B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  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-

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$198,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$799
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    37%
  • Own
    63%

Billings Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    334
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    59
    41
  • Robbery
    73
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    649
    500
  • Theft
    3,318
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    713
    284

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$52,944
National
$55,322
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    33%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    29%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%
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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.
There are tons of coffee shops for everyone who loves coffee! Everything is close and there are tons of different options for stores for all your needs. However, in the winter they pile all the snow in the middle of roads (if they even plow at all) and it makes it very hard to turn, due to the turn lanes being blocked. If they don’t plow they will lay out a sand mixture that helps with driving but overall winter driving sucks.