Billings County

DEMOGRAPHICS2000 DATAMOST RECENT DATA
Total population888934 (2016)
Median age41.941.6 (2016)
Percent of Color1.6%7.4% (2016)
Percent with one or more disabilitiesN/A9.3% (2012-2016)
AGING
Total older adult population (age 65+)142177 (2016)
Real median household income in 2016 dollars (householder age 65+)*$32,859$53,854 (2012-2016)
Percent of older adults with one or more disabilities (age 65+)N/A29.2% (2012-2016)
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Total youth population (age 0-17)221191 (2016)
Children below the federal poverty level (age 0-17)20.0%8.6% (2016)
CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
Voter turnoutN/A83.6% (2016)
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Total babies born (all births)N/A81 (2012-2016)
Babies born at low birth weight**N/A7.4% (2012-2016)
Total young child population (age 0-4)3166 (2016)
Young children enrolled in preschool (age 3-4)N/AN/A
Young children for whom all parents are working (age 0-5)N/A77.5% (2012-2016)
ECONOMY
Total nonfarm jobs479685 (2016)
Total farm jobs284180 (2016)
Real median household income in 2016 dollars*$46,485$71,697 (2016)
Individuals below the federal poverty level13.8%8.9% (2016)
ENVIRONMENT
Percentage of days that the Air Quality Index was "Good"99.2%97.3% (2016)
HEALTH
Adults with diagnosed diabetes (age 20+)N/A7.8% (2013)
Adults who are obese (age 20+)N/A28.3% (2013)
Adults' average number of poor mental health days per month (age 18+)N/A2.7 (2015)
Residents without health insurance (under age 65)N/A11.2% (2015)
HOUSING
Households paying 30% or more of income for monthly housing costs*16.4%15.5% (2012-2016)
Homeownership rate76.8%69.1% (2012-2016)
WORKFORCE
Adults with a bachelor's degree or higher (age 25+)18.8%24.9% (2012-2016)
Proportion of adults working (age 16-64)70.2%79.6% (2012-2016)

Notes:

* Figures for median household income and households paying 30% or more of their income for housing were collected from survey items asking about income during 1999. Elsewhere on the Compass site these figures are reported as 1999 data, but they are listed here in the 2000 column for comparison purposes.

** Babies with a birth weight under 2,500 grams (5lbs, 8 oz) are considered to be low birth weight.

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