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).
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.