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Plainview Klown Doll Museum
Location of Plainview, Nebraska
|• Total||1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)|
|• Land||1.08 sq mi (2.80 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,683 ft (513 m)|
| • Estimate
|• Density||1,101.66/sq mi (425.26/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0832141|
Plainview is located at(42.352729, -97.787239).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.08 square miles (2.80 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.
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.
Plainview was used as the fictional "Hawthorne" where much of the 2013 film Nebraska takes place.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
At the 2010 census there were 1,246 people in 562 households, including 334 families, in the city. The population density was 1,153.7 inhabitants per square mile (445.4/km2). There were 656 housing units at an average density of 607.4 per square mile (234.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.2% White, 0.3% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.6% from other races, and 0.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino people of any race were 1.3%.
Of the 562 households 24.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 40.6% were non-families. 36.7% of households were one person and 19.4% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.79.
The median age was 46.7 years. 21.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 21.2% were from 25 to 44; 26.4% were from 45 to 64; and 25.4% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
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