Our Community



According to the 2010 U.S. Census, Hale County has a population of 36,273, with 22,194 of those calling the city of Plainview home. The average annual temperature is 68 degrees, and our community receives on average 14 inches of rainfall a year. Our winters typically bring between 5 and 10 inches of snow a year. The average household income is $55,000, and Hale County has an unemployment rate of 3.7%. There is one hospital with 100 beds in addition to numerous physicians, clinics, chiropractors, care facilities, dentists, and assisted living homes. An inexpensive cost of living, low utility rates, over 50 churches, and educational and cultural offerings for residents of all ages make Plainview a wonderful place to live!

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Low Taxes

Texas is business friendly. We have no personal income tax, no state property tax, and no unitary tax. In fact, Texas is one of only seven states without a personal income tax!


Inexpensive Energy

Companies in Plainview and Hale County enjoy electric and natural gas rates that are among the lowest in the nation. These bottom line savings help make the area an attractive operating environment for business.


Strong Community Driven City

Plainview is one of those cities that still values the community life and family interaction that brings people together. Come see for yourself!


Over 22,000 residents call Plainview home with a total of 36,000 residents in Hale County An inexpensive cost of living, low utility rates, 51 churches, and educational and cultural offerings for all ages including Plainview’s own symphony contribute to an enviable quality of living in the Plainview area.


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Covenant Hospital Plainview has 100 beds and 26 area doctors. Plainview also has trained paramedics with ground and air transportation.


Located in the center of the United States, Plainview is easily accessible from the East and West Coasts with Interstate 27 connecting to Interstate 40 within an hour’s drive. Plainview and Hale County are well connected by highway, air and rail systems. Interstate 27 is part of the Ports-to-Plains Trade Corridor, a 4-lane highway that facilitates the efficient transportation of goods and people from Mexico through ten states and on into Canada.

Ports-to-Plains Corridor


Over 22,000 residents call Plainview home with a total of 36,000 residents in Hale County. Higher Education includes Wayland Baptist University and South Plains College serving over 2400 students combined.

Wayland Baptist University

Wayland Baptist University educational system headquarters are located in Plainview. Founded in 1908 by a pioneer physician, WBU has campuses in Amarillo, Lubbock, San Antonio and Wichita Falls, Texas; Albuquerque and Clovis, New Mexico; Altus, Oklahoma; Phoenix and Sierra Vista, Arizona; Anchorage and Fairbanks, Alaska; and Honolulu, Hawaii. The university offers undergraduate degrees in many, major academic fields of study and graduate degrees in business, education, science, and religion. WBU has a rich heritage of athletic excellence for men and women in a variety of sports.

South Plains College

South Plains College is a comprehensive, two-year community college that serves the greater South Plains area of Texas with innovative educational programs that span the arts and sciences, technical education, continuing education and workforce development. Serving a 15-county area that comprises the southern portion of the Texas High Plains, the college’s main campus is located in Levelland, Texas. SPC maintains two extension centers in Lubbock that are located at the Reese Center and The Byron Martin Advanced Technology Center. Additional extension centers are maintained in Plainview, Muleshoe and Denver City.

Other Colleges and Universities Within Commuting Distance

Amarillo College, West Texas A&M University, Lubbock Christian University, and Texas Tech University.