Billings, Montana

city in and county seat of Yellowstone County, Montana, United States

Billings is a city in the U.S. State of Montana. Nearly 120,000 people live there. It was founded in 1882 as a railroad town. it is the largest city in Montana by population.

Billings, Montana
Billings and surrounding area.
Billings and surrounding area.
Flag of Billings, Montana
Official seal of Billings, Montana
Nickname(s): 
"Magic City", "City by the Rims", "Star of the Big Sky Country", "Montana's Trailhead"
Location within Yellowstone County, Montana
Location within Yellowstone County, Montana
Billings is located in Montana
Billings
Billings
Location within Montana
Billings is located in the United States
Billings
Billings
Location within the United States
Coordinates: 45°47′01″N 108°30′22″W / 45.78361°N 108.50611°W / 45.78361; -108.50611
CountryUnited States
StateMontana
CountyYellowstone
Founded1877
IncorporatedMarch 24, 1882
Named forFrederick H. Billings
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
Area
 • City45.39 sq mi (117.57 km2)
 • Land45.29 sq mi (117.29 km2)
 • Water0.11 sq mi (0.28 km2)
Elevation3,124 ft (952 m)
Population
 • City117,116
 • RankUS: 242nd
MT: 1st
 • Density2,586.08/sq mi (998.50/km2)
 • Urban
114,773 (US: 273rd)
 • Metro
187,037 (US: 232nd)
Time zoneUTC−7 (Mountain)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−6 (Mountain)
ZIP codes
59101-59117[4]
Area code406
FIPS code30-06550
GNIS feature ID802034[2]
Highways
Websitewww.billingsmt.gov

Billings Logan International Airport is in the city. It is also home to ZooMontana, Pictograph Cave National Historic Landmark, Lake Elmo State Park and Four Dances Natural Area.

The Yellowstone River flows through the town.

Billings is also the birthplace (and hometown) of the beautiful Miss Teen USA Katie Blair.

References

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  1. "ArcGIS REST Services Directory". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Billings, Montana
  3. "QuickFacts: Billings city, Montana". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved February 22, 2024.
  4. "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. November 10, 2007. Archived from the original on September 3, 2007. Retrieved November 10, 2007.