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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  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
Bozeman is a town in Montana with a population of 45,121. Bozeman is in Gallatin County and is one of the best places to live in Montana. Living in Bozeman offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Bozeman there are a lot of bars, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals live in Bozeman and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Bozeman are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$343,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,016
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    56%
  • Own
    44%
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Bozeman Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    135.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    66.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    14.6
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    103.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,617.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    118.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    28%
  • 25-34 years
    19%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    8%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    9%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    22%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    2%
    13%

Working in Bozeman

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,896
National
$55,322
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Bozeman Reviews

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Bozeman is an amazing community. Very diverse for a Montana town with many great, local restaurants and boutiques all along Main Street. With hiking trails 15 minutes from town and one of the best ski resorts 30 minutes away, it's very easy to find something to do. With a population of just under 50,000, it's easy to run into people you know and the community is both friendly and generous. The summer is filled with many local events from art walks, ladies' nights, and TONS of live music. If you haven't been to Bozeman, book your flight now!
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Bozeman is an amazing place to live in. There are countless outdoor activities you can participate in, such as skiing, rafting, hiking, rock climbing; the list could go on and on. There are tons of fun, hole-in-the-wall style places to dine at. I have not had a poor food experience here yet! I have always felt safe here in Bozeman; it has the friendly-neighborhood feel of a small town, but still has all of the fun things to do in a big town or city. Bozeman is also home to Montana State University, ranked #1 in Montana Colleges. I am proud to call this place my home!
Bozeman has free transportation for the public. It is extremely helpful for off-campus students who need to get to campus on a daily basis. During the summer, Bozeman holds several events to explore such as Music on Main. It has an outdoorsy aesthetic. Since it is in the mountains, Bozeman has a plethora of hiking trails to explore as well. Highly recommend!