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Bozeman, MT

Bozeman is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress
45,121
Bozeman Population7
$
41,080
Median Income6
3.9
%
Unemployment Rate17
 

City Score

 

Population

Bozeman is one of the fastest growing cities in the United States since 2010, particularly for 60- to 64-year olds which grew by 96%, even though the median age has only increased by 3%

Age

28.0
Median Age7
23.8
%
Population Growth Since 20107

Proportion of Population by Age Group vs. United States average7

 

Race and Ethnicity

Bozeman residents are mostly white and the city is becoming less diverse as the white community has grown by 19.6% since 2010, while the Hispanic community, 2nd largest in the city, has grown by 51.6%

Race

86.3
%
Montana Population, White7
61.1
%
United States population, White7

Population Distribution by Race/Ethnicity7

 

Climate

Bozeman's high elevation of 4,793 feet leads to regularly cold weather, but relatively low humidity and little rainfall. The temperature drops to 32°F or below 177 days per year with 57% humidity, and 11 inches of annual rainfall

Weather

25
%
Chance of Rain11
57
%
Chance of Sunshine3

Average Temperature37

 

Housing

The average home value in Bozeman increased by 63% since 2010 which is 20% higher than the national average and 22% higher than the state average

Rent

$
1,850
Monthly Average12
56
%
Renters38

Average Home Value5

 

Taxes

Bozeman is a slightly high tax location with no sales tax and property tax 25% lower than the national average, but income tax 50% higher than the national average.

Other

0.84
%
Property Tax21
0.0
%
Sales Tax20
1.25
%
Vehicle Tax21

Effective Income Tax Rate at Various Income Levels (Married, Filing Jointly)39

 

Employment

Bozeman has a very high employment rate of 96% which is 3% higher than the national average. The largest employers are Murdochs and Bozeman Health

Income

21.8
%
<$25,0006
12.2
%
$100,000+6

Distribution by Industry17

 

Politics

Bozeman is centrist with a liberal slant and has a Democratic representative in Congress

2016 Presidential Election Results40

Representatives

Mayor28 Chris Mehl
Nonpartisan
House of Representative28 Greg Gianforte
Republican
 

Healthcare

The nearest 5-star hospital, St Vincent Healthcare, is 114.6 miles from the center of Bozeman, the nearest Veterans Affairs medical center, VA Montana Health Care System, is 79.7 miles away, and the nearest top-rated hospital for cancer care, Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, is 352.4 miles away

Medicare-Rated Hospitals (<50 Miles)2

Is Marijuana Legal?

Medical29 Yes
Decriminalized29 No
 

Safety

In Montana, 65.0% of adults live in a household with at least one gun, but gun ownership has marginally increased from 2000 when 64.6% of adults lived in households with guns

Gun Laws

No
Universal Background Checks30
No
Permit to Purchase Law30

Property Crimes and Violent Crimes per 100,000 Residents

 

Recognition

#56 2019 Best Small Cities by WalletHub31
#13 2019 Best Small Cities by Thrillist32
#10 2019 Best Cities for Families by MarketWatch33
 

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