April 15th, 2024

Bozeman Demographics – Population ~59,050 in 2024

Bozeman Demographics 2024 | Bozeman’s Population is ~59,050 in 2024. | Bozeman’s growth rate is ~3% | The population of Gallatin County, Montana is ~129,265 (3.2%).

Bozeman Demographics: Population, Cost of Living, Climate, Rainfall, Temperature, Health, Housing, Economy, Education, Families, Income, Employment, Plan for Bozeman Growth

Photo Bozeman Montana Top Micropolitan City 6 Years.
Bozeman, Montana, Top Micropolitan City 6 years running, 2017-2022.

When census figures are out for the first few years of the 2020’s, data will show a significant leap in Bozeman’s population that followed Covid!

Bozeman’s population growth rate was 2.8% in 2022, and, once again, Bozeman was the top small city–sixth year in a row–in the U.S! A fast-paced growth rate lead to a 6th year’s designation as the #1 fastest growing micropolitan city in the US for 2022 (macro vs micro = population below ~50,000).

Bozeman, MT has a top ten home-building rate, has a high cost of living, and is a tough place to find housing.

Have you ever wondered, “What’s the…population…of Bozeman, Montana or Gallatin County, MT?”

Bozeman’s population finally surpassed 50,000 residents in 2020. Nonetheless, Bozeman is still considered a “micropolitan” city, but this ended in 2023.

In Q1 2023, Bozeman has about 59,050 residents, up from 37,300 residents in 2010, a 56% increase. Gallatin County, with about 129,265 residents, has grown over 40% since 2010, up from 89,513.

From city, county, and state data, one could infer Bozeman’s “metro” population to be around 100,000 residents in 2023.

In 2010, Bozeman had ~37,300 residents. By 2019, Bozeman’s population had grown 33.7%, adding 12,558 residents.

2023 Bozeman Economic Profile –  Latest Census Figures, Gallatin County, MT

TIDBITS: According to the United States Census Bureau, “Bozeman, MT had the largest numeric gain among micro areas between 2015 and 2016, increasing by approximately 3,800 people. Four of the five largest numeric-gaining micro areas were in the West: Bozeman, Montana; Hilo, Hawaii; Kalispell, Montana; and Oak Harbor, Washington.

In late 2014, early 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau concluded Bozeman, MT was the sixth-fastest growing “micropolitan” area in the United States.

Looking at a snapshot in time, from July 1, 2013, to July 1, 2014, Bozeman had 39,860 residents, and Gallatin County, Montana’s population increased by 2.8% to about 97,310 residents.

How are Gallatin County, Montana and its communities handling growth? through the Gallatin County Triangle Plan!

*Note: Demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau and other sources are approximations, as data change is continuous






BOZEMAN, MT  59715, 59718



Area (mi²)19.12 2602.693,531,905.43
Population (growth %)58,250 (2.8%)127,950 (3.2%)335,100,238 (.71%)
Population density/mile2102.1/mi²34.4/mi²81.6/mi²
Percent male52.6%51.9%50.2%
Percent female47.4%48.1%49.8%
Median age32.632.938.8
People per household2.32.362.39
Median household income$59,700$70,125$64,994
Average income per capita$36,530$38,890$35,384
Violent crime risk index1.02.03.0
Property crime risk index2.04.03.0
Median home values$821,750$715,000$412,160
Median age of homes27.022.027.0
Home appreciation(/year)24%6%4%
Homes – owned50.4%56.0%64.7%
Homes – rented43.2%32.7%21.5%
Homes – vacant6.3%10.8%14.4%
Commuting by bus0.3%0.3%2.0%
Commuting by carpool12.3%12.4%14.4%
Commuting by auto67.3%71.1%71.0%
Working at home6.7%7.3%5.4%
Currently married42.7%50.4%57.5%
Never married38.5%32.2%24.6%
Married – with children18.9%23.5%28.1%
Married – no children25.1%27.9%31.0%
Single – with children5.2%6.1%9.4%
Single – no children50.7%42.2%30.3%
High school graduates97.2%96.1%92.1%
College degree – 2 year5.0%5.1%8.2%
College degree – 4 year53.6%46.0%28.7%
Graduate degree17.5%12.9%7.2%
Expenditures per student$4,325$5,481$5,909
Students per teacher15.015.016.0
Students per librarian481404912
Students per guidance counselor940519552
Unemployment rate2.6%2.9%5.5%
Recent job growth4.6%3.1%0.7%
Future (10-year) job growth46%30.8%18.5%
Sales tax0.00%0.00%
Income tax6.90%6.9%variable
Cost of living index101.4101.3100.0
Air quality35n/a48
Watershed quality525255
Physicians per capita225.7n/a169.7
Health cost index96.296.1100.0
Superfund site index838171
UV index3.83.84.3
Rainfall (inches annually)18.316.336.6
Snowfall (inches annually)84.555.725.2
January average low temperature11.812.120.8
July average high temperature81.081.986.5
Days of precipitation annually111102101
Days, mostly sunny annually186187205
Comfort index (during hot weather)747444


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