Bozeman, MT
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Bozeman is a medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 45,250 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Bozeman is the fourth largest community in Montana.

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, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Bozeman who work in sales jobs (12.93%), office and administrative support (9.41%), and management occupations (9.13%).

In addition, Bozeman is a major college town that has a very high percentage of its residents over 18 years old who are college students. Naturally, collegiate life has a major influence on local Bozeman culture, lifestyle and entertainment options. Bozeman really pulses to the beat of the academic calendar. In Bozeman every fall, returning students reinvigorate the community, who you will notice are all over town, buying groceries, out with friends, and getting acquainted or re-acquainted with each other and Bozeman. One of the beneficial effects that colleges provide is that they tend to be lasting institutions that deliver direct economic benefits to the local economy in the form of such things as jobs for faculty and staff, and spending by students. Bozeman benefits directly from this.

One of the benefits of Bozeman is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.14 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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Bozeman is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Bozeman, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Bozeman. 55.55% 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 2010 was $28,748, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,992 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 Irish, English, Norwegian, and Italian.

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