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Backus, Minnesota - Basic Facts

The City of Backus had a population of 262 as of July 1, 2018.

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 (GNIS ID: 2394048) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Backus: City of Backus.

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Backus, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 262
Population in Households 262
Population in Familes 195
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 429
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $45,511
Average Household Income $55,955
Per Capita Income $25,108


Total Housing Units 192 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 95 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (38.5%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $205,000


Total Households 118
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 73
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.57% 0.9%
Households 0.63% 0.83%
Families 2.0% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Backus, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Backus to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 642 29th
Population Density # 543 40th
Diversity Index # 634 30th
Median Household Income # 744 18th
Per Capita Income # 749 17th

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