Backus, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 250 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -19.6%
Males: 118  (47.2%)
Females: 132  (52.8%)
Median resident age:

46.4 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 56435.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,013 (it was $26,875 in 2000)
Backus:

$39,013
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,823 (it was $12,077 in 2000)

Backus city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $87,817 (it was $46,300 in 2000)
Backus:

$87,817
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $277,540; detached houses: $295,755; townhouses or other attached units: $307,398; in 2-unit structures: $156,339; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $201,609; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $243,757; mobile homes: $103,872; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $161,401

Median gross rent in 2017: $618.

March 2019 cost of living index in Backus: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.6%
(30.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Backus, MN (2010)
    • 23694.4%White alone
    • 93.6%Two or more races
    • 20.8%American Indian alone
    • 20.8%Hispanic
    • 10.4%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Backus detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Backus, Minnesota as of August 15, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Backus is 302 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (35.8%), American (23.9%), Norwegian (10.1%), Finnish (6.4%), Irish (5.5%), Swedish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1340 feet

Land area: 0.60 square miles.

Population density: 417 people per square mile   (low).

Backus, Minnesota map

9 residents are foreign born (3.0% Europe).

This city:

3.0%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $730 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $630 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: St. Cloud, MN (89.0 miles , pop. 59,107).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (141.8 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (482.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Hackensack, MN (2.7 miles ),
Chickamaw Beach, MN (2.8 miles),
Pine River, MN (3.0 miles ),
Jenkins, MN (3.8 miles ),
Akeley, MN (4.0 miles ),
Whipholt, MN (4.2 miles),
Pequot Lakes, MN (4.2 miles ),
Longville, MN (4.3 miles)

Latitude: 46.82 N, Longitude: 94.52 W

Area code: 218

Distribution of median household income in Backus, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Backus, MN in 2017
Backus satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $157,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $20,000
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $182,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $126,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $225,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $208,900
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $211,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Backus, MN residents
Average permit cost in Backus, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

8.1%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Population change in the 1990s: +70 (+29.0%).
Most common industries in Backus, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (15.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (9.3%)
  • Educational services (9.3%)
  • Health care (7.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.6%)
  • Food (4.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (17.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.6%)
  • Food (8.6%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Printing & related support activities (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.2%)
  • Truck transportation (5.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Food & beverage stores (14.0%)
  • Educational services (14.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.0%)
  • Health care (12.0%)
  • Public administration (10.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (8.0%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (8.0%)
Most common occupations in Backus, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (5.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.6%)
  • Computer specialists (4.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.8%)
  • Computer specialists (8.6%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.6%)
  • Electricians (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (12.0%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (6.0%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (6.0%)

Average climate in Backus, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Backus-area historical tornado activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/6/1969, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.3 miles away from the Backus city center killed 12 people and injured 70 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/11/1966, a category F4 tornado 14.9 miles away from the city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Backus-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Minnesota state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 108.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 116.2 miles away from Backus center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 297.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 133.0 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 128.1 miles away from Backus center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 284.3 miles away from Backus center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Cass County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Backus topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Backus:

  • GOOD SAMARITAN SOCIETY - PINE RIVER (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; PINE RIVER, MN)

Airports located in Backus:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Backus:

  • Central Lakes College-Brainerd (about 36 miles; Brainerd, MN; Full-time enrollment: 3,371)
  • Bemidji State University (about 49 miles; Bemidji, MN; FT enrollment: 4,316)
  • Alexandria Technical & Community College (about 78 miles; Alexandria, MN; FT enrollment: 2,324)
  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College (about 84 miles; Fergus Falls, MN; FT enrollment: 4,863)
  • St Cloud Technical and Community College (about 88 miles; Saint Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 3,493)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 88 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,025)
  • Rasmussen College-Minnesota (about 89 miles; St. Cloud, MN; FT enrollment: 4,575)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Backus Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Backus include: Lakeside Baptist Church (A), Seventh Day Adventist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cass County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Backus that have no violations reported:

  • BACKUS (Population served: 321, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

55.4%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

15.2%
Whole state:

6.9%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Backus (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Walker: Backus Branch at Highway 87 West, branch established on 1990/12/15. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $293.3 mil, Deposits: $251.3 mil, headquarters in Walker, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Walker Ban Co.

For population 15 years and over in Backus:

Marital status in Backus, MN
  • Never married: 33.5%
  • Now married: 40.9%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 15.8%

For population 25 years and over in Backus:

  • High school or higher: 72.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Backus
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Backus, MN (based on Cass County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,80719
Evangelical Protestant3,01726
Catholic2,8208
Other13-
None17,910-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 12
Cass County:

4.19 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 21
Cass County:

7.33 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Here:

13.97 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

7.8%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

27.9%
Minnesota:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.7%
State:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Backus:

45.3%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Backus:

36.4%
State:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.7
Minnesota:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Backus:

16.2%
State:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Backus:

5.8%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Backus:

6.7
Minnesota:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.2%
Minnesota:

33.2%

General health condition:
Backus:

49.5%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

72.2%
Minnesota:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Backus, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$6,109$36,6541$1,389
Transit 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$4,548
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 1$2,177
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 1$4,504
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 3$399
Sewerage 0$0 1$2,177
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,679
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 2$6,109$36,65415$16,873

Backus government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Local Fire Protection: $79,000 ($316.00)
    Sewerage: $73,000 ($292.00)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($208.00)
    General - Other: $46,000 ($184.00)
    Financial Administration: $36,000 ($144.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($120.00)
    Regular Highways: $19,000 ($76.00)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($76.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($36.00)
    Air Transportation: $8,000 ($32.00)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($32.00)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($20.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($44.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $65,000 ($260.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000 ($192.00)
    Water Utilities: $27,000 ($108.00)
    Health - Other: $4,000 ($16.00)
    General - Other: $1,000 ($4.00)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $91,000 ($364.00)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($12.00)

Backus government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $80,000 ($320.00)
    Sewerage: $77,000 ($308.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $31,000 ($124.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $56,000 ($224.00)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($24.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($4.00)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $66,000 ($264.00)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $58,000 ($232.00)
    General Local Government Support: $34,000 ($136.00)
  • Tax - Property: $118,000 ($472.00)
    Other License: $2,000 ($8.00)

Backus government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $552,000 ($2208.00)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $335,000 ($1340.00)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $233,000 ($932.00)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $16,000 ($64.00)

Backus government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,000 ($288.00)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,460,000 ($5840.00)

8.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,658 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.11%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Crow Wing County, MN  1.82% ($69,052 average AGI)
from Hubbard County, MN  0.66% ($35,013)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.65% ($72,303)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,938 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Crow Wing County, MN  2.01% ($47,082 average AGI)
to Beltrami County, MN  0.60% ($37,217)
to Hubbard County, MN  0.47% ($42,870)

Businesses in Backus, MN

  • True Value: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Backus:

  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WWWI (1270 AM; 5 kW; BAXTER, MN; Owner: TOWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KLIZ (1380 AM; 5 kW; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY. LLC)
  • WWNL (1080 AM; 50 kW; PITTSBURGH, PA; Owner: STEEL CITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WNMT (650 AM; 10 kW; NASHWAUK, MN; Owner: MIDWEST RADIO NETWORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KAKK (1570 AM; 1 kW; WALKER, MN)
  • KKBJ (1360 AM; 5 kW; BEMIDJI, MN; Owner: R.P. BROADCASTING)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))

Strongest FM radio stations in Backus:

  • KBLB (93.3 FM; NISSWA, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLLZ-FM (99.1 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: BG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KTIG (102.7 FM; PEQUOT LAKES, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA CHRISTIAN B/CASTERS, INC.)
  • KLKS (104.3 FM; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • KDKK (97.5 FM; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DELAHUNT BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KXKK (92.5 FM; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: BERNADINE A. SCHUMACHER)
  • KKWS (105.9 FM; WADENA, MN; Owner: KOMMERSTAD COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY, LLC)
  • KBPR (90.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO INC.)
  • KQKK (101.9 FM; WALKER, MN; Owner: CAROL J. DELAHUNT)
  • WJJY-FM (106.7 FM; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: BL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KSKK (94.7 FM; STAPLES, MN; Owner: NORMIN BROADCASTING CO.)

TV broadcast stations around Backus:

  • KCCW-TV (Channel 12; WALKER, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • K49CU (Channel 49; WALKER, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K32FY (Channel 32; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • K69CP (Channel 69; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORP.)
  • K67BZ (Channel 67; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORP.)
  • K65DT (Channel 65; WALKER, MN; Owner: LEECH LAKE TV CORPORATION)
  • KAWB (Channel 22; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: NORTHERN MN PUBLIC TELEVISION INC.)
  • K05IV (Channel 5; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)
  • KLKS-LP (Channel 46; BREEZY POINT, MN; Owner: LAKES BROADCASTING GROUP, INC.)
  • K54AT (Channel 54; BRAINERD, MN; Owner: RED RIVER BROADCAST CO., LLC)

Backus fatal accident list:

Apr 1, 2000 05:27 PM, Sr-87, Lat: 46.815102, Lon: -94.516612, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Backus)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Lat: 46.749111 Lon: -94.474167, Call Sign: WPVJ747,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.345 MHz, 157.605 MHz, Grant Date: 04/07/2012, Expiration Date: 06/27/2022, Certifier: Wendy Schrupp, Registrant: Martin Communications Inc, 109 2nd Ave Ne, Brainerd, MN 56401, Phone: (218) 829-6007, Fax: (218) 829-1574, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • BACKUS, 3.4 Mi Nne (Lat: 46.866389 Lon: -94.490556), Type: Tower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WPNB351,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6345.49 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, Grant Date: 02/15/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: John T Scott Iii, Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (678) 259-1319, Email:
  • BACKUS, 580 44th Avenue (Lat: 46.785083 Lon: -94.510528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.2 m, Overall height: 123.4 m, Call Sign: WQUP291,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/29/2014, Expiration Date: 08/29/2024, Certifier: John E Monday, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 208 S Akard St., Rm 1015, Dallas, TX 75202, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (214) 746-6410, Email:
  • A1O0221D, 580 44th Avenue Sw (Mn10156-A) (Lat: 46.785083 Lon: -94.510528), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 122.2 m, Overall height: 123.4 m, Call Sign: WQWD470,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11425.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz, 11425.0 MHz, 11585.0 MHz... (+6 more), Grant Date: 07/23/2015, Expiration Date: 07/23/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • A1O0225A, 3.4 Mi Nne (Lat: 46.866389 Lon: -94.490556), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 121.9 m, Overall height: 128 m, Call Sign: WQWD484,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, 10935.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2015, Expiration Date: 07/23/2025, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Backus)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: VANS AIRCRAFT INC RV-12 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 124DM , Serial Number: 120124, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 09/20/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel W Miller, 576 Wood St N, Backus, MN 56435
  • Aircraft: STINSON JR. SR (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: P & W R-985-AN-1 (450 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 18285 , Serial Number: 8776, Year manufactured: 1933, Airworthiness Date: 06/16/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 01/09/2018
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas D Taylor, 2041 State Highway 371 Sw, Backus, MN 56435
  • Aircraft: MCFARLAND COUGAR (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21Z , Serial Number: LCM-1, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/1983, Certificate Issue Date: 02/05/2019
    Registrant (Individual): James B Johnson, 3441 4th St Sw, Backus, MN 56435
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7638M , Serial Number: 55938, Airworthiness Date: 07/18/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 07/24/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Douglas D Taylor, 2041 State Hwy 371 Sw, Backus, MN 56435
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 79908 , Serial Number: 17258241, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 05/02/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 09/22/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Craig D Taylor, 1633 24th Ave Sw, Backus, MN 56435
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/18/2018

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 15. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 25 took place in 2003, and the least - 6 in 2018. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Backus, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (44.3%), and Outside Fires (38.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Backus, MN
    • 10444.3%Structure Fires
    • 9138.7%Outside Fires
    • 2611.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 146.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Backus, MN
Most common first names in Backus, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1770.0 years
John1680.5 years
George1276.5 years
James1270.5 years
Roy1173.7 years
Donald1177.4 years
Robert1071.0 years
David1060.8 years
Harold976.2 years
Arthur976.6 years
Most common last names in Backus, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson1579.9 years
Anderson1180.8 years
Holden774.5 years
Smith769.0 years
Peterson678.0 years
Larson576.6 years
Knopf480.0 years
Gardner467.0 years
Howe484.7 years
Barchus485.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Backus, MN
  • 54.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.6%Wood
  • 16.5%Electricity
  • 4.1%Utility gas
  • 3.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Backus, MN
  • 52.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 21.8%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Electricity
  • 5.5%Wood
  • 3.6%Other fuel


Backus compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 6 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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