Bozeman, MT
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Bozeman is a medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 46,596 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 $49,217.00.

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 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 (12.21%), management occupations (10.72%), and food service (9.36%).

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.

Bozeman is also a major college town with a large number of people who are 18 years or older and attending college. As is often the case in college towns, the many students that live in Bozeman have a strong influence on the local culture and entertainment scene, which may seem dormant by comparison in the summer months when much of the student population is away. In the fall, the return of students has a reinvigorating effect on the community. Because colleges are lasting institutions, they have a stabilizing effect on the economy by providing direct local benefits such as jobs for faculty and staff and spending by students. Bozeman’s economy is one such example of this.

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 15.45 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 like to read, write and learn? If you move to Bozeman, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Bozeman is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 56.85% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Bozeman in 2010 was $29,097, which is wealthy relative to Montana, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $116,388 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.