Backus, Minnesota

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Backus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles N of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 140 miles NW of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Cass
Standard Zip Codes 56435
Phone Area Codes 218
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.82
Longitude -94.516

Backus Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp -8 to 16 F
Apr Temp 30 to 52 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 33 to 54 F
Annual Precip 24.9 inches
Distance 21.7 miles
Jan Temp -6 to 17 F
Apr Temp 29 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 28.8 inches
Distance 28.8 miles
Jan Temp -5 to 15 F
Apr Temp 29 to 51 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 26.7 inches
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Backus Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 311 100%
Male 160 51.4%
Female 151 48.6%
Under 18 94 30.2%
18+ 217 69.8%
65+ 60 19.3%
Median Age 37.1
Average Family Size 3.12
White 305 98.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Backus Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 319
Growth 8
Growth % 2.6%

Backus Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 31.5%
US/American 19.1%
Norwegian 12%
Irish 9.5%
English 8.7%
Swedish 4.1%
European 3.3%
Italian 2.5%
Scandinavian 1.7%
Dutch 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
Ukrainian 1.2%
Finnish 0.8%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.8%
Turkish 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Backus 311 $32,500
Akeley 412 $33,611
Hackensack 285 $31,094
Jenkins 287 $41,250
Nevis 364 $35,938
Pequot Lakes 947 $35,000
Pine River 928 $36,250
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