Backus, MN
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Backus is a tiny city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 246 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Backus is the 465th largest community in Minnesota.

Backus is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Backus is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Backus who work in personal care services (13.29%), office and administrative support (11.39%), and art, media, and design (10.13%).

Of important note, Backus is also a city of artists. Backus has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Backus’s character.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Backus has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Backus a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Backus is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Backus has a very low overall level of education: only 9.05% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Backus in 2010 was $18,858, which is low income relative to Minnesota, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,432 for a family of four. Backus also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.82% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Backus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Backus residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Backus include Norwegian, Irish, Swedish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Backus is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and African languages.

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