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
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    B+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$191,200
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$762
National
$928
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
    312
    273
  • Murder
    8
    6
  • Rape
    59
    41
  • Robbery
    61
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    545
    525
  • Theft
    3,476
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    684
    263

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$51,012
National
$53,889
Children
19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    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.
Living here has been alright but leaves allot to be desired regarding the safety off our children. The State of MONTANA uses Billings as a dumping grounds for child rapist & rapist with now policies to protect the kids. Also, this state has no equal rights for tenants at all dio landlords can and will take financial advantage of you!