Bozeman, Montana Population 2022

54,013
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Bozeman is a city located in Gallatin County Montana. Bozeman has a 2020 population of 54,013. It is also the county seat of Gallatin County. Bozeman is currently growing at a rate of 2.65% annually and its population has increased by 44.73% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 37,320 in 2010.

The average household income in Bozeman is $77,381 with a poverty rate of 17.79%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,078 per month, and the median house value is $365,600. The median age in Bozeman is 27.8 years, 26.8 years for males, and 29.2 years for females.

Bozeman Population Growth

Bozeman’s population has seen steady gains since the census of 1870. The population exceeded 2,000 before the end of the 19th century. The city’s population continued to grow at a steady rate through the 20th century, surpassing 11,000 at the time of the 1950 census. By 1980, the population had nearly doubled. Recent estimates show that the population is up 21.4% since the last census was taken in 2010, indicating that Bozeman is on track to reaching 50,000 residents in the near future.

Indigenous tribes for thousands of years inhabited the area that is now Bozeman. These groups included the Nez Perce, Blackfeet, Shoshone, and Sioux. During the 19th century, the city was visited by William Clark during his expedition. It was later that century in 1863 when John Bozeman and his partner John Jacobs opened the Bozeman Trail off of the Oregon Trail, which went through Virginia City and what would one day be Bozeman.

The town was plotted out and established the next year, and although the Bozeman Trail was closed before the end of the 1860s, the fertile land in the area brought in more settlers. During the same decade, gold miner Nelson Story brought over 1,000 cattle and established a ranch in Paradise Valley. Some of this land was later donated to Montana State University. The town of Bozeman was incorporated in 1883.

Fort Ellis was also established but was decommissioned in 1886. The end of the 19th century brought growth to Bozeman with the addition of a library, a fish hatchery, and Montana State University – Bozeman. The 20th century saw continued growth, including the construction of the first high school, a federal building, and a post office. Canneries in the area were producing canned peas, and at one time, the city was one of the largest producers in the country.

In the 1950s, the city opened up Bridger Bowl, its first ski area. In the 1970s, the Big Sky Ski Resort was established and is still in operation today as one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area. The Museum of the Rockies was also built in the 1950s, as the city and its population continued to grow. These attractions and the outdoor recreational activities including fishing, kayaking, and mountain climbing have attracted residents and tourists to the area.

The city has continued to grow with the expansion of the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport, the quality of life, and employment and educational opportunities.

Bozeman Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bozemanwas:

  • White: 92.07%
  • Two or more races: 3.26%
  • Asian: 2.24%
  • Native American: 0.95%
  • Other race: 0.74%
  • Black or African American: 0.73%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
The current population of Bozeman, Montana is 54,013 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 54,013.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 37,320.

Bozeman, Montana Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021119,9382,7522.29%
2020117,1862,7522.35%
2019114,4342,7522.40%
2018111,6823,1062.78%
2017108,5763,8373.53%
2016104,7393,8573.68%
2015100,8823,3743.34%
201497,5082,7102.78%
201394,7982,2282.35%
201292,5701,1951.29%
201191,3751,7211.88%
201089,6540.00%

Bozeman Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White43,03792.07%
Two or More Races1,5233.26%
Asian1,0462.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native4460.95%
Some Other Race3440.74%
Black or African American3430.73%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.01%
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Bozeman Population by Race

Bozeman Population Pyramid $2022

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Bozeman Median Age

27.8


Total

26.8


Male

29.2


Female

Bozeman Adults

There are 39,797 adults, (4,321 of whom are seniors) in Bozeman.

Bozeman Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

12.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

19.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Bozeman Sex Ratio

Female

21,962

46.98%

Male

24,784

53.02%

Bozeman Population by Age

Bozeman Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bozeman Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family27.1%72.9%
Male29.7%70.3%
All43.1%56.9%
Female43.7%56.3%
Married70.2%29.8%

43.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bozeman Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,5052.243.1
Non Family10,8261.6727.1
Married6,7592.9570.2
Female1,1802.5843.7
Male7402.529.7

2.8

Average Family Size

2.2

Average Household Size

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Bozeman Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2070.78%
9th to 12th Grade3521.33%
High School Graduate3,19512.10%
Some College5,50120.84%
Associates Degree1,6456.23%
Bachelors Degree9,43235.72%
Graduate Degree6,07022.99%
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Bozeman Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bozeman Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White24,30323,79914,482
Hispanic755715221
Asian613613434
2+ Races362362218
Native American23922693
Black16416273
Other Race15515535
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.80%.

Bozeman Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,960$40,500$32,093
Less Than 9th Grade$15,842$17,038$2,500
High School Graduate$24,026$26,629$20,437
Some College$29,801$35,158$24,643
Bachelors Degree$41,762$46,479$35,266
Graduate Degree$56,317$59,469$53,893

$37,960

Average Earnings

$40,500

Average Male

$32,093

Average Female

Bozeman Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bozeman Language by Age

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Bozeman Language

94.76% of Bozeman residents speak only English, while 5.24% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.93% of the population.

Bozeman Language

Bozeman Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White38,7376,62717.11%
Hispanic1,59741826.17%
Multiple1,40538327.26%
Asian98518718.98%
Native41510324.82%
Other58NaN%
Black3185717.92%

17.79%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.97%

Male Poverty Rate

18.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bozeman

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bozeman is Multiple, with 27.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bozeman is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.60%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.71%.

Bozeman Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School15.14%
Less Than 9th Grade13.64%
Some College10.36%
Bachelors or Greater5.10%

Bozeman Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed49.24%
Female Unemployed29.88%
Female Employed19.34%
Male Employed12.48%

Bozeman Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bozeman Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,569$77,381
Families$89,043$108,523
Married Families$100,547-
Non Families$38,377$51,136
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Income by Household Type

Bozeman Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

34.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.6%

Male Marriage Rate

37.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Bozeman Married by Age and Sex

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Bozeman Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Bozeman Marital Status by Race

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Bozeman Marital Status

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2,162

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War900
Vietnam545
First Gulf War351
Korea115
World War II60

Bozeman Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34679
35 to 54494
75+351
55 to 64329
65 to 74309

Bozeman Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9915.37%
Hispanic20916.25%
2+ Races12912.66%
Native American175.72%
Black135.16%
Other Race126.63%

Bozeman Veterans by Race

Bozeman Veterans by Education

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6.42%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bozeman Veterans by Education

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72.9%

Labor Force Participation

70.5%

Employment Rate

3.2%

Unemployment Rate

Bozeman Employment by Age

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Bozeman Employment by Race

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Bozeman Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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35.75%

Born in Bozeman

95.54%

Native Born

4.46%

Foreign Born

2.26%

Non Citizen

2.19%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

95.54% of Bozeman residents were born in the United States, with 35.75% having been born in Montana. 2.26% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bozeman Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202254,0131,3942.65%
202152,6191,3942.72%
202051,2251,3942.80%
201949,8311,3942.88%
201848,4371,5303.26%
201746,9071,7203.81%
201645,1871,8604.29%
201543,3271,6964.07%
201441,6311,8584.67%
201339,7731,1442.96%
201238,6295521.45%
201138,0777572.03%
201037,3209,8113.10%
200027,5094,8491.96%
199022,6601,0150.46%
198021,6452,9751.49%
197018,6705,3093.40%
196013,3612,0361.67%
195011,3252,6602.71%
19408,6651,8102.37%
19306,8556721.04%
19206,1831,0761.93%
19105,1071,6884.09%
19003,4190.00%

Bozeman Population by Year