Backus, Minnesota Population 2021

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Backus is a city located in Cass County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 254, it is the 615th largest city in Minnesota and the 15904th largest city in the United States . Backus is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually and its population has increased by 1.60% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 250 in 2010. Backus reached it's highest population of 254 in 2021. Spanning over 1 miles, Backus has a population density of 410 people per square mile.

The average household income in Backus is $48,372 with a poverty rate of 28.39%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $808 per month, and the median house value is $94,300. The median age in Backus is 30.5 years, 28.7 years for males, and 44.2 years for females.

Backus Demographics

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

  • White: 95.03%
  • Two or more races: 4.97%
  • 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 254 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 251.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 250.

Backus, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30695.03%
Two or More Races164.97%
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Backus Population by Race

Backus Population Pyramid $2021

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Backus Median Age

30.5


Total

28.7


Male

44.2


Female

Backus Adults

There are 243 adults, (57 of whom are seniors) in Backus.

Backus Age Dependency

73.1

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Backus Sex Ratio

Female

152

47.20%

Male

170

52.80%

Backus Population by Age

Backus Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Backus Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.9%24.1%
Non Family66.7%33.3%
All62.9%37.1%
Male50%50%
Female38.5%61.5%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Backus Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1432.2562.9
Married542.6975.9
Non Family451.2266.7
Female262.7338.5
Male182.8350

2.42

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Backus Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade73.43%
9th to 12th Grade2813.73%
High School Graduate10049.02%
Some College3919.12%
Associates Degree136.37%
Bachelors Degree115.39%
Graduate Degree62.94%
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Backus Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Backus Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 8.37%.

Backus Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,227$32,500$25,938
Less Than 9th Grade$25,750$25,750$
High School Graduate$30,417$32,969$23,000
Some College$27,344$30,625$27,188
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,227

Average Earnings

$32,500

Average Male

$25,938

Average Female

Backus Earnings by Educational Attainment

Backus Language by Age

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Backus Language

99.64% of Backus residents speak only English, while 0.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 0.36% of the population.

Backus Language

Backus Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2998127.09%
Multiple16956.25%

28.39%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.45%

Male Poverty Rate

31.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Backus

The race most likely to be in poverty in Backus is Multiple, with 56.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Backus is White, with 27.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 54.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.08%.

Backus Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade40.00%
High School19.00%
Some College13.46%
Bachelors or Greater11.76%

Backus Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.33%
Female Employed31.65%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Male Employed8.70%

Backus Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Backus Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,804$48,372
Families$40,682$47,540
Married Families$50,000-
Non Families$18,250$30,982
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Income by Household Type

Backus Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Backus Married by Age and Sex

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Backus Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Backus Marital Status by Race

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Backus Marital Status

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21

Number of Veterans

19

Male Veterans

2

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam9
Korea3
First Gulf War2
World War II
Second Gulf War

Backus Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7412
55 to 644
75+3
35 to 542
18 to 34

Backus Veterans by Age

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Backus Veterans by Race

Backus Veterans by Education

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9.52%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Backus Veterans by Education

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62.9%

Labor Force Participation

60.4%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Backus Employment by Age

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Backus Employment by Race

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Backus Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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89.13%

Born in Backus

98.45%

Native Born

1.55%

Foreign Born

1.55%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.45% of Backus residents were born in the United States, with 89.13% having been born in Minnesota. 1.55% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Backus Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202125410.40%
202025310.40%
201925210.40%
201825110.40%
201725020.81%
201624820.81%
20152460.00%
201424610.41%
2013245-1-0.41%
2012246-2-0.81%
2011248-2-0.80%
20102500.00%

Backus Population by Year