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Backus, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Backus had a population of 245 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Backus is located at latitude 46.8208 and longitude -94.5147 in Cass County. The formal boundaries for the City of Backus (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Cass County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,342 feet.

The City of Backus has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Backus population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Backus: City of Backus.

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Backus, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 245
Population in Households 245
Population in Familes 184
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 401
Diversity Index2 10
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 111
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 70
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 183 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 21 (11.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (39.3%)
Median Home Value $161,667
Average Home Value $194,505
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,211
Average Household Income $48,340
Per Capita Income $21,831
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.38% -0.16%
Households -0.17% 0.0%
Families 2.34% 0.0%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.34%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Backus, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Backus to the other 906 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 652 28th
Population Density1 # 557 39th
Diversity Index2 # 567 38th
Median Household Income # 813 10th
Per Capita Income # 770 15th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Minnesota Census Data Comparison Tool.