For the 3rd year in a row, Bozeman’s economy was ranked the strongest in the Nation for a micropolitan city. A micropolitan city has between 10,000 and 50,000 residents. Bozeman’s growing population will likely push us out of that category in the next couple of years. The US Census Bureau estimates our population to be around 48,000 by July of 2018 . Once our population jumps over 50,000, we will be considered a metropolitan city which will in turn open up federal funding opportunities for things like infrastructure and transportation infrastructure.