Billings city, Montana

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Billings city, Montana

Billings city, Montana
Nickname(s):Magic City
Motto(s):Star of the Big Sky Country
Founded:1877
Incorporated:1882
Population
- Total:104.170 (2010)
- Density:2.367,5/sq mi (921,9/sq km)
Area code(s):406
Time zone:MST (UTC-7)
Summer Time zone:MDT (UTC-6)
Website:www.cityofbillings.net
Area
- Total:45 sq mi (114 sq km)
- Land:44 sq mi (113 sq km)
- Water:1 sq mi (1 sq km)
- % water:0,88 %
Latitude:+45.7895184
Longitude:-108.5498909

Quick information summary of the Billings city area.

Billings city is located in the state of Montana. It occupies the area of 45 square miles. 1 square miles are water areas and 44 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Billings city lies at +45.7895184, -108.5498909 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 104.170 living in the Billings city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : White (89.58%), American Indian and Alaska Native (4.43%) and Two or More races (2.95%). Median age is 36 for the males and 39 for the females.

Billings is the largest city in the entire state of Montana and has a population of over 105,000 residents. It is the only city in Montana that has over 100,000 people living in it. Its location makes it one of the most prosperous cities in all of America. It is the largest metropolitan area located between Denver, Calgary, Spokane and Sioux Falls.

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Statistical data for the Billings city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
104,170
White alone
93,31389.58 %
Black or African American alone
8280.79 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4,6194.43 %
Asian alone
7780.75 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
930.09 %
Some Other Race alone
1,4671.41 %
Two or More races
3,0722.95 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Billings city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Billings city part within the Subdivision
Yellowstone County 147.972- Billings city part104.170
Billings CCD 107.934- Billings city part100.078
Laurel CCD 15.847- Billings city part223
Northwest Yellowstone CCD 7.558- Billings city part2.812
Shepherd CCD 4.540- Billings city part3
South Yellowstone CCD 7.653- Billings city part1.054

Profile of the Billings city

History of Billings

Billings is historically known for having rapid economic growth and a very strong economy. This trend continues today. It is nicknamed the “Magic City” because it has been experiencing rapid growth ever since the railroad was introduced to the city in 1882. The city is named after Fredrick H. Billings, the former president of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Billings is prosperous because of its locations – it has one of the largest trade areas in America. It is the trade and distribution center for the majority of Montana, Northern Wyoming and western parts of North and South Dakota.

The city’s railroad ancestry is seen in the configuration of the city. Railroad towns are usually configured geometrically, and that is the case with Billings as well. The city is set up in grids that project away from the railroad in right angles. The railroad can be seen as the spine of the city.

Railroad Influence

When the railroad arrived, the town began to grow immediately. Most of the people settling in Billings in the early 1990s were immigrants, and because of this, Billings became a place that was very culturally diverse. One of the greatest booms in growth for Billings came after World War II. At that time it became the major financial, medical and cultural center of the entire region. In the first 50 years of the existence of Billings, the population was constantly growing. In some years it grew by 300 and 400 percent. Even during the 1950s when not many other cities were experiencing growth, Billings maintained a growth rate throughout the decade of about 66 percent.

The downtown section of the city grew greatly in the 1970s and 1980s. This was the first time that high-rise buildings were built in Montana. In 1980, Billings got a 22-story Sheraton Hotel. The interstate system through Montana was completed in the 1970s and made Billings an even larger shopping center for the region. Economic, financial and residential growth in Billings continued through the 20th century and continues even today.

Billings Surroundings

As stated earlier, the geographic location is the main reason for Billings' economic success which has yet to stagger since its establishment. It is the center of a very large cosmopolitan area and it is bordered by such large cities as Minneapolis and Seattle to the east, Washington to the west and Calgary to the north and Denver to the south. Therefore, Billings has been a major trading hub since the railroad arrived to the city in the 1800s. Its trade area is one of the largest in the country.

And since Montana has no sales tax, Billings is a retail destination for many people from Wyoming, North and South Dakota as well as most of Montana. One-seventh of all retail purchases in Montana are made in Billings. The percentage of wholesale business transactions done in Billings is even stronger.

Statistical data for the Billings city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
104,170
White alone
93,31389.58 %
Black or African American alone
8280.79 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4,6194.43 %
Asian alone
7780.75 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
930.09 %
Some Other Race alone
1,4671.41 %
Two or More races
3,0722.95 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
104,170
Not Hispanic or Latino
98,71494.76 %
Hispanic or Latino
5,4565.24 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
104,170
Not Hispanic or Latino
98,71494.76 %
White alone
90,50391.68 %
Black or African American alone
7500.76 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4,2044.26 %
Asian alone
7550.76 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
840.09 %
Some Other Race alone
610.06 %
Two or More races
2,3572.39 %
Hispanic or Latino
5,4565.24 %
White alone
2,81051.50 %
Black or African American alone
781.43 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4157.61 %
Asian alone
230.42 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
90.16 %
Some Other Race alone
1,40625.77 %
Two or More races
71513.10 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
38
Male
36
Female
39

Household Type

Total
43,945
Family households
26,19459.61 %
Husband-wife family
19,22573.39 %
Other family
6,96926.61 %
Male householder, no wife present
2,00928.83 %
Female householder, no husband present
4,96071.17 %
Nonfamily households
17,75140.39 %
Householder living alone
14,34780.82 %
Householder not living alone
3,40419.18 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Billings city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Billings city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Billings city center

Airport

  • Saint Vincent Hospital Heliport [2.33 mi] [3.76 km]
  • Deaconess Medical Center of Billings Inc Heliport [1.55 mi] [2.49 km]
  • Billings Logan International Airport [1.13 mi] [1.82 km]

Building

  • Billings Fire Department Station 4 [1.4 mi] [2.25 km]
  • Montana Highway Patrol District IV Office [2.72 mi] [4.38 km]
  • Montana Narcotics Bureau [2.72 mi] [4.38 km]
  • Billings Fire Department Station 2 [2.61 mi] [4.2 km]
  • Conoco Phillips Emergency Response Team [2.78 mi] [4.48 km]
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Billings Office [1.99 mi] [3.2 km]
  • United States Drug Enforcement Administration Billings Office [1.99 mi] [3.2 km]
  • American Medical Response Station 2 West [1.48 mi] [2.38 km]
  • Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division Billings Office [1.99 mi] [3.2 km]
  • Billings Police Department [2.15 mi] [3.46 km]
  • Yellowstone County Sheriff's Office [2.21 mi] [3.55 km]
  • Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service [2.15 mi] [3.47 km]
  • Billings Fire Department Station 3 [0.46 mi] [0.74 km]
  • Billings Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters [2.11 mi] [3.4 km]
  • Saint Vincent Healthcare Help Flight [1.53 mi] [2.47 km]
  • Saint Vincent Healthcare Emergency Services [1.54 mi] [2.47 km]
  • Montana State University Billings Police Department [1.51 mi] [2.44 km]
  • American Medical Response Station 1 Headquarters [3.25 mi] [5.23 km]
  • AAA Advanced Air Ambulance [0.97 mi] [1.56 km]
  • Billings Clinic Medflight [0.95 mi] [1.53 km]
  • Billings Logan International Airport Crash Fire Rescue [0.98 mi] [1.58 km]
  • Saint Vincent Healthcare Help Flight Airport Hangar [0.96 mi] [1.55 km]
  • Advanced Air Network [1.21 mi] [1.95 km]
  • Billings Logan International Airport Police [1.16 mi] [1.86 km]

Canal

  • Yegen Drain [3.05 mi] [4.91 km]
  • Arnold Drain [0.97 mi] [1.57 km]
  • Alkali Siphon [3.08 mi] [4.95 km]

Cemetery

  • Beth Aaron Cemetery [0.91 mi] [1.46 km]
  • Calvary Cemetery [0.94 mi] [1.52 km]
  • Boothill Cemetery [3.45 mi] [5.56 km]

Census

  • Billings Division [1.19 mi] [1.91 km]

Civil

  • City of Billings [0.09 mi] [0.15 km]

Cliff

  • Sacrifice Cliff [3.78 mi] [6.09 km]
  • Skeleton Cliff [3.23 mi] [5.2 km]
  • Rimrocks [1.68 mi] [2.7 km]

Hospital

  • Deaconess Hospital [1.74 mi] [2.8 km]
  • Saint Vincent Hospital [1.48 mi] [2.39 km]

Locale

  • Mitchell Y-P Ranch [2.74 mi] [4.4 km]
  • Stewart Ranch [3.67 mi] [5.91 km]
  • Hilands Golf Club [0.57 mi] [0.92 km]
  • MetraPark [3.38 mi] [5.43 km]

Park

  • South Park [2.66 mi] [4.29 km]
  • Gorham Park [1.4 mi] [2.25 km]
  • Daylis Stadium [1.28 mi] [2.06 km]
  • Rose Park [0.86 mi] [1.39 km]
  • Pioneer Park [1.18 mi] [1.91 km]
  • Cobb Field [1.89 mi] [3.05 km]
  • North Park [2.36 mi] [3.8 km]
  • Place Where the White Horse Went Down Historical Marker [3.63 mi] [5.84 km]
  • Rocky Mountain College Park [0.86 mi] [1.38 km]

Populated Place

  • Billings [2.41 mi] [3.88 km]
  • Cameron Park [1.69 mi] [2.72 km]

School

  • Miles Avenue School [1.11 mi] [1.78 km]
  • Garfield School [2.18 mi] [3.51 km]
  • Taft School [2.71 mi] [4.36 km]
  • Broadwater School [1.39 mi] [2.24 km]
  • Billings Central Catholic High School [1.84 mi] [2.96 km]
  • Lewis Avenue School [1.2 mi] [1.93 km]
  • Saint Francis Upper School [1.93 mi] [3.11 km]
  • Lewis and Clark Middle School [0.55 mi] [0.88 km]
  • Grand Avenue School [0.41 mi] [0.67 km]
  • Lincoln Center [1.94 mi] [3.12 km]
  • McKinley School [1.62 mi] [2.61 km]
  • Highland School [0.71 mi] [1.15 km]
  • North Park School [2.46 mi] [3.96 km]
  • Poly Drive School [1.35 mi] [2.18 km]
  • Rocky Mountain College [0.56 mi] [0.91 km]
  • Montana State University - Billings [1.34 mi] [2.16 km]
  • Rimrock School [0.59 mi] [0.94 km]
  • Old Rimrock School [0.75 mi] [1.21 km]

Well

  • 01S26E05DBDA01 Well [1.12 mi] [1.8 km]
  • 01S26E02BC__01 Well [3 mi] [4.82 km]
  • 01S26E06BDDC01 Well [1.19 mi] [1.91 km]
  • 01S25E01CDB_01 Well [2.06 mi] [3.31 km]
  • 01S26E05B___01 Well [0.65 mi] [1.05 km]
  • 01S26E02BADC01 Well [3.18 mi] [5.11 km]
  • 01S26E06AB__01 Well [0.82 mi] [1.31 km]
  • 01S26E05AABA01 Well [0.67 mi] [1.07 km]
  • 01N25E33CDDD01 Well [3.48 mi] [5.61 km]
  • 01N25E34DCDC01 Well [2.31 mi] [3.72 km]
  • 01N25E36CDDD01 Well [0.56 mi] [0.91 km]
  • 01N25E36CCAA01 Well [0.73 mi] [1.18 km]
  • 01N26E31CCBC01 Well [0.2 mi] [0.33 km]
  • 01N25E36CBDA01 Well [0.71 mi] [1.14 km]
  • 01N25E36CABD01 Well [0.58 mi] [0.93 km]
  • 01N26E31BCCB01 Well [0.29 mi] [0.47 km]
  • 01N25E33ABDC01 Well [3.31 mi] [5.32 km]
  • 01N25E25CD__01 Well [0.9 mi] [1.45 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
BillingsBillings59101, 59115, 59114, 59112, 59117, 59111, 59108, 59107, 59106, 59102, 59116, 59103, 59104, 59105
BillingsFirst Interstate Bank59116
BillingsHesper59102
BillingsK O A59114
BillingsLockwood59101
BillingsMt Dakota Util Co59112
BillingsPublic Works59111
BillingsUs Bank59115
BillingsWells Fargo Bank59117

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