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Backus is a city in Cass County, in the Brainerd metro area.
The community was named for Edward Backus, lumberman
The latitude of Backus is 46.820N. The longitude is -94.516W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,345 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 317.
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29% of Backus residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Backus ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Backus was $12,077, compared with $21,587 nationally.
9% of Backus residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Backus, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $269. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $562.
Cass County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Backus political report.
The average commute time for Backus workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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