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.

Unlike some cities, Backus isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Backus are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Backus is a city of service providers, construction workers and builders, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Backus who work in personal care services (13.89%), office and administrative support (11.11%), and food service (11.11%).

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.

As is often the case in a small city, Backus doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In Backus, just 9.43% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Backus in 2010 was $21,729, which is lower middle income relative to Minnesota, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $86,916 for a family of four.

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, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Backus include Norwegian, Swedish, Irish, and Finnish.

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

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