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Bozeman, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Bozeman is the 4th largest city in Montana with a population of 42,422 as of July 1, 2016. Bozeman ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Montana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bozeman is located at latitude 45.6832 and longitude -111.0538 in Gallatin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bozeman (see map below) encompass a land area of 19.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Gallatin County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 4,816 feet.

The City of Bozeman (GNIS ID: 2409889) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Montana is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Bozeman is located within Bozeman Division of Gallatin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bozeman population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Bozeman: Boseman, Bozeman Town, Bozetown, Missouri, Sweet Pea City.

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Bozeman, MT Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,422
Population in Households 39,384
Population in Familes 21,849
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,038
Population Density1 2,152
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 18,154
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 7,899
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 20,145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,612 (37.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,542 (52.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,991 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $272,031
Average Home Value $293,178


Median Household Income $44,894
Average Household Income $61,409
Per Capita Income $26,787
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.05% 1.98%
Households 2.26% 2.15%
Families 2.19% 1.9%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Bozeman, MT - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bozeman to the other 364 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Montana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 4 99th
Population Density1 # 18 95th
Diversity Index2 # 103 72nd
Median Household Income # 179 51st
Per Capita Income # 166 55th

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