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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Yellowstone County is located in Montana with a population of 156,332. In Yellowstone County, most residents own their homes. In Yellowstone County there are a lot of bars and coffee shops. Many families and young professionals live in Yellowstone County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Yellowstone County are above average.
Population
156,332

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$210,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$825
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Yellowstone County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    335.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.7
    6.1
  • Rape
    65.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    74.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    672.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,890.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    730.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    21%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Yellowstone County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,955
National
$55,322

Yellowstone County Reviews

3 reviews
Born and raised as a Billings resident, this is home. The city is still small enough for a family yet large enough to attract great entertainment! We are 10 minutes to the river and 10 minutes to the hills. It's beautiful surroundings make it perfect for the outdoorsman. A bit more diversity in activities for the family would be nice but we certainly make do.
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There are not many people, however it's the biggest city in Montana. There are a lot of things to do such as being involved with the many different theater groups, or hang out at the park or movie theater. There's enough people that everyone doesn't know everyone which is good.
Yellowstone county in Montana has lots to offer. you have billings which features 3 colleges, lots of fun activities for families, and an abundant night life. You have the Yellowstone river and lots of parks to choose from to enjoy a beautiful day at. There are always lots of activities going in the county. This county offers lots of beautiful scenery and is lovely to enjoy during all the seasons.