Billings, MT

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
185,147
1.17% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Tester
Democratic Party
US Senator
Steve Daines
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
10.6%
0.701% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$72,377
10% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$292,300
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
93,606
2.13% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Billings, MT had a population of 185k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $72,377. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Billings, MT grew from 182,997 to 185,147, a 1.17% increase and its median household income grew from $65,788 to $72,377, a 10% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Billings, MT are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.72%), American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (3.28%), White (Hispanic) (2.97%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.41%).

None of the households in Billings, MT reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.2% of the residents in Billings, MT are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Billings, MT are Montana State University Billings (795 degrees awarded in 2022) and Rocky Mountain College (274 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Billings, MT was $292,300, and the homeownership rate was 70.5%.

Most people in Billings, MT drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 19.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Billings, MT was 2 cars per household.

Billings, MT borders .

Population & Diversity

Billings, MT is home to a population of 185k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.75% of Billings, MT residents were born outside of the country (3.24k people).

In 2022, there were 22.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (158k people) in Billings, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.07k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.2%
2022 Citizenship
99.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.2% of Billings, MT residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Billings, MT was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Billings, MT
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    158k ± 940
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    6.9k ± 624
  3. American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic)
    6.07k ± 565
5.92%
Hispanic Population
11k people

In 2022, there were 22.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (158k people) in Billings, MT than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.9k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 6.07k American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.92% of the people in Billings, MT are hispanic (11k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Billings, MT as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Canada
    3,689 ± 1,489 people
  2. Mexico
    2,900 ± 1,320 people
  3. Germany
    2,151 ± 1,138 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montana was Canada, the natal country of 3,689 Montana residents, followed by Mexico with 2,900 and Germany with 2,151.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.75%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.24k people
1.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.29k people

As of 2022, 1.75% of Billings, MT residents (3.24k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Billings, MT was 1.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    4,569 ± 522
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,931 ± 446
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    2,250 ± 440

Billings, MT has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.56 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Billings, MT employs 93.6k people. The largest industries in Billings, MT are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,782 people), Retail Trade (12,024 people), and Construction (7,443 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($100,968), Utilities ($87,344), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($82,102).

Males in Montana have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $52,691. The income inequality in Montana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

93.6k
2022 Value
± 2,552
2.13%
1 Year growth
± 3.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Billings, MT grew at a rate of 2.13%, from 91.7k employees to 93.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Billings, MT, are Sales & Related Occupations (10,433 people), Management Occupations (9,967 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,572 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Billings, MT.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

93.6k
2022 Value
± 2,552
2.13%
1 Year growth
± 3.71%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Billings, MT grew at a rate of 2.13%, from 91.7k employees to 93.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Billings, MT, are Health Care & Social Assistance (15,782 people), Retail Trade (12,024 people), and Construction (7,443 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Billings, MT, though some of these residents may live in Billings, MT and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$52,793
Median earning men ± $1,844
$35,087
Median earning women ± $1,111

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($73,102), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,795), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($67,979).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($52,619), Wholesale Trade ($51,083), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,097).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.24%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 508k people employed in Montana. This represents a 2.24% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Montana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,914
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,466
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,271
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montana went to Donald J. Trump with 56.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (40.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.53%).

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing the state of Montana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Montana is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Montana

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Jon Tester
Senator from Montana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Steve Daines
Senator from Montana2
Assumed office on January 3, 2015

Jon Tester and Steve Daines are the senators currently representing Montana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Montana

Montana is currently represented by 2 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Montana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Billings, MT awarded 1,069 degrees. The student population of Billings, MT in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,925 male students and 3,186 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Billings, MT are White (843 and 80.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (66 and 6.3%), Two or More Races (49 and 4.68%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (37 and 3.53%).

The largest universities in Billings, MT by number of degrees awarded are Montana State University Billings (795 and 74.4%) and Rocky Mountain College (274 and 25.6%).

The most popular majors in Billings, MT are General Business (126 and 11.8%), Registered Nursing (58 and 5.43%), and Physician Assistant (57 and 5.33%).

The median tuition costs in Billings, MT are $31,342 for private four year colleges, and $4,620 and $18,209 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Billings, MT, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 23.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 5,111 (37.7% men and 62.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 5,111 students enrolled in Billings, MT, 37.7% men and 62.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 3,960 records, of which 63.9% were women and 36.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 43 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded
  3. 123 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Billings, MT was General Psychology with 43 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Billings, MT according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 795 degrees awarded
  2. 274 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montana State University Billings with 795 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 378 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Billings, MT, which is 0.547 times less than the 691 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 843 degrees mean that there were 12.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 66 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($31,342) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,578) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,540) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.324% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.29% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (252k), Some college (211k), and Bachelors Degree (180k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Billings, MT was $292,300 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $257,000 to $292,300, a 13.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Billings, MT is 70.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Billings, MT have an average commute time of 19.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Billings, MT is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Billings, MT is $72,377. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Billings, MT was Gallatin County, MT with a value of $83,434, followed by Fallon County, MT and McCone County, MT, with respective values of $79,750 and $79,022.

Property

$292,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,403
$53,824
Median Property Taxes
±$1,816

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Billings, MT the largest share of households pay taxes in the $2k - $3k range.

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Rent vs Own

70.5%
Homeownership
2022
66.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.5% of the housing units in Billings, MT were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 69.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Billings, MT was Gallatin County, MT with a value of $83,434, followed by Fallon County, MT and McCone County, MT, with respective values of $79,750 and $79,022.

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Household Income

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$72,377
Median Household Income
± $2,420
76.3k
Number of Households
± 2,170

In 2022, the median household income of the 76.3k households in Billings, MT grew to $72,377 from the previous year's value of $65,788.

The following chart displays the households in Billings, MT distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Billings, MT is from Montana.
0.463
2022 Wage GINI in Montana
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Montana

In 2022, the income inequality in Montana was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0827% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Montana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Montana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.4%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.3%)

In 2022, 77.4% of workers in Billings, MT drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (7.3%).

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Commute Time

19.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Billings, MT have a shorter commute time (19.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.14% of the workforce in Billings, MT have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Billings, MT distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Billings, MT have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Billings, MT (19.1k out of 181k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Billings, MT is White, followed by Native American and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

93.8% of the population of Billings, MT has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 16.4% on Medicaid, 13.4% on Medicare, 15.2% on non-group plans, and 1.46% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montana see 1215 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.02% decrease from the previous year (1240 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1346 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 298 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,215 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montana

Primary care physicians in Montana see an average of 1,215 patients per year. This represents a 2.02% decrease from the previous year (1,240 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.2% under 18 years, 20% between 18 and 34 years, 37.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.18%
Uninsured
47.3%
Employer Coverage
16.4%
Medicaid
13.4%
Medicare
15.2%
Non-Group
1.46%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Billings, MT grew by 1.8% from 6.07% to 6.18%.

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