Welcome to Plainview, Nebraska

The City of Plainview is home to 1,246 people in Pierce County, Nebraska, and offers nearly everything residents could want. From amenities and health care to education, Plainview is a forward-thinking community active in economic and community development. Situated in northwest Pierce County at the junction of highways 20 and 13, the community is a thoroughfare for in-state and out-of-state travelers. The community features two elementary schools, a middle school, and a high school with a total enrollment of 319 students. For recreation, Plainview features two city parks with new playground equipment, disc golf, sand volleyball courts, a baseball and softball complex, and a zero-entry swimming pool. In addition, Plainview has a new public library, a beautiful golf course, and many church and volunteer organizations to join. As they value the health of residents, Plainview offers a hospital, two clinics, a pharmacy, and city-owned assisted living and nursing home facilities.

Quick Facts

Population: 1246
Median Age: 46.3
Land: 1.08 square mile

Housing in Plainview

Plainview, Nebraska currently has more than 650 houses, making affordable housing opportunities not only possible but an incentive for living in the Pierce County community. Plainview has successfully been able to receive funding from the State of Nebraska and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to rehabilitate existing homes for moderate to low-income residents. Plainview's newest housing project, four townhome units, will be available in 2021 thanks to a $452,000 grant awarded by the Nebraska Housing Trust Fund.

Plainview Community Center

The community of Plainview is currently seeking funding for a proposed 32,000 square foot community center. This facility will feature a 24-hour fitness facility, suspended walking track, two basketball courts, a 70-child daycare center, teen lounge, commercial kitchen, community pantry, and food distribution area, and conference spaces for up to 1,100 people.

"Nebraska" Movie

Plainview received worldwide attention as it transformed into the fictional community of Hawthorne during the filming of the Academy Award-nominated film "Nebraska" in 2013. Twenty-one Nebraskans were cast roles with an additional 227 hired as extras.
Economic Development
Economic Development is an important facet of the City of Plainview’s strategic planning initiatives. With the implementation of LB840 in 2012 and in-house revolving loan funds totaling $605,000, the community has welcomed twelve new businesses since 2018 with a return on investment of $1.2 million dollars. The community completed a $43,000 downtown revitalization planning project in September 2020 and was awarded $435,000 in November 2020 for downtown revitalization activities. Construction activities are expected to commence in the fall of 2021 and continue throughout 2022.

Northeast Nebraska Public Power District
1410 W. 7th St.
Wayne, NE 68787

Local Churches

First Congregational United Church of Christ
405 W. Park Ave.
Plainview, NE 68769

Our Savior Lutheran
108 N. 1st St.
Plainview, NE 68769

Plainview and Crawford Valley UMC
103 W. Woodland Ave.
Plainview, NE 68769

St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church
203 E. Park Ave.
Plainview, NE 68769

Zion Lutheran 
102 N. 6th St.
Plainview, NE 68769

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Pierce County Economic Development
111 West Court Street, Room 16 | Pierce, Nebraska 68767

Phone: (402) 992-2535 | Email: director@pcedne.com 

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