Bozeman, MT
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Bozeman is a medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 48,532 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Bozeman is the fourth largest community in Montana. Much of the housing stock in Bozeman was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Bozeman economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Bozeman, where the median household income is $51,896.00.

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.

Bozeman is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Bozeman is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bozeman who work in sales jobs (10.87%), management occupations (10.35%), and food service (10.13%).

Of important note, Bozeman is also a city of artists. Bozeman has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Bozeman’s character.

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Bozeman spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 15.80 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

If knowledge is power, Bozeman is a pretty powerful place. 56.75% of the adults in Bozeman have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Bozeman in 2010 was $30,268, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,072 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 Arabic.