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 real estate is some of the most expensive in Montana, although Bozeman house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

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 office and administrative support (11.80%), sales jobs (11.59%), and food service (9.87%).

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.

Also of interest is that Bozeman has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

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.

One of the benefits of Bozeman is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.13 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 54.45% 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 $26,350, which is upper middle income relative to Montana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $105,400 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.