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  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
$278,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$901
National
$949
Area Feel
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
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    215
    283
  • Murder
    2
    6
  • Rape
    75
    41
  • Robbery
    16
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    277
    500
  • Theft
    2,372
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    156
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$48,612
National
$55,322
Children
13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    21%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    35%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    1%
    13%
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Bozeman Reviews

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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.
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I want to rate Bozeman "Avg" but I am unable to due to the beauty. My complaints lie w/ housing prices, traffic & wages ppl are paid 2 "live". Bozo is 2 small for all the ppl that are here. Traffic is unbearable. Wages people are stupid low. U have some very unhappy ppl that have 2 live w/ a quite a few roommates 2 even survive! For as "rich" as Bozo is, they sure degrade the employees w/ pocket change payroll.
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.