Bozeman, MT
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Bozeman is a medium-sized city located in the state of Montana. With a population of 43,405 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%).

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.

One of the benefits of Bozeman is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.76 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. 56.45% 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 $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.