Billings, Montana

Billings: The most populous city in Montana. It is located in the south-central part of the state. Billings is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Moss Mansion and the Yellowstone Art Museum.


Billings is a city located in the county of Yellowstone in the U.S. state of Montana. Its population at the 2010 census was 104,170 and a population density of 918 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 109,736 inhabitants.

The city was created 147 years ago in 1876.

Billings is the largest city in Montana with a metro population of over 117,000 residents. Located in Yellowstone County, it serves as a commercial and cultural hub for much of the northern Rockies region.


Major industries include healthcare, finance, oil, agriculture, and tourism. Billings has many corporate headquarters and strong job growth. The city serves as a retail destination with attractions like the Rimrock Mall.

Recreation and Culture

Set against sandstone cliffs and close to the Yellowstone River, Billings offers incredible natural beauty. Popular activities include hiking at Pictograph Cave Park and Red Lodge Mountain ski resort. Cultural sites include the Western Heritage Center and Alberta Bair Theater.


Billings has excellent education options like Rocky Mountain College, Montana State University Billings, Yellowstone County schools, and a new medical school. This helps supply an educated, skilled workforce.

Growth and Location

Billings' central location makes it accessible to most of Montana and northern Wyoming via rail, air, and highways. A construction boom brings new homes, healthcare facilities, shops and restaurants. Billings maintains its frontier spirit amid growth.

Cost of Living

The cost of living is reasonable compared to other metropolitan areas. Billings provides quality employment, education, healthcare, dining and amenities without big city high prices. Homes range from historic to recently built.

Billings locator map
Location of Billings on Montana map.

Quick Facts about Billings

Population : 117,445 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Montana (United States)
County : Yellowstone County
Postal code : 59101–59117
Phone Area Codes : 406
Area : 113.47 km2
Altitude : 3,123 feet / 952 meters
Capital city : Billings is capital of Yellowstone County
Establishment : January 01, 1877 (147 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−07:00, Mountain Time Zone
Local time : 03:30:08 (26th February 2024)
Density : 967 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 5.07% (2010-2020)
Billings MT Downtown image
Billings MT Downtown
Billings MT Downtown image


Billings is located at 45°46'60"N 108°30'2"W (45.7832900, -108.5006900).

Billings map


The population of Billings increased by 5.07% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 104,170 - census
2011 105,458 1.22% estimation process
2012 106,765 1.22% estimation process
2013 108,561 1.65% estimation process
2014 108,434 -0.12% estimation process
2015 109,599 1.06% estimation process
2016 109,620 0.02% estimation process
2017 109,797 0.16% estimation process
2018 109,444 -0.32% estimation process
2019 109,577 0.12% estimation process
2020 109,736 0.14% estimation process

Billings zip code is 59101. County name: Yellowstone, County fips: 30111

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People born in Billings (93)

People born in Billings, including performance artist Andrea Fraser, cartoonist Stan Lynde, retired professional basketball player Brad Holland, .


  • Amanda Kimmel (American model) she was born in 03/08/1984
  • Bob Enevoldsen (American musician) he was born in 11/09/1920
  • Julie Brown (American distance runner) she was born in 04/02/1955
  • Carolin Babcock (US tennis player) she was born in 26/05/1912
  • Burt L. Talcott (American politician (1920-2016)) he was born in 22/02/1920
  • David Duncan (American screenwriter) he was born in 17/02/1913
  • Denny Rehberg (American politician) he was born in 05/10/1955
  • Norman Packard (American chaos theory physicist) he was born in 01/01/1954
  • Jeff Kober (American actor) he was born in 18/12/1953
  • John Dahl (American film and television director and writer) he was born in 11/12/1956
  • Stanley Anderson (American actor (1939-2018)) he was born in 23/10/1939
  • Bud Luckey (American animator) he was born in 28/07/1934
  • Helen Lynch (American actress (1900-1965)) she was born in 06/04/1900
  • Pat Spurgin (American sport shooter) she was born in 10/08/1965
  • John Morse Haydon (Governor of American Samoa) he was born in 27/01/1920
  • Jim Creighton (American basketball player) he was born in 18/04/1950
  • Katie Blair (American model and television personality) she was born in 29/12/1987
  • Bob Hawks (American politician (1941-)) he was born in 24/04/1941

Schools in Billings

College & universities near Billings, MT

Code Name City ZIP
180179 Montana State University Billings Billings (MT) 59101-0298
444316 Bold Beauty Academy Billings (MT) 59101
180595 Rocky Mountain College Billings (MT) 59102-1796

Stations (1)

Amtrak & bus stations near Billings, MT

Code Name Address Type
BLG Billings, MT 2501 1st Avenue North BUS

Post offices near Billings

Post Office Name City ZIP
Billing Post Office Billings (MT) 59101
Pioneer Post Office Billings (MT) 59102
Ronald Reagan Post Office Billings (MT) 59105
Centennial Post Office Billings (MT) 59102
Huntley Post Office Huntley (MT) 59037

Other places with the same name (4)

Other cities in Yellowstone County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Yellowstone County , MT.

City Name Population Title
Lockwood 6,797 Human settlement in Yellowstone County, Montana, United States of America
Laurel 6,715 City in Yellowstone County, Montana, USA
Broadview 182 Town in Montana, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Billings distances to largest Montana cities