Billings is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 110,323 people and 28 constituent neighborhoods, Billings is the largest community in Montana.
Billings is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Billings is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Billings who work in office and administrative support (13.14%), sales jobs (10.72%), and management occupations (9.80%).
One of the benefits of Billings is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.20 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Billings is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Billings area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
In terms of college education, Billings is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.42% of adults in Billings have a college degree.
The per capita income in Billings in 2010 was $29,920, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,680 for a family of four. However, Billings contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Billings is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Billings home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Billings residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Billings include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Billings is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.