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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 43,132. 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
$310,800
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$956
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
    162.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    87.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    23.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    173.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,112.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    160.5
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    6%
  • 18-24 years
    28%
  • 25-34 years
    18%
  • 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
    35%
    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
$49,217
National
$55,322
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Bozeman Reviews

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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!
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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!
Bozeman is very clean and safe. There are dozens of outdoor activities and access to wilderness. The scenery is picturesque! This town is lacking in the arts. Most of the downtown galleries showcase generic, local themes. There is virtually no diversity. Most people in Montana in general don't see much cultural diversity but, Bozeman is a bubble of affluence that has the curious assumption that they ARE exposed to diversity. They are not. This place would be accused of gentrification if you didn't know its always been this white. The real estate market is terribly inflated and local business are not keeping pace with wages. You are lucky to find a job that pays more than $10/hour as an entry level employee and when you do its probably McDonalds. Beautiful place. Quality of living must be defined by your outdoor ambitions.