February 19th, 2021

Bozeman Demographics

Bozeman Demographics

Bozeman Demographics 2021 – Bozeman’s Population is 52,800* in 2021 – Bozeman Top Micropolitan City 4 Years Running.

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

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

Bozeman Montana Top Micropolitan City 2021
Bozeman Montana Top Micropolitan City 2017-2021

In 2021, Bozeman is once more a top micropolitan city–fourth year in a row! Our population growth rate lead to another year’s ranking (4 year’s in a row!) as the fastest growing micropolitan city in the US in 2021 (micro = population below ~50,000).

Bozeman, MT also has a top-ten home-building rate.

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 2021, Bozeman has about 52,800 residents, up from 37,300 residents in 2010. Gallatin County has grown 20% since 2010, from 89,500 to ~118,000 in 2021.

From city, county, and state data, one could infer Bozeman’s “metro” population to be around 95,000 residents in 2021.

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

2020 Bozeman Economic ProfileLatest Census Figures, Gallatin County, Montana

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 97,308 residents.

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

*Note: all demographical data from the U.S. Census Bureau and elsewhere are timely approximations, as data constantly change. 






BOZEMAN  59715, 59718



Area19.12 mi²2602.69 mi²3,531,905.43 mi²
Population (growth %)52,800 (4.4%)120,000 (3.6%)330,096,000 (.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$51,900$61,500$46,230
Average income per capita$25,087$28,939$25,373
Violent crime risk index1.02.03.0
Property crime risk index2.04.03.0
Median home values$475,000$455,000$249,000
Median age of homes27.022.027.0
Home appreciation8%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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