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%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.76 minutes getting to work every day.

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 56.45% 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 $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.