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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Billings is a city in Montana with a population of 109,431. Billings is in Yellowstone County. Living in Billings offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Billings there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Billings and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Billings are above average.
About Billings...
Population
109,431

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$212,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$861
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%
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Billings Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    452.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    7.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    68.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    88.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    551.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,963.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    567.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    11%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    6%
    13%

Working in Billings

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,172
National
$55,322
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There are beautiful places to walk in the Heights by high cliffs and pine. There is Lake Elmo (dog friendly) and Swords Park where you can hike along the rims. However, in the middle of these beautiful places, they have an oil refinery (like a black eye) when walking the rims, obstructs Yellow Stone River as well as polluting it I'm certain! The air quality is awful some mornings, due to the airport that was built right on top of the rims! The noise from the Rocky Mountain Aviation School and military planes robs the place of its natural peace and tranquility. They took a beautiful, natural environment and ruined it with constant bombardment of air traffic noise, pollution from airplanes taxing on runway (near homes) and Swords Park, and of course there is the oil refinery and traffic. Lots of traffic! Simply put, the roads must have been built way before the people arrived. Too many cars, not enough lanes, creates back up traffic for miles. Makes a commute much longer! I give it a B-
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Billings is a great city located in Montana. Billings is still rural enough to give you the love of outdoors and mountains, but large enough to give you the nightlife of music and fun if that's your "thing".

When you dig deeper into a relationship with Billings, the schools are strong. From a personal perspective, a teacher in the high school my son attends shows passion about the growth of my son's studies to the point of being there for his struggles through the holidays when others were taking time off. That's dedication!

The weather itself in Montana is something to get used to, with nice temperatures in the Summer months, but pretty frigid during the Winter. However, don't fret it too much, your body acclimates to the changes and once that happens you'll be enjoying the frigid waters of the Yellowstone River with the rest of them.

Overall Billings is a pretty awesome place to live and/or visit.
I have been coming to Billings,MT since I was about 5 years old. We used to come up here in the summer and visit our grandparents and do all kinds of fun stuff all summer. We used to go to Big Splash before they closed down, Geyser Park when they still had go carts. Swimming, Barbecues all summer long and even going camping in George Town Lake. When I was about 11 years old my mom and siblings moved up here and been here ever since. Now, I get to raise my son here and show him and let him experience all the amazing things I got to do when I was a kid! I cant wait to see his reaction!