Plainview, Nebraska

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Plainview is a city in Pierce County, Nebraska, United States. It is part of the Norfolk, Nebraska Micropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,353 at the 2000 census.



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)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km²), all of it land.

Points of interest

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.[4]

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.


As of the census[1] 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/sq mi (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.

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