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Plainview, Minnesota

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The location of Plainview

Welcome to Plainview ...

The city of Plainview is located in Wabasha County.

The location of Plainview has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Plainview has a population of 3,300 people<2> (see below for details).

Plainview is 1,160 feet [354 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Plainview lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Plainview is located in the (507) area code.

The ZIP code for Plainview: 55964<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Plainview had a population of 3,340 people (or 15.41% of the total population of Wabasha County). This makes Plainview the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Plainview represents 0.06% of the population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 195th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,340 people, the population of Plainview increased 4.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,190 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Plainview had an population of 3,300 people. This is a decrease of 1.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.45% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Plainview.

Communities Also Named Plainview ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Plainview - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (4), California, Colorado, Georgia (3), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Mexico (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma (3), Oregon (3), Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (8) and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Plainview.

Websites for Plainview ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Plainview. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Plainview. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Plainview. Our list includes 4 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Plainview:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plainview ...

Looking for more information about Plainview? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Plainview, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Plainview.

Communities near Plainview ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Rochester   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Plainview

Located in Olmsted County

Lake City   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Plainview

Saint Charles   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) of Plainview

Located in Winona County

Wabasha   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Plainview

Eyota   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) of Plainview

Located in Olmsted County

Lewiston   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Plainview

Located in Winona County

Oronoco   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Plainview

Located in Olmsted County

Elgin   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Plainview

Buffalo City   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Plainview

Located in Buffalo County (WI)

Buffalo   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Plainview

Located in Buffalo County (WI)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Plainview.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Wabasha County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Plainview:

The official website for Wabasha County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Plainview.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plainview - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Plainview). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Plainview or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Plainview) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Plainview. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Plainview

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1648, Longitude: -92.1689     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Plainview have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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