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Bozeman, Montana - Basic Facts

The City of Bozeman is the 4th largest city in Montana with a population of 45,356 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 45,356
Daytime Population: Workers 39,728
Daytime Population: Residents 18,182
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57,910
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.28
Population in Households 42,311
Population in Familes 23,608
Population in Group Qrtrs 3,045
Population Density2 2,301
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $46,776
Average Household Income $65,354
Per Capita Income $28,223


Total Housing Units 21,162 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,058 (38.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,200 (52.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,904 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $271,877
Average Home Value $300,143


Total Households 19,258
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 8,369
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.71% 2.42%
Households 2.78% 2.52%
Families 2.7% 2.28%
Median Household Income   4.37%
Per Capita Income   3.76%

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, 2017 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 Density # 17 96th
Diversity Index # 100 73rd
Median Household Income # 178 51st
Per Capita Income # 159 57th

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