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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 109,082. Billings is in Yellowstone County. Living in Billings offers residents a 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
109,082

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$206,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$826
National
$949
Area Feel
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
    345
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    68.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    78.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    703.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,998.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    756.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Billings

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$55,585
National
$55,322
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Billings is a city that has everything. There are two universities for higher education. There are so many businesses that provide job opportunities. There are sports attractions from college to semi pro. There are many beautiful places surrounding Billings for hikers and bikers. I have been attending Montana State University in Billings for the last year and it has been a great experience. I have gotten to know many of the teacher and staff at MSUB and they are very willing to help the students in any way that they can. I recommend MSUB to others, especially those majoring in education. The education department bends over backward to help students!
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Billings is centrally located in the large start of MT, therefore making it an optimal place to live in order to travel west or east. The economy in this town is thriving, with new buisnesses popping up every week! There are two top 100 hospitals in this town of only 120,000 people, making it a fabulous place to work for people in the medical field. The community is very receptive of new people moving in, and there are a lot of amazing locally owned restaurants that blow chains out of the water.
Billings Montana to me is what I like to call a "little-big town". It may be the largest city in Montana, but it certainly doesn't feel that way. Living here most of my life I've always found there is much to do and the general population are more than pleasant to interact with. We do have a growing nightlife downtown and becoming a more progressive city as we continue to grow. If being in the city is not your thing, then not far from town there is plenty of outdoor recreational activities to participate in, such as; camping, hunting, hiking, skiing/snowboarding. There are also many events going on throughout Billings all year round. A very helpful resource is Billing365. They take all events that want to be advertised and put them all in a simple to use website that lets you know dates and time of event.