $142,370


Total Households 1,268
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 859
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.22% -0.29%
Households -0.11% -0.22%
Families -0.14% -0.28%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   3.0%

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, 2017 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 # 196 78th
Population Density # 130 86th
Diversity Index # 188 79th
Median Household Income # 337 63rd
Per Capita Income # 361 60th

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