Backus, Minnesota Population 2024

275

Backus is a city located in Cass County and Crow Wing County Minnesota. Backus has a 2024 population of 275. Backus is currently growing at a rate of 1.1% annually and its population has increased by 3.77% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 265 in 2020.

The average household income in Backus is $63,754 with a poverty rate of 27.5%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Backus is 44 years, 38.5 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

Backus Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Backus was:

  • White: 79.38%
  • Two or more races: 14.38%
  • Black or African American: 5.94%
  • Native American: 0.31%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
0.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
443.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
3.77% (10)
The current population of Backus, Minnesota is 275 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 265.

Backus, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White25479.38%
Two or more races4614.38%
Black or African American195.94%
Native American10.31%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Backus Population by Race

Backus Population Pyramid 2024

Backus Median Age

44

Total

38.5

Male

47.3

Female

Backus Adults

There are 227 adults, (57 of whom are seniors) in Backus.

Backus Age Dependency

88.2

Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

54.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Backus Sex Ratio

Female13943.44%
Male18156.56%

Backus Population by Age

Backus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1222.6277.922.1
Non Family521.4463.536.5
Married372.8189.210.8
Male194.8978.921.1
Female143.431000

2.96

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

77.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Backus Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade62.91%
9th to 12th Grade52.43%
High School Graduate9546.12%
Some College6632.04%
Associates Degree157.28%
Bachelors Degree125.83%
Graduate Degree73.4%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Backus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Backus Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White17416319
Black19190
2+ Races12120
Native American110
Hispanic110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 10.92%.

Backus Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$38,125$46,528$28,542
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$45,625$70,329$35,313
Some College$30,313$39,167$28,542
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$0$0$0

$38,125

Average Earnings

$46,528

Average Male

$28,542

Average Female

Backus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Backus Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Backus Language

98.89% of Backus residents speak only English, while 1.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.74% of the population.

Backus Language

Backus Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2547529.53%
Multiple461328.26%

27.5%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.28%

Male Poverty Rate

25.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Backus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Backus is White, with 29.53% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Backus is Multiple, with 28.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.45%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 36.96%.

Backus Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
High School22.11%
Some College19.75%
Less Than 9th Grade9.09%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Backus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed16.36%
Male Employed10.67%

Backus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Backus Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$49,250$63,754
Families$50,417$56,364
Married Families$64,688$-999,999,999
Non Families$36,250$47,490

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Backus Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.8%

Male Marriage Rate

35.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Backus Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Backus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Backus Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Backus Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

35

Number of Veterans

32

Male Veterans

3

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam14
Second Gulf War4
First Gulf War4
Korea1
World War II0

Backus Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7412
55 to 6411
18 to 344
35 to 544
75+4

Backus Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White3517.95%

Backus Veterans by Race

Backus Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

22.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.71%

Veteran Disability Rate

Backus Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

57.1%

Labor Force Participation

56.3%

Employment Rate

1.5%

Unemployment Rate

Backus Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Backus Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Backus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.81%

Born in Backus

96.88%

Native Born

3.13%

Foreign Born

2.81%

Non Citizen

0.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.88% of Backus residents were born in the United States, with 72.81% having been born in Minnesota. 2.81% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Backus Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928720.7%
202828531.06%
202728220.71%
202628031.08%
202527720.73%
202427531.1%
202327220.74%
202227020.75%
202126831.13%
2020265145.58%
201925110.4%
201825000%
201725031.21%
201624710.41%
201524600%
201424610.41%
2013245-1-0.41%
2012246-2-0.81%
2011248-2-0.8%
201025000%

Backus Population by Year