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Billings, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Billings is the largest city in Montana with a population of 118,054 as of July 1, 2019. Billings ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Billings is located at latitude 45.7833 and longitude -108.5007 in Yellowstone County. The formal boundaries for the City of Billings encompass a land area of 43.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Yellowstone County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 3,123 feet.

The City of Billings (GNIS ID: 2409849) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Billings is located within Billings Division of Yellowstone County.


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Billings, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Billings, MT Housing Affordability Index is 115
State of Montana Housing Affordability Index is 110
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Billings, MT Wealth Index is 80
State of Montana Wealth Index is 79
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 118,054 (100%)
Population in Households 114,945 (97.4%)
Population in Families 85,758 (72.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3,109 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 2,684
Diversity Index2 33
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,189
Average Household Income $73,527
Per Capita Income $30,774
Wealth Index4 80

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 52,168 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 30,616 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,706 (35.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,846 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $229,355
Housing Affordability Index3 115
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 49,322
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 28,938
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.37% 1.19%
Households 1.27% 1.15%
Families 1.1% 1.01%
Median Household Income   1.92%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Billings, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Billings to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1 100th
Population Density # 5 99th
Diversity Index # 54 85th
Median Household Income # 146 60th
Per Capita Income # 148 60th

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