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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B+
Sidney is a town in Montana with a population of 6,491. Sidney is in Richland County. Living in Sidney offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Sidney and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Sidney are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$209,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$844
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    45%
  • Own
    55%
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Sidney Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    704.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    132.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    410.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,379.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    117.4
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    7%
    13%

Working in Sidney

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$59,958
National
$55,322
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Sidney Reviews

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Sidney is a very diverse little town. To be honest not most people know it actually exists. I have lived in Sidney for over 3 years now the first thing I noticed is how welcoming everyone is. Its a great community when we can all get together. I love knowing all of my neighbors and always getting to chat with someone in the grocery store. The school system is amazing, especially the sports. Most of the kids can't wait to leave Sidney but I can see my self living here for the rest of my life continuing to work at the hospital here. The only thing I would probably change is some people have that small town mentality. Everyone should be treated equal it shouldn't matter what last name you have, we all put our pants on the same way every day.
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Sidney is a very small, tight-knit town, where everybody might know your name, but you are very well cared for. We are a town 45 minutes in the complete middle of two opposite colleges in both Williston, ND and Glendive, MT. The community is so great that when people leave to attend colleges for years and hundreds of miles away, they always find their way back home to Sidney to raise their families.
Sidney is a small town in Eastern Montana. It is a fairly safe and friendly town. But, not surprisingly, it lacks many of the conveniences of big city living. It also lacks diversity; with its primary population being white, Christian, and conservative. The cost of living is also excessive, due to it bordering the Bakken. But, there are various hidden treasures nearby; including the badlands, Makoshika, and the Yellowstone and Missouri rivers.