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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Bozeman is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (12.61%), office and administrative support (11.04%), and food service (9.22%).

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.

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 14.76 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. 56.45% 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 $26,506, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $106,024 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 French.