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Backus, Minnesota

Backus, Minnesota
City
Location of Backus, Minnesota
Location of Backus, Minnesota
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Cass
Area[1]
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.58 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,345 ft (410 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 250
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 245
 • Density 409.8/sq mi (158.2/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56435
Area code(s) 218
FIPS code 27-03124[4]
GNIS feature ID 0655183[5]
Website http://www.backusmn.com/

Backus is a city in Cass County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 250 at the 2010 census.[6] It is part of the Brainerd Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
    • 2010 census 3.1
    • 2000 census 3.2
  • Media 4
    • Radio stations 4.1
  • Infrastructure 5
    • Transportation 5.1
  • References 6
  • External links 7

History

A post office called Backus has been in operation since 1896.[7] The city was named for Edward Wellington Backus, a businessperson in the lumber industry.[8][9]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.61 square miles (1.58 km2), all of it land.[1]

Demographics

2010 census

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 250 people, 112 households, and 62 families residing in the city. The population density was 409.8 inhabitants per square mile (158.2/km2). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 300.0 per square mile (115.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 94.8% White, 0.8% Native American, 0.4% Pacific Islander, 0.4% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 112 households of which 26.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.4% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 44.6% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.79.

The median age in the city was 46.7 years. 23.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 19.2% were from 25 to 44; 35.2% were from 45 to 64; and 17.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 52.0% male and 48.0% female.

2000 census

As of the census[4] 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 per square mile (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.

Media

Radio stations

FM radio

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

Infrastructure

Transportation

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

References

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External links

  • Backus, MN Community website
  • City-Data.com
  • ePodunk: Profile for Backus, Minnesota


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