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Billings, MT

Billings is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress
109,431
Billings Population6
$
41,778
Median Income5
3.5
%
Unemployment Rate15
 

City Score

 

Population

Unlike most cities in the United States where the median age increased by an average of 1.0 years since 2010, the median age of Billings decreased by 0.8 years even though the fastest growing segment, 65- to 74-year olds, grew by 37%

Age

36.8
Median Age6
7.8
%
Population Growth Since 20106

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average6

 

Race and Ethnicity

Billings residents are mostly white and the city is slowly becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 1.7% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 41.6%

Race

86.3
%
Montana Population, White6
61.1
%
United States population, White6

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity6

 

Climate

Billings's high elevation of 3,123 feet leads to regularly cold weather and strong winds, but relatively low humidity and little rainfall. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 146 days per year with 11 mph winds, 54% humidity, and 14 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

27
%
Chance of Rain10
58
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature35

 

Housing

The average home value in Billings increased by 36% since 2010 which is 6% lower than the national average and 5% lower than the state average

Rent

$
1,170
Monthly Average11
37
%
Renters36

Average Home Value4

 

Taxes

Billings is a slightly high tax location with no sales tax and property tax 25% lower than the national average, but income tax 50% higher than the national average.

Other

0.84
%
Property Tax19
0.0
%
Sales Tax18
1.25
%
Vehicle Tax19

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)37

 

Employment

Billings has a very high employment rate of 97% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Talen Montana and Billings Clinic

Income

19.0
%
<$25,0005
10.1
%
$100,000+5

Distribution by Industry15

 

Politics

Billings is strongly conservative and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results38

Representatives

Mayor27 Bill Cole
Republican
House of Representative27 Greg Gianforte
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, St Vincent Healthcare, is 9.7 miles from the center of Billings, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, Sheridan VA Medical Center, is 93.6 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, is 381.3 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical28 Yes
Decriminalized28 No
 

Safety

In Montana, 65.0% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has marginally increased from 2000 when 64.6% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks29
No
Permit to Purchase Law29

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#44 2019 Best Cities to Retire by WalletHub30
#32 2019 Best Cities for Healthcare by healthgrades31
 

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