Plainview, Arkansas

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Population in 2022: 463 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -38.7%
 
Males: 202  (43.8%)
Females: 261  (56.2%)
Median resident age:

47.3 years
Arkansas median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 72857.

Estimated median household income in 2022: $41,868 (it was $26,583 in 2000)
Plainview:

$41,868
AR:

$55,432

Estimated per capita income in 2022: $24,695 (it was $16,247 in 2000)

Plainview city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2022: $114,700 (it was $38,700 in 2000)
Plainview:

$114,700
AR:

$179,800

Mean prices in 2022: all housing units: $102,998; detached houses: $114,951; mobile homes: $34,613

Median gross rent in 2022: $315.

March 2022 cost of living index in Plainview: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2022: 10.9%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Plainview, AR (2022)
    • 43896.5%White alone
    • 10.2%Two or more races



According to our research of Arkansas and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Plainview, Arkansas as of May 30, 2024.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Plainview is 310 to 1.


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Ancestries: English (34.6%), American (18.3%), German (9.6%), Irish (8.7%), Scotch-Irish (8.7%), Dutch (6.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 1.44 square miles.

Population density: 321 people per square mile   (very low).

Plainview, Arkansas map

43 residents are foreign born (5.6% Latin America).

This city:

5.7%
Arkansas:

2.8%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Plainview city:

0.8% ($308)
Arkansas:

0.7% ($500)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Little Rock, AR (57.6 miles , pop. 183,133).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Tulsa, OK (168.2 miles , pop. 393,049).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Dallas, TX (251.1 miles , pop. 1,188,580).

Nearest cities:

Ola, AR (2.3 miles ),
Danville, AR (2.6 miles ),
Corinth, AR (3.0 miles),
Belleville, AR (3.3 miles ),
Casa, AR (3.8 miles ),
Havana, AR (3.9 miles ),
Dardanelle, AR (4.2 miles ),
New Blaine, AR (4.7 miles)

Latitude: 34.99 N, Longitude: 93.30 W

Area code: 479

Distribution of median household income in Plainview, AR in 2022
Distribution of house value in Plainview, AR in 2022
Plainview satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in December 2023:
Here:

3.9%
Arkansas:

3.4%
Population change in the 1990s: +69 (+10.1%).
Most common industries in Plainview, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Food (23.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (12.3%)
  • Wood products (8.5%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Educational services (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Construction (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Food (22.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (17.0%)
  • Wood products (13.9%)
  • Truck transportation (7.2%)
  • Construction (6.7%)
  • Public administration (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food (25.4%)
  • Health care (13.9%)
  • Educational services (9.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Plainview, AR (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Food processing workers (5.1%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (11.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.7%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Fishing, hunting, and forestry occupations (6.2%)
  • Food processing workers (6.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (18.0%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (9.0%)
  • Child care workers (4.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.1%)
  • Food processing workers (3.3%)

Average climate in Plainview, Arkansas

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Plainview-area historical tornado activity is near Arkansas state average. It is 101% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/5/2008, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Plainview city center killed 13 people and injured 139 people and caused $119 million in damages.

On 3/26/1976, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the city center injured 4 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plainview-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Arkansas state average. It is 542% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/6/2011 at 03:53:10, a magnitude 5.7 (5.7 MW, Depth: 3.2 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 199.4 miles away from Plainview center
On 9/3/2016 at 12:02:44, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.5 mi) earthquake occurred 226.8 miles away from the city center
On 2/28/2011 at 05:00:50, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MW, Depth: 2.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 56.7 miles away from the city center
On 1/21/1982 at 00:33:54, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 62.9 miles away from Plainview center
On 5/4/2001 at 06:42:12, a magnitude 4.7 (4.2 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 64.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 173.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Yell County (17) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plainview topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Plainview:

  • MITCHELL'S NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DANVILLE, AR)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plainview:

  • Arkansas Tech University (about 24 miles; Russellville, AR; Full-time enrollment: 9,038)
  • National Park Community College (about 35 miles; Hot Springs, AR; FT enrollment: 2,237)
  • University of Central Arkansas (about 48 miles; Conway, AR; FT enrollment: 9,972)
  • University of Arkansas at Little Rock (about 58 miles; Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 9,227)
  • Pulaski Technical College (about 59 miles; North Little Rock, AR; FT enrollment: 8,396)
  • Henderson State University (about 62 miles; Arkadelphia, AR; FT enrollment: 3,528)
  • University of Arkansas-Fort Smith (about 67 miles; Fort Smith, AR; FT enrollment: 6,103)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Plainview: Plainview Police Department (A), Plainview Fire Station (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Sandy Sanford - Football player.

Yell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Plainview and their reported violations in the past:

GLENHAVEN YOUTH RANCH (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Arkansas:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.7%
Whole state:

67.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


No gay or lesbian households reported

For population 15 years and over in Plainview:

Marital status in Plainview, AR
  • Never married: 24.2%
  • Now married: 51.5%
  • Separated: 2.6%
  • Widowed: 13.8%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

For population 25 years and over in Plainview:

  • High school or higher: 81.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2022
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2022
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

5.8
Arkansas average:

11.4

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Plainview, AR (based on Yell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,81364
Catholic1,8002
Mainline Protestant1,24715
Black Protestant2512
Other1932
None10,881-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Yell County:

2.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.02 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Yell County:

5.53 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

4.94 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Yell County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
Arkansas:

6.66 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.7%
Arkansas:

9.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Yell County:

31.9%
Arkansas:

29.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Yell County:

16.0%
State:

13.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

43.5%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.4%
State:

44.2%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.8
Arkansas:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

20.9%
Arkansas:

21.6%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Plainview:

10.4%
Arkansas:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Arkansas:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

28.7%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Plainview:

54.6%
Arkansas:

54.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.8%
State:

78.0%

More about Health and Nutrition of Plainview, AR Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2022)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 1$2,214$26,5680$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,882$22,5840$0
Financial Administration 1$2,234$26,8080$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 2$361
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$775
Totals for Government 3$6,331$25,3243$1,136

Plainview government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $85,000 ($183.59)
    Regular Highways: $80,000 ($172.79)
    Police Protection: $41,000 ($88.55)
    Central Staff Services: $32,000 ($69.11)
    Local Fire Protection: $26,000 ($56.16)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($17.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,000 ($2.16)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $2,000 ($4.32)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $74,000 ($159.83)

Plainview government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $9,000 ($19.44)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $83,000 ($179.27)
    Donations From Private Sources: $13,000 ($28.08)
    Special Assessments: $7,000 ($15.12)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($6.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $40,000 ($86.39)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $85,000 ($183.59)
    Public Utilities Sales: $26,000 ($56.16)
    Property: $25,000 ($54.00)

Plainview government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $26,000 ($56.16)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $20,000 ($43.20)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,000 ($12.96)

Plainview government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $120,000 ($259.18)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plainview:

  • KCAB (980 AM; 5 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KGHT (880 AM; 50 kW; SHERIDAN, AR; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • KAAY (1090 AM; 50 kW; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KBHS (590 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: J & A, INC.)
  • KMTL (760 AM; daytime; 10 kW; SHERWOOD, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • KWXI (670 AM; daytime; 5 kW; GLENWOOD, AR; Owner: PGR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • KARV (610 AM; 1 kW; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; Owner: KERM, INC.)
  • KEEL (710 AM; 50 kW; SHREVEPORT, LA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KXOW (1420 AM; 5 kW; HOT SPRINGS, AR)
  • KWXT (1490 AM; 1 kW; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: GEORGE V. DOMERESE)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • KRMG (740 AM; 50 kW; TULSA, OK; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • KYHN (1320 AM; 10 kW; FORT SMITH, AR; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plainview:

  • KARV-FM (101.3 FM; OLA, AR; Owner: KERM INC)
  • KCJC (102.3 FM; DARDANELLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • K207CW (89.3 FM; PARIS, AR; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • KYEL (105.5 FM; DANVILLE, AR; Owner: DANVILLE FM, INC.)
  • KSBC (90.1 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSSN (95.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KKPT (94.1 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC.)
  • KTTG (96.3 FM; MENA, AR; Owner: PEARSON BROADCASTING OF MENA, INC.)
  • KABZ (103.7 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: SIGNAL MEDIA OF ARKANSAS, INC)
  • KRWA-FM (103.1 FM; WALDRON, AR; Owner: PHARIS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KURB (98.5 FM; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWKK (100.9 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AR; Owner: MMA LICENSE LLC)
  • KALR (91.5 FM; HOT SPRINGS, AR; Owner: APPLIED LIFE MINISTRIES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Plainview:

  • KLRT-TV (Channel 16; LITTLE ROCK, AR; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Plainview fatal accident list:

Apr 19, 2018 08:54 PM, Sr-28-04, Lat: 34.997533, Lon: -93.294750, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunk persons involved: 1
Aug 5, 1996 06:21 PM, Sh-28-04, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 112ft / 34.4mTotal length
  • $1,324,000Total costs
  • 10,387Total average daily traffic
  • 354Total average daily truck traffic
  • 11,809Total future (year 2007) average daily traffic
New bridges in Plainview, AR - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 32000-2009
  • 12010-2019
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Plainview, AR

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • City Hall Hwy 28 (Lat: 35.255639 Lon: -93.298778), Call Sign: KNGF350,
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.6200 MHz, Grant Date: 01/30/1998, Expiration Date: 04/08/2003, Cancellation Date: 07/13/2003, Registrant: City Of Plainview, Public Service City Hall, Plainview, AR 72857, Phone: (501) 272-4320


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Plainview)
Most common first names in Plainview, AR among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2375.9 years
William1769.7 years
John1673.1 years
Mary1172.4 years
Charles1167.9 years
George882.5 years
Roy773.6 years
Ola784.6 years
Walter680.6 years
Joe667.5 years
Most common last names in Plainview, AR among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2179.2 years
Jones1072.5 years
Swaim869.4 years
Hunt869.9 years
Wells881.3 years
Davis776.2 years
Yates675.9 years
Crawford682.5 years
Crain580.8 years
Cox586.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Plainview, AR
  • 52.2%Electricity
  • 44.0%Utility gas
  • 3.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Plainview, AR
  • 74.6%Electricity
  • 25.4%Utility gas


Plainview compared to Arkansas state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and no other airmen in this city.
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