The Billings Metropolitan Statistical Area is the largest and fastest growing metropolitan area in the U.S. state of Montana. Located in the south central portion of the state, its population was 166,855 at the 2014 United States Census estimate.
It is located in Carbon and Yellowstone counties, and has one of the geographically largest trade, cultural, business and medical areas in the United States; this includes all of Montana, northern Wyoming and the western Dakotas.
As of the census of 2000, there were 138,904 people, 56,149 households, and 36,926 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 93.08% White, 0.43% African American, 2.89% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.22% from other races, and 1.81% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.57% of the population.
The median income for a household in the MSA was $34,433, and the median income for a family was $41,841. Males had a median income of $31,851 versus $20,756 for females. The per capita income for the MSA was $18,254.