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Demographics

People

Total Population299
Male Share of the Population47.2%
Female Share of the Population52.8%
Senior Citizens22.1%
Employed Population 16+145
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married41.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7%
Median Earnings25+$20,781
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$16,354

Wealth

Median Family Income$26,667
% Above Poverty Level68.4%
% Below Poverty Level31.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone32.9%
Median Gross Rent$575
Median House Value$79,200

Ancestry

German38.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
Norwegian12%
Irish12%
Swedish6%
English6%
Finnish3.3%
Dutch3%
African2.3%
Italian2%
French Except Basque2%
Polish1.3%
Danishn0.7%
Scottish0.3%
Russian0.3%
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Backus Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cass County
Standard Zip Codes56435
Phone Area Codes218
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude46.82
Approximate Longitude-94.51

Backus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationDEEP PORTAGE
Distance8.3 miles
Jan Temp-8 to 16 F
Apr Temp30 to 52 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp33 to 54 F
Annual Precip24.9 inches
StationPINE RIVER DAM
Distance21.7 miles
Jan Temp-6 to 17 F
Apr Temp29 to 53 F
Jul Temp57 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 55 F
Annual Precip28.8 inches
StationGULL LAKE DAM
Distance28.8 miles
Jan Temp-5 to 15 F
Apr Temp29 to 51 F
Jul Temp59 to 78 F
Oct Temp34 to 53 F
Annual Precip26.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Akeley382$46,250
Hackensack327$31,250
Jenkins391$54,000
Nevis402$40,417
Pequot Lakes2,501$54,167
Pine River808$44,219
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