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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 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
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
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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%

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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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Some of the items I find interesting about Bozeman, aside from the gratuitous expansion of various infrastructures accommodating new homes & such, are the multitude of outdoor activities readily available. There are various hiking trails & several locations for general outdoors adventure. With the right equipment, one can rejoice in the all-terrain topography Montana has to offer. I also like that there is a demand for skilled workers as the city gradually stretches out. The town offers many downtown inquiries in regard to many shops offering merchandise, jewelry, & of course food. Some of the historical houses around Bozeman offer an informative narrative about who may have owned or built the residence.
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.