Backus, Minnesota

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Backus is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 311 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.

Minnesota State Highways 87 and 371 are two of the main routes in the community.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 311 people, 123 households, and 83 families residing in the city. The population density was 518.9 people per square mile (200.1/km²). There were 194 housing units at an average density of 323.7/sq mi (124.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.07% White, 0.64% Asian, and 1.29% from two or more race.

There were 123 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.5% were non-families. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the city the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 25.7% from 25 to 44, 15.8% from 45 to 64, and 19.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 106.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,875, and the median income for a family was $32,500. Males had a median income of $26,563 versus $13,438 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,077. About 16.3% of families and 23.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.4% of those under age 18 and 14.3% of those age 65 or over.

Radio stations

FM radio

  • 104.3 KLKS Timeless music, CNN and local news, Great Lakes Weather Service Meteorologists


External links

Backus | Bena | Boy River | Cass Lake | Chickamaw Beach | East Gull Lake | Federal Dam | Hackensack | Lake Shore | Longville | Motley‡ | Pillager | Pine River | Remer | Walker

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