Bozeman, MT

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Living in Bozeman

Bozeman is a medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 49,831 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Bozeman is the fourth largest community in Montana. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Bozeman, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Bozeman, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Bozeman’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Bozeman does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $55,569.00.

Bozeman home prices are not only among the most expensive in Montana, but Bozeman real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Unlike some cities, Bozeman isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Bozeman are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Bozeman is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bozeman who work in management occupations (10.91%), sales jobs (10.78%), and food service (10.24%).

Also of interest is that Bozeman has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because Bozeman has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Bozeman lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Bozeman is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Bozeman people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

Bozeman, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

One of the benefits of Bozeman is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.33 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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bozeman. 58.72% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bozeman in 2018 was $32,865, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,460 for a family of four. However, Bozeman contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Bozeman home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Bozeman residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Bozeman include German, Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Bozeman is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.