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Welcome to Billings ...

The city of Billings is located in Yellowstone County<1> and is the County Seat for Yellowstone County.

When the people of Billings refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Billingsite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Billings has a population of 109,585 people<3> (see below for details).

Billings was established in 1877.

The community of Billings is 3,210 feet [978 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Billings is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Billings lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Billings: (406)

Websites for Billings ...

Official Website:   www.ci.billings.mt.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.billingschamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Billings had an population of 109,585 people. This is an increase of 5.2% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.97% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Billings had a population of 104,170 people (or 70.4% of the total population of Yellowstone County). This makes Billings the county's most populous community.

The population of Billings represents 10.53% of the total population of Montana (which has 989,415 people), making it the state's most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 104,170 people, the population of Billings increased 15.94% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 89,847 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Billings.

Communities Also Named Billings ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 11 communities that are also named Billings - they are located in Arizona, British Columbia, Michigan, Missouri, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Billings.

Communities near Billings ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Billings.

  • Laurel [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel
    • Laurel [Yellowstone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Billings
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,715 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurel<7>
  • Lockwood [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockwood
    • Lockwood [Yellowstone County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the northeast of Billings
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockwood
  • Rimrock [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rimrock
    • Rimrock [Yellowstone County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Billings
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rimrock
  • Hesper [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hesper
    • Hesper [Yellowstone County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Billings
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hesper
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Acton [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acton
      • Acton [Yellowstone County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Billings
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acton
    • Huntley [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Yellowstone County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Billings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<7>
    • Shepherd [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd
      • Shepherd [Yellowstone County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Billings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherd<7>
    • Comanche [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comanche
      • Comanche [Yellowstone County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Billings
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Comanche
    • Molt [Stillwater County]
    • Ballantine [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballantine
      • Ballantine [Yellowstone County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<5> to the northeast of Billings
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballantine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballantine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballantine<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Billings. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Billings.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Billings. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Billings.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Billings. Our list includes 47 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Billings.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Billings ...

Looking for more information about Billings? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Billings, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Billings.

Adding Billings to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Billings in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Billings was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Billings on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Montana (1925).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Billings on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Montana

About Yellowstone County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Billings: www.ci.billings.mt.us/

The official website for Yellowstone County: www.co.yellowstone.mt.us/

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Montana's counties, including Yellowstone, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Billings refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Billings may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Billings.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Billings - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Billings) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Billings. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BillingsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Billings. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7838, Longitude: -108.5280    
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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