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Backus is a township in Roscommon County.
The latitude of Backus is 44.296N. The longitude is -84.556W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,168 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 350.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Backus demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Roscommon County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 48656 ZIP code.
27% 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 $15,836, compared with $21,587 nationally.
8% 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 $392. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $711.
Roscommon 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 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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