A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C+
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    A

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$259,800
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$882
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%

Bozeman Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    173
    273
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    19
    133
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    189
    525
  • Theft
    2,230
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    184
    263

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$45,729
National
$53,889
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    20%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    36%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    12%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%
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Bozeman is a wonderful place to live. t is an up and coming city that still feels like your old hometown. There are many outdoor activities at your fingertips; floating the river, boating, fishing, hiking, skiing/snowboarding. Perfect & beautiful place for lovers of the outdoors! The only complaint I have is the cost to rent housing. There are lots of newly developed apartment buildings and condos.. BEAUTIFUL. A bit too expensive. Especially for an independent college student. There are other options that aren't completely brand new, but it is difficult to find an updated place to live for a reasonable cost. Overall, I love Bozeman. Would recommend to anyone.
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I recently moved to Bozeman (within the last year) and I have been loving it! The community is pretty relaxed, outdoor play kind of town. There is usually something fun going on in the community year yound. The MSU Bobcats are the towns pride and joy and brings the community together. We live near the world's best ski resort with so many other amazing trails, day spots and camping areas. Such a beautiful place to live and raise a family. We could not be happier here!
Bozeman is an outdoor lovers town. There's an incredible amount of things to do in the immediate Bozeman area or the surrounding. The thing that struck me most about this town is that everyone has a passion for the outdoors and that is the norm set for the residents. Everyone around you is like minded and makes the outdoors a priority in their lives. The only thing that can be difficult about the area is a touch of elitism; because everyone has such a passion for their particular sport or activity it can create an environment to where you may not be taken seriously if you are not devout to your sport. Bozeman is a lovely, fast growing community with a lot to offer anyone from any where!