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Overview

Introduction to Bozeman, Montana

The city of Bozeman, situated in southwestern Montana, serves as the county seat of Gallatin County. The city is named after John M. Bozeman, founder of the Bozeman Trail, a shortcut connecting the Oregon Trail to the gold rush territory of Montana. Bozeman lies about 60 miles east of Butte and 98 miles southeast of the Montana state capital of Helena. The city is also located 93 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.

The city's proximity to the Bozeman trail helped spur its growth, as did the area's fertile land. Incorporated in 1883, Bozeman hosted the founding ten years later of the state's land-grant college, the Agricultural College of the State of Montana. The school was later renamed the Montana College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and after that the Montana State College before finally becoming Montana State University in 1965. The university's sprawling campus is today the largest in the state.

Attractions in the Bozeman Area

Visitors and residents have easy access to both cultural and recreational attractions in the Bozeman area. Low-cost skiing is available at the non-profit Bridger Bowl Ski Resort in the Bridger Mountains. The American Computer Museum depicts years of technology with thousands of artifacts designed to appeal both to the novice and technology expert. The Children's Museum of Bozeman presents hands-on, sensory exhibits as well as after-school and summer programs for kids. The Gallatin Pioneer Museum gives visitors the opportunity to step back in time and learn about Gallatin County's heritage. Exhibits include a reconstructed log cabin, a model of old Fort Ellis, and Indian artifacts, as well as more recent artifacts such as Model-A and Model-T automobiles, and old telephones and radios. The Museum of the Rockies, located on the Montana State University campus, houses the world-class Taylor Planetarium. One of Bozeman's most popular annual events is the Wild West Winterfest, which features horse drawn wagon rides, a kid's rodeo, a barn full of farm animals for the kids, a hockey tournament, and the Dog Keg Pull where dogs of many breeds and sizes pull a full keg of beer on a sled.

A two-hour drive will take visitors to the legendary Yellowstone National Park, the world’s first National Park and also the largest in the United States. Yellowstone contains more than 2 million acres of thundering waterfalls, steaming geysers, crystalline lakes, and panoramic views. Yellowstone is also the greatest wildlife sanctuary in the nation, encompassing over 3,000 square miles of natural beauty.

There are no major league professional sports teams in Montana, but fans of collegiate sports don't have to leave Bozeman to see first-rate athletic competition played by Montana State University Bobcats teams. The Bobcats, who compete in the Big Sky Conference, participate in NCAA's Division I (I-AA for football). Bozeman is also home to the Bozeman Icedogs, a hockey team which participates in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

Demographics

People

Total Population41,761
Male Share of the Population53%
Female Share of the Population47%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+24,681
Age of the Population28

Families

% of people married33.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.6%
Median Earnings25+$33,645
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,974

Wealth

Median Family Income$73,283
% Above Poverty Level79.3%
% Below Poverty Level20.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work14.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone33%
Median Gross Rent$901
Median House Value$278,700

Ancestry

German26.4%
Irish14.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.2%
English13.1%
Norwegian8.7%
Italian5.7%
Swedish3.8%
Scottish3.7%
French Except Basque3.7%
Dutch3.2%
Polish2.8%
Welsh1.9%
Russian1.6%
Danishn1.4%
Canadian1.4%
Arab0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Czech0.8%
Austrian0.6%
Greek0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Slovak0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Egyptian0.2%
African0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Iraqi0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Bozeman Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 122 miles W of Billings, Montana (center to center)
Nearest Large City513 miles NW of Denver, Colorado
County Gallatin County
Standard Zip Codes59715, 59718
P.O. Box Zip Codes59717, 59719, 59771, 59772
Phone Area Codes406
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude45.679
Longitude-111.037

Bozeman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBOZEMAN MONTANA ST UNIV
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp31 to 56 F
Jul Temp52 to 82 F
Oct Temp33 to 59 F
Annual Precip19.2 inches
StationBELGRADE AP (BOZEMAN)
Distance9.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 30 F
Apr Temp29 to 55 F
Jul Temp49 to 84 F
Oct Temp29 to 58 F
Annual Precip14.7 inches
StationBOZEMAN 12 NE
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp10 to 33 F
Apr Temp24 to 49 F
Jul Temp41 to 75 F
Oct Temp27 to 54 F
Annual Precip34.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Belgrade7,874$63,221
Livingston7,210$63,209
Manhattan1,300$75,556

Bozeman Public Libraries

Bozeman Public Library
626 E MAIN STREET
Bozeman, Montana
(406) 582-2402

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Bozeman Hospitals

Bozeman Deaconess Hospital
(Non-profit)
915 Highland Blvd
(406) 585-5000
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Bozeman Public Schools

Anderson School
10040 Cottonwood Rd
(406) 587-1305
Primary
Total Enrollment 158
Anderson 7-8
10040 Cottonwood Rd
(406) 587-1305
Middle
Total Enrollment 46
Monforton School
6001 Monforton School Rd
(406) 586-1557
Primary
Total Enrollment 100
Emily Dickinson School
2435 Annie St
(406) 522-6650
Primary
Total Enrollment 521
Morning Star School
830 Arnold St
(406) 522-6500
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Hawthorne School
114 North Rouse
(406) 522-6700
Primary
Total Enrollment 324
Irving School
611 South 8th
(406) 522-6600
Primary
Total Enrollment 289
Longfellow School
516 South Tracy
(406) 522-6150
Primary
Total Enrollment 321
Whittier School
511 North 5th
(406) 522-6750
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Lamotte 7-8
841 Bear Canyon Rd
(406) 586-2838
Middle
Total Enrollment 13
Lamotte School
841 Bear Canyon Rd
(406) 586-2838
Primary
Total Enrollment 46
Malmborg School
375 Jackson Creek Rd
(406) 586-2759
Primary
Total Enrollment 16
Monforton Primary
6001 Monforton School Rd
(406) 586-1557
Primary
Total Enrollment 105
Monforton 7-8
6001 Monforton School Rd
(406) 586-1557
Middle
Total Enrollment 48
Chief Joseph Middle School
4255 Kimberwicke
(406) 522-6300
Middle
Total Enrollment 593
Sacajawea Middle School
3525 So 3rd Ave
(406) 522-6470
Middle
Total Enrollment 616
Bozeman High School
205 North 11th Ave
(406) 522-6200
High
Total Enrollment 1825
Cottonwood School
13233 Cottonwood Rd
(406) 763-4903
Primary
Total Enrollment 16
Hyalite Elementary
3600 West Babcock
(406) 582-6800
Primary
Total Enrollment 481

Bozeman Private Schools

Highland Montessori School
111 Highland Blvd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Greenwood Academy
2015 Wheat Dr
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Bozeman Summit Schoool
3001 W Villard St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
Bozeman Christian
32 Red Fox Ln
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 49
Great Beginnings Montessori School
100 Springhill Ln
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
Heritage Christian School
4310 Durston Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 151
Headwaters Academy
418 W Garfield St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Mt Ellis Elementary
3835 Bozeman Trail Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 33
Learning Circle Montessori School
516 W Cleveland St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
Petra Academy
4720 Classical Way
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 111
Sourdough Montessori
4310 Sourdough Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Childrens Development Center Of Bozeman
804 S Willson Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
Middle Creek Montessori
1572 Cobb Hill Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 53
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