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, 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 (12.21%), 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.

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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Bozeman is a pretty powerful place. 56.85% 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 $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.