Backus, Minnesota Population 2020

256

Backus is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 256, it is the 615th largest city in Minnesota and the 15902nd largest city in the United States. Backus is currently growing at a rate of 1.19% annually and its population has increased by 2.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 250 in 2010. Spanning over 1 miles, Backus has a population density of 413 people per square mile.

The average household income in Backus is $41,889 with a poverty rate of 30.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $700 per month, and the median house value is $85,000. The median age in Backus is 30 years, 28.4 years for males, and 44.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 106.2 males.

Backus Demographics

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

  • White: 95.81%
  • Two or more races: 4.19%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Backus, Minnesota is 256, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 250.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 250.

Backus, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White32095.81%
Two or More Races144.19%

Backus Population Pyramid 2020

Backus Median Age

30


Total

28.4


Male

44.5


Female

Backus Adults

There are 249 adults, (67 of whom are seniors) in Backus.

Backus Age Dependency

83.5

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Backus Sex Ratio

Female

162

48.50%

Male

172

51.50%

Backus Households and Families

Backus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Backus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.8%23.2%
Non Family57.8%42.2%
All57%43%
Male38.9%61.1%
Female30%70%

57.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1492.2457
Married562.7176.8
Non Family451.2457.8
Female302.7330
Male182.4438.9

2.37

Average Family Size

2.24

Average Household Size

21.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Backus Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade73.43%
9th to 12th Grade3517.16%
High School Graduate9747.55%
Some College3818.63%
Associates Degree167.84%
Bachelors Degree73.43%
Graduate Degree41.96%

Backus Educational Attainment by Race

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 79.41%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 5.39%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$25,625$29,821$17,955
Less Than High School$22,083$25,500$
High School Grad$19,750$30,625$18,125
Some College$30,625$31,875$
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$25,625

Average Earnings

$29,821

Average Male

$17,955

Average Female

Backus Language

Backus Language by Age

Backus Language

99.66% of Backus residents speak only English, while 0.34% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.34% of the population.

Backus Poverty

Backus Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White3079029.32%
Multiple14964.29%

30.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

26.54%

Male Poverty Rate

34.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Backus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Backus is Multiple, with 64.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Backus is White, with 29.32% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.49%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.84%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.78%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.10%
High School24.74%
Some College12.96%
Bachelors or Greater9.09%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed42.86%
Female Employed35.71%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed7.35%

Backus Income

Backus Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$37,019$41,889
Families$31,500$41,403
Married Families$45,833-
Non Families$17,292$25,613

Backus Marital Status

Backus Marital Status

Marriage Rates

45.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.7%

Male Marriage Rate

40.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Backus Married by Age and Sex

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

Backus Veterans

20

Number of Veterans

16

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9
Korea3
World War II
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War
Age Group Veterans
65 to 7412
75+3
55 to 643
35 to 542
18 to 34

$Backus Veterans by Education

5.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

20.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Backus Employment Status

62.6%

Labor Force Participation

59.8%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Backus Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

86.53%

Born in Minnesota

98.20%

Native Born

1.80%

Foreign Born

1.80%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.20% of Backus residents were born in the United States, with 86.53% having been born in Minnesota. 1.80% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202025631.19%
201925331.20%
20182500.00%
201725031.21%
201624720.82%
2015245-1-0.41%
201424610.41%
2013245-1-0.41%
2012246-2-0.81%
2011248-2-0.80%
20102500.00%