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Bozeman General Information

Bozeman Information and Statistics

Bozeman, Montana prides itself in offering a small town atmosphere with big city amenities to residents and visitors alike. Nestled in the Gallatin Valley, encompassed by the majestic Rocky Mountains, Bozeman is considered to be the prime spot of Montana. The city sits in a high mountain valley at an elevation of 4,795 feet and is surrounded on three sides by the Bridger, Gallatin, and Tobacco Root mountains. Home of Montana State University, Bozeman is a community of friendly people and a center for recreation throughout the year. Agriculture continues to be the number one industry for our area, and wheat and barley fields dot the landscape.

Bozeman was established in 1863, in Gallatin County which is 2,517 square miles in size. To put this in perspective, Gallatin County is larger than the states of Rhode Island or Delaware. Much of the county is fertile farm fields, and over 40% is managed by the U.S. Forest Service which provides excellent recreational use.

Outside Magazine has rated Bozeman one of the 15 best sports cities in the U.S. The community received this recognition because of outstanding opportunities for fly fishing, downhill skiing, hunting, hiking, camping, climbing, canoeing, and kayaking. Bozeman is an angler’s paradise with several outstanding streams and rivers within an hour’s drive.

The mountains offer an escape from “city life,” and with a short drive, you will find yourself in a whole new world. Camping, hiking, fishing, and biking are common weekend activities, with families and individuals taking advantage of our close proximity to the mountains and camping areas. In the Spring and Summer, wildflowers accentuate the beautiful landscape along numerous trails, and these same areas offer miles of cross country skiing in the winter.

Bozeman Zip Code Latitude Longitude

59715 BOZEMAN MT 406 GALLATIN 45.6752 -111.067
59717 BOZEMAN MT 406 GALLATIN 45.6604 -111.0625
59718 BOZEMAN MT 406 GALLATIN 45.6482 -111.2037
59719 BOZEMAN MT 406 GALLATIN 45.6792 -111.0378
59771 BOZEMAN MT 406 GALLATIN 45.6794 -111.1469
59772 BOZEMAN MT 406 GALLATIN 45.663 -111.115
59773 BOZEMAN MT 406 GALLATIN 45.6712 -111.0805

Bozeman Montana Statistics and Demographics
(US Census 2000)

Number Percent
Bozeman Population: 27509 100.00%
     
Sex and Age    
Male 14481 52.64%
Female 13028 47.36%
     
Under 5 years 1366 4.97%
5 to 9 years 1120 4.07%
10 to 14 years 1185 4.31%
15 to 19 years 3184 11.57%
20 to 24 years 6621 24.07%
25 to 34 years 4701 17.09%
35 to 44 years 3168 11.52%
45 to 54 years 2781 10.11%
55 to 59 years 720 2.62%
60 to 64 years 463 1.68%
65 to 74 years 885 3.22%
75 to 84 years 913 3.32%
85 years and over 402 1.46%
     
Median age (years) 25.4  
     
18 years and over 23102 83.98%
Male 12236 44.48%
Female 10866 39.5%
21 years and over 18941 68.85%
62 years and over 2467 8.97%
65 years and over 2200 8%
Male 801 2.91%
Female 1399 5.09%
     
Race    
One race 27104 98.53%
White 26058 94.73%
Black or African American 92 0.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native 342 1.24%
Asian 445 1.62%
Asian indian 44 0.16%
Chinese 128 0.47%
Filipino 27 0.1%
Japanese 91 0.33%
Korean 94 0.34%
Vietnamese 7 0.03%
Other Asian 54 0.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander 18 0.07%
Native Hawaiian 11 0.04%
Guamanian or Chamorro 2 0.01%
Samoan 3 0.01%
Other Pacific Islander 2 0.01%
Some other race 149 0.54%
Two or more races 405 3.0 %
     
Hispanic or Latino and race    
Total Population 27509 100.00%
Hispanic or Latino(of any race) 438 1.59%
Mexican 211 0.77%
Puerto Rican 46 0.17%
Cuban 9 0.03%
Other Hispanic or Latino 172 0.63%
Not Hispanic or Latino 27071 98.41%
White alone 25817 93.85%
     
Relationship    
Total Population 27509 100.00%
In households 24608 89.45%
Householder 10877 39.54%
Spouse 3914 14.23%
Child 4848 17.62%
Own child under 18 years 4210 15.3%
Other relatives 503 1.83%
Under 18 years 95 0.35%
Nonrelatives 4466 16.23%
Unmarried partner 704 2.56%
In group quarters 2901 3.6 %
Instituntionalized population 304 1.11%
Noninstitutionalized population 2597 9.44%
     
Households by Type    
Total Households 10877 100.0 %
Family households (families) 5019 46.14%
With own children under 18 years 2423 22.28%
Married-couple family 3914 35.98%
With own children under 18 years 1748 16.07%
Female householder, no husband present 789 7.25%
With own children under 18 years 543 4.99%
NonFamily households 5858 36.8 %
Householder living alone 3307 30.4%
Householder 65 years and over 729 6.7%
     
Households with individuals under 18 years 2523 23.2%
Households with individuals 65 years and over 1455 13.38%
     
Average Household size 2.26  
Average family size 2.85  
     
Housing Occupancy    
Total housing units 11577 100.00%
Occupied housing units 10877 93.95%
Vacant housing units 700 6.05%
For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use 100 0.86%
Homeowner vacancy rate (percent) 2.1  
Rental vacancy rate (percent) 4.9  
     
Housing Tenure    
Occupied housing units 10877 100.00%
Owner-occupied housing units. 4663 42.87%
Renter-occupied housing units. 6214 57.13%
     
Average household size of owner-occupied units 2.43  
Average household size of renter-occupied units 2.13

Based on 2000 US Census data. For more information on population visit
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