August 4th, 2022

Bozeman Demographics

Bozeman Demographics 2022 – The population of Bozeman, MT is 56,250 in 2022. Bozeman’s growth rate is 2.8% and rising – The population of Gallatin County, Montana is 126,640.

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 2022
Bozeman, Montana, Top Micropolitan City 2022 (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 is 2.8% in 2022. In 2022, once again, Bozeman is the top micropolitan 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 (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 could end in 2022.

In mid-2022, Bozeman has about 56,250 residents, up from 37,300 residents in 2010. Gallatin County, with 126,640 residents, has grown 41% since 2010, up from 89,513.

From city, county, and state data, one could infer Bozeman’s “metro” population to be around 97,000 residents in 2022.

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

2022 Bozeman Economic Profile2022 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? By way of the Gallatin County Triangle Plan!

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


*NEIGHBORHOOD

CITY

COUNTY

COUNTRY

DEMOGRAPHIC

BOZEMAN, MT  59715, 59718

GALLATIN COUNTY, MT

UNITED STATES 

Area (mi²)19.12 2602.693,531,905.43
Population (growth %)56,250 (2.7%)126,640 (3.2%)332,960,000 (.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
CRIME
Violent crime risk index1.02.03.0
Property crime risk index2.04.03.0
HOUSING
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%
FAMILY FACTS
Currently married42.7%50.4%57.5%
Never married38.5%32.2%24.6%
Divorced7.7%8.5%7.6%
Widowed4.2%3.6%7.4%
Separated6.9%5.0%2.8%
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%
EDUCATION
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
ECONOMY
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
HEALTH
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
CLIMATE
Altitude4,8694,7781,062
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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