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   (County: Roscommon County)

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Demographics Analysis

The people of Backus Township, Michigan give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Male:

Under 5 years : 6

5 to 9 years : 15

10 to 14 years : 15

15 to 17 years : 3

18 and 19 years : 0

20 years : 0

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 2

25 to 29 years : 0

30 to 34 years : 7

35 to 39 years : 14

40 to 44 years : 3

45 to 49 years : 8

50 to 54 years : 23

55 to 59 years : 6

60 and 61 years : 6

62 to 64 years : 17

65 and 66 years : 12

67 to 69 years : 2

70 to 74 years : 11

75 to 79 years : 4

80 to 84 years : 0

85 years and over : 2

Female:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 9 years : 3

10 to 14 years : 0

15 to 17 years : 0

18 and 19 years : 2

20 years : 0

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 0

25 to 29 years : 25

30 to 34 years : 3

35 to 39 years : 9

40 to 44 years : 11

45 to 49 years : 5

50 to 54 years : 13

55 to 59 years : 30

60 and 61 years : 14

62 to 64 years : 3

65 and 66 years : 6

67 to 69 years : 0

70 to 74 years : 6

75 to 79 years : 0

80 to 84 years : 7

85 years and over : 2


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 137

Multiple ancestry : 117

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 3

Ancestry not reported : 38


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Backus Township, Michigan)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 292

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 0

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 0

Not a U.S. citizen : 3


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Total:

Under 5 years : 6

5 to 17 years : 36

18 to 24 years : 4

25 to 34 years : 35

35 to 44 years : 37

45 to 54 years : 49

55 to 59 years : 36

60 and 61 years : 20

62 to 64 years : 20

65 to 74 years : 37

75 years and over : 15

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 6

5 to 17 years : 36

18 to 24 years : 4

25 to 34 years : 17

35 to 44 years : 37

45 to 54 years : 40

55 to 59 years : 36

60 and 61 years : 20

62 to 64 years : 12

65 to 74 years : 34

75 years and over : 13

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 18

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 9

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 5

65 to 74 years : 3

75 years and over : 2

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 0

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 3

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 135

Female : 120

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 21

Female : 16

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 0

Foreign born:

Male : 0

Female : 3


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence : 253

Born in other state in the United States : 37

Native: born outside the United States : 0

Foreign born : 3


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 21

Now married, except separated : 134

Divorced : 41

Separated : 2

Widowed : 18

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 11

Now married, except separated : 16

Divorced : 10

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 3

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Speak only English : 287

Armenian:

Speak English "very well" : 2

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Backus Township, Michigan

  • German: 97   (26.7%)
  • United States Or American: 48   (13.2%)
  • Polish: 37   (10.2%)
  • Irish: 35   (9.6%)
  • Other Groups: 31   (8.5%)
  • English: 27   (7.4%)
  • French (except Basque): 23   (6.3%)
  • Hungarian: 11   (3.0%)
  • Italian: 11   (3.0%)
  • Belgian: 9   (2.5%)
  • French Canadian: 6   (1.7%)
  • Norwegian: 5   (1.4%)
  • Scotch-irish: 4   (1.1%)
  • Russian: 4   (1.1%)
  • Dutch: 3   (0.8%)
  • Scottish: 2   (0.6%)
  • Canadian: 2   (0.6%)
  • Welsh: 2   (0.6%)
  • Croatian: 2   (0.6%)
  • Swedish: 2   (0.6%)
  • Finnish: 1   (0.3%)
  • Armenian: 1   (0.3%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Backus Township, Michigan is 295



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Backus Township, Michigan: 156
Female Population in Backus Township, Michigan: 139


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Backus Township, Michigan: 52.7
Median Female Resident Age in Backus Township, Michigan: 54.3


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Michigan is 39


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Backus Township, Michigan


White


Both sexes

50.4

Male

49.9

Female

51.1

Black or African American


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

43.0

Male

43.0

Female

0.0

Asian


Both sexes

27.5

Male

0.0

Female

27.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

64.5

Male

0.0

Female

64.5

Two or More Races


Both sexes

13.0

Male

7.5

Female

30.5

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

55.5

Male

15.5

Female

55.8

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

50.2

Male

49.9

Female

50.8


(updated 2010)



Races in Backus Township, Michigan


  • White: 293
  • African American: 0
  • American Indian: 0
  • Asian: 0
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 2
  • Two or More Races: 0



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Backus Township, Michigan citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Backus Township, Michigan

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 2   (1.54%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 9th Grade: 5   (3.85%)
  • 10th Grade: 6   (4.62%)
  • 11th Grade: 7   (5.38%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 3   (2.31%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 55   (42.31%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 8   (6.15%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 24   (18.46%)
  • Associate Degree: 6   (4.62%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 6   (4.62%)
  • Master's Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Professional School Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 8   (6.15%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 2   (1.63%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 3   (2.44%)
  • 9th Grade: 4   (3.25%)
  • 10th Grade: 10   (8.13%)
  • 11th Grade: 4   (3.25%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 3   (2.44%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 41   (33.33%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 12   (9.76%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 17   (13.82%)
  • Associate Degree: 20   (16.26%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 4   (3.25%)
  • Master's Degree: 3   (2.44%)
  • Professional School Degree: 0   (0%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 0   (0%)


(updated 2010)





Largest Elementary & Middle Schools (Public) In Backus Township, Michigan

  • Prudenville Elementary School


    ( Grades: 3-5, Location: P.o. Box 319, Prudenville, MI 48651, Phone: (989) 366-2091, Students: 339 )

Largest Schools (Private) In Backus Township, Michigan

  • Our Lady Of The Lake Elem School


    ( Grades: K-8, Location: Po Box 800, Prudenville, MI 48651, Phone: (989) 366-5592, Students: 77 )



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Backus Township, Michigan affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Backus Township, Michigan.

Area Features of Backus Township, Michigan


Bay


(1) East Bay  

Building


(1) Backus Township Hall   (2) Denton Township Ambulance Service   (3) Denton Township Fire Department   (4) Denton Township Police Department   (5) Nester Township Hall  

Cemetery


(1) Maple Valley Cemetery  

Census


(1) Prudenville Census Designated Place  

Church


(1) Abundant Grace Assembly Of God Church   (2) First Baptist Church   (3) Houghton Lake Seventh Day Adventist Church   (4) Jehovah S Witnesses Hall   (5) Kingdom Hall   (6) Our Lady Of The Lake Catholic Church   (7) Pathway Southern Baptist Church  

Civil


(1) Roscommon County   (2) Township Of Backus   (3) Township Of Denton   (4) Township Of Nester  

Forest


(1) Houghton Lake State Forest  

Hospital


(1) East Bay Medical Center  

Lake


(1) Backus Lake   (2) Beaver Lake   (3) Boyce Lake   (4) Clear Lake   (5) Doyle Lake   (6) Duck Lake   (7) East Twin Lake   (8) Eddy Lake   (9) Headquarters Lake   (10) Huntley Lake   (11) Knowland Lake   (12) Leith Lake   (13) Little Headquarters Lake   (14) Little Lake   (15) Little Woods Lake   (16) Rollway Lake   (17) Round Lake   (18) Ryan Lake   (19) Spring Lake   (20) Spruce Lake   (21) Sugar Lake   (22) West Twin Lake   (23) Woods Lake   (24) Young Lake  

Locale


(1) Houghton Lake Area Historical Village   (2) Nine Mile Hill Rest Area   (3) Sandyoak Rv Park   (4) Twin Lakes Campground   (5) White Deer Country Club  

Oilfield


(1) Headquarters Oil And Gas Field  

Park


(1) Backus Creek State Game Area   (2) Denton Park  

Populated Place


(1) Denton Township Trailer Park   (2) Prudenville  

Post Office


(1) Prudenville Post Office  

Reservoir


(1) Backus Creek Flooding   (2) Backus Lake Flooding   (3) Denton Creek Flooding   (4) Lake James   (5) Little Mud Lake Flooding   (6) Shadow Lake  

School


(1) Our Lady Of The Lake School   (2) Prudenville Elementary School  

Stream


(1) Denton Creek   (2) Knappen Creek   (3) North Branch Denton Creek   (4) Spring Brook  

Summit


(1) Emery Hill   (2) Ninemile Hill  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Backus Township, Michigan

48651 (pop. 5,079)


Cities Nearby Backus Township, Michigan

Prudenville Cdp, MI  (pop. 1,497) 4.2 Miles
Denton Township, MI  (pop. 5,500) 4.8 Miles
Nester Township, MI  (pop. 230) 7.5 Miles
Roscommon Township, MI  (pop. 4,163) 8.0 Miles
Markey Township, MI  (pop. 2,621) 8.6 Miles
Houghton Lake Cdp, MI  (pop. 3,633) 8.8 Miles
St. Helen Cdp, MI  (pop. 3,051) 9.0 Miles
Higgins Township, MI  (pop. 2,128) 11.5 Miles
Franklin Township, MI  (pop. 746) 12.0 Miles
Sherman Township, MI  (pop. 1,023) 12.3 Miles



Area Code(s) in Backus Township, Michigan

989



Elevation in Backus Township, Michigan is 1,129.0 ft. (344.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Backus Township, Michigan

Lat: 44.291712 N        Long: -84.570792 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Backus Township, Michigan need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Michigan

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 7.83 8.14 5.85 9.98 0.00 7.10
  Total Electric Industry 7.83 8.14 5.85 9.98 0.00 7.10
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.06 8.19 5.89 9.16 0.00 7.21
  Total Electric Industry 8.06 8.19 5.89 9.16 0.00 7.21
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.11 8.28 5.90 9.30 0.00 7.23
  Total Electric Industry 8.11 8.28 5.90 9.30 0.00 7.23
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.16 8.02 5.34 9.15 0.00 7.14
  Total Electric Industry 8.16 8.02 5.34 9.15 0.00 7.14
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.93 5.25 10.54 0.00 7.09
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.93 5.25 10.54 0.00 7.09
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.34 7.86 5.13 10.71 0.00 7.05
  Total Electric Industry 8.34 7.86 5.13 10.71 0.00 7.05
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.47 7.94 5.08 10.84 0.00 7.10
  Total Electric Industry 8.47 7.94 5.08 10.84 0.00 7.10
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.57 7.84 4.97 10.88 0.00 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 8.57 7.84 4.97 10.88 0.00 7.04
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 8.67 7.81 5.03 10.74 0.00 7.09
  Total Electric Industry 8.67 7.81 5.03 10.74 0.00 7.09
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.93 2.94 0.00 0.00 2.80
  Full-Service Providers 8.73 7.86 5.05 10.17 0.00 7.14
  Total Electric Industry 8.73 7.85 5.03 10.17 0.00 7.12
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 6.22 5.62 4.91 0.00 0.00 5.03
  Full-Service Providers 8.53 7.90 5.10 10.77 0.00 7.12
  Total Electric Industry 8.52 7.90 5.09 10.77 0.00 7.11
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.78 0.59 0.00 0.00 0.67
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 6.23 4.80 0.00 0.00 5.37
  Full-Service Providers 8.26 7.54 5.08 10.38 0.00 6.98
  Total Electric Industry 8.26 7.54 5.08 10.38 0.00 6.97
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.73 0.29 0.00 0.00 0.55
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.56 4.41 0.00 0.00 5.09
  Full-Service Providers 8.28 7.91 5.04 10.43 0.00 7.15
  Total Electric Industry 8.28 7.79 5.02 10.43 0.00 7.09
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 0.00 0.78 0.48 0.00 0.00 0.51
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 5.18 4.43 0.00 0.00 4.50
  Full-Service Providers 8.35 7.59 4.98 0.00 8.21 7.04
  Total Electric Industry 8.35 7.55 4.96 0.00 8.21 6.85
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 3.13 1.80 0.98 0.00 0.00 1.44
  Energy-Only Providers 6.49 5.42 4.24 0.00 0.00 4.91
  Full-Service Providers 8.33 7.66 4.86 0.00 7.89 7.03
  Total Electric Industry 8.33 7.57 4.92 0.00 7.89 6.94
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 3.22 1.93 0.89 0.00 0.00 1.49
  Energy-Only Providers 6.44 5.78 4.37 0.00 0.00 5.19
  Full-Service Providers 8.40 7.87 5.33 0.00 13.07 7.30
  Total Electric Industry 8.40 7.84 5.32 0.00 13.07 7.23
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 4.69 2.65 1.05 0.00 0.00 1.87
  Energy-Only Providers 5.42 7.00 4.07 0.00 0.00 5.58
  Full-Service Providers 9.77 8.42 6.13 0.00 10.06 8.17
  Total Electric Industry 9.77 8.51 6.05 0.00 10.06 8.14

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Backus Township, Michigan

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 4   (3.8%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 5   (4.7%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 1   (0.9%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 11   (10.4%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 25   (23.6%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 8   (7.5%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 27   (25.5%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 4   (3.8%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 4   (3.8%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 7   (6.6%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 0   (0.0%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 3   (2.8%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 7   (6.6%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 104

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 27

In 3-person carpool : 0

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 0

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 0

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 2

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 0

Other means : 0

Worked at home : 13


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Less than 5 minutes : 3

5 to 9 minutes : 4

10 to 14 minutes : 16

15 to 19 minutes : 14

20 to 24 minutes : 31

25 to 29 minutes : 9

30 to 34 minutes : 12

35 to 39 minutes : 12

40 to 44 minutes : 0

45 to 59 minutes : 10

60 to 89 minutes : 0

90 or more minutes : 22


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Backus Township, Michigan)

With Social Security income : 55

No Social Security income : 85


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Backus Township, Michigan)

With retirement income : 55

No retirement income : 85


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 5

$15,000 to $19,999 : 9

$20,000 to $24,999 : 2

$25,000 to $29,999 : 6

$30,000 to $34,999 : 4

$35,000 to $39,999 : 2

$40,000 to $44,999 : 14

$45,000 to $49,999 : 4

$50,000 to $59,999 : 5

$60,000 to $74,999 : 11

$75,000 to $99,999 : 7

$100,000 to $124,999 : 17

$125,000 to $149,999 : 0

$150,000 to $199,999 : 6

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $50,000


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Backus Township, Michigan

  • WGRY (1230 AM; 0.75 kW; Grayling, MI; Owner: Gannon Broadcasting Systems, Inc.)
  • WGDN (1350 AM; 0.25 kW; Beaverton, MI; Owner: Apple Broadcasting Company, Inc.)

FM Radio Stations Near Backus Township, Michigan

  • WGRY-FM (100.3 FM; Roscommon, MI; Owner: Gannon Broadcasting System's, Inc.)
  • WQON (101.1 FM; Roscommon, MI; Owner: Gannon Broadcasting Systems, Inc)
  • WGDN-FM (103.1 FM; Beaverton, MI; Owner: Apple Broadcasting Company, Inc.)
  • WAIR (104.9 FM; Mc Bain, MI; Owner: Superior Communications)
  • WBMI (105.5 FM; West Branch, MI; Owner: Independent Television Productions Of Michigan, Inc.)
  • WEJC (88.3 FM; Beaverton, MI; Owner: Superior Communications)
  • NEW (90.7 FM; Harrison, MI; Owner: The Country King, Incorporated)
  • WMSD (90.9 FM; Lupton, MI; Owner: Bible Baptist Church School)
  • NEW (91.9 FM; Sterling, MI; Owner: Smile Fm)
  • WTWS (92.1 FM; Harrison, MI; Owner: Coltrace Communications, Inc.)
  • WTWS (92.1 FM; Houghton Lake, MI; Owner: Coltrace Communications, Inc.)
  • WWCM (96.9 FM; Sterling, MI; Owner: Central Michigan University)
  • WMRX-FM (97.7 FM; Beaverton, MI; Owner: Steel Broadcasting, Inc)
  • WUPS (98.5 FM; Houghton Lake, MI; Owner: Coltrace Communications, Inc.)
  • WUPS (98.5 FM; Houghton Lake, MI; Owner: Coltrace Communications, Inc.)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Backus Township, Michigan

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 19  (26.8%)
  • Service Occupations: 11  (15.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 5  (7.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 20  (28.2%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 21  (36.8%)
  • Service Occupations: 10  (17.5%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 26  (45.6%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 0 Farms In Backus Township, Michigan


(updated 2008)



Banks In Backus Township, Michigan

Jpmorgan Chase Bank, National Association - 1 Branches


    Bank Assets: $2b
    Industry Specialization: International
    Total Offices: 5,679

(updated 2014)







Airports Near Backus Township, Michigan

  • Gladwin Zettel Memorial


    (about 22.8 miles in Beaverton, Michigan; Airport Code: GDW)

  • Wexford County


    (about 42.0 miles in Cadillac, Michigan; Airport Code: CAD)

  • Mount Pleasant Municipal


    (about 47.1 miles in Mount Pleasant, Michigan; Airport Code: MOP)

  • Gaylord Regional


    (about 50.3 miles in Gaylord, Michigan; Airport Code: GLR)

  • Miller Field


    (about 54.5 miles in Reed City, Michigan; Airport Code: RCT)

  • Iosco County


    (about 56.8 miles in East Tawas, Michigan; Airport Code: ECA)

  • Antrim County


    (about 57.0 miles in Bellaire, Michigan; Airport Code: ACB)

  • Tri City


    (about 57.9 miles in Freeland, Michigan; Airport Code: MBS)

  • MBS International


    (about 57.9 miles in Freeland, Michigan; Airport Code: MBS)

  • Cherry Capital


    (about 58.7 miles in Traverse City, Michigan; Airport Code: TVC)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Backus Township, Michigan

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

75.61%

Carpooled

3.25%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.0%

Railroad

0.0%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.0%

Walked

1.63%

Other Means

5.69%

Worked At Home

13.82%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Backus Township, Michigan, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 76

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 2

Female householder, no husband present : 14

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 43

Householder not living alone : 5


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 0

Male householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 11

All other households : 129


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 73

Renter-occupied housing units : 3

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 0

Renter-occupied housing units : 2

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 12

Renter-occupied housing units : 2

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 36

Renter-occupied housing units : 12


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 2

$10,000 to $14,999 : 11

$15,000 to $19,999 : 18

$20,000 to $24,999 : 7

$25,000 to $29,999 : 6

$30,000 to $34,999 : 8

$35,000 to $39,999 : 2

$40,000 to $44,999 : 23

$45,000 to $49,999 : 4

$50,000 to $59,999 : 5

$60,000 to $74,999 : 21

$75,000 to $99,999 : 7

$100,000 to $124,999 : 14

$125,000 to $149,999 : 6

$150,000 to $199,999 : 6

$200,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Total : 298


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Occupied : 140

Vacant : 158


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Median number of rooms : 5


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 5

Built 1990 to 1999 : 72

Built 1980 to 1989 : 84

Built 1970 to 1979 : 76

Built 1960 to 1969 : 8

Built 1950 to 1959 : 34

Built 1940 to 1949 : 7

Built 1939 or earlier : 12


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Utility gas : 29

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 79

Electricity : 0

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 0

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 29

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 3

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 3

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 0

$60,000 to $69,999 : 9

$70,000 to $79,999 : 0

$80,000 to $89,999 : 11

$90,000 to $99,999 : 3

$100,000 to $124,999 : 21

$125,000 to $149,999 : 10

$150,000 to $174,999 : 29

$175,000 to $199,999 : 7

$200,000 to $249,999 : 0

$250,000 to $299,999 : 14

$300,000 to $399,999 : 14

$400,000 to $499,999 : 0

$500,000 to $749,999 : 0

$750,000 to $999,999 : 0

$1,000,000 or more : 0


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 0

Home equity loan only : 11

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 41

Housing units without a mortgage : 69


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Backus Township, Michigan)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $98,300

Built 1990 to 1999 : $200,000

Built 1980 to 1989 : $155,800

Built 1970 to 1979 : $152,500

Built 1960 to 1969 :

Built 1950 to 1959 : $106,300

Built 1940 to 1949 :

Built 1939 or earlier : $162,500


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Backus Township, Michigan: 65.5%

Percentage of Family Households in Michigan: 66.0%


(updated 2010)









Median Household Income In 2000 (Backus Township, MI): $32,222
Median Household Income In 2000 (Michigan): $44,667


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Backus Township): $89,600
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Michigan): $110,300


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Backus Township): $492
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Michigan): $546


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Backus Township, Michigan

Utility Gas: 39.0%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 47.9%
Electricity: 0.0%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 1.4%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 11.6%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Backus Township, Michigan are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Backus Township, Michigan

Heartland Home Care Inc. Midla


     Address: 417 West Houghton Avenue, Suite E, West Branch, Michigan 48661
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 8/11/1997

Unity Home Health Care, Llc


     Address: 575 Court Street Suite C, West Branch, Michigan 48661
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 5/31/2006

District Health Dept No 2


     Address: 630 Progress Street, West Branch, Michigan 48661
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Other
     Certified Date: 5/1/1968

Mercy Amicare


     Address: 201 Meadows Drive, Suite A, Grayling, Michigan 49738
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 4/25/1992

Mercy Amicare Homecare


     Address: 7985 Mackinaw Trail, Cadillac, Michigan 49601
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Religious Affiliations
     Certified Date: 4/29/1986

Hospitals Close To Backus Township, Michigan

Midmichigan Medical Center-gladwin


     Address: 515 Quarter Street, Gladwin, Michigan 48624
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

West Branch Regional Medical Center


     Address: 2463 South M-30, West Branch, Michigan 48661
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Government - Local

Midmichigan Medical Center-clare


     Address: 703 N Mcewan St, Clare, Michigan 48617
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Mercy Hospital - Grayling


     Address: 1100 E Michigan Ave, Grayling, Michigan 49738
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Mercy Hospital - Cadillac


     Address: 400 Hobart St, Cadillac, Michigan 49601
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Church

Nursing Homes Close To Backus Township, Michigan

Gladwin Nursing And Rehabilitation Community


     Address: 3270 Pratt Lake Rd, Gladwin, Michigan 48624
     Ownership: For Profit - Partnership
     Number of Residents: 52
     Percent Occupied: 87%

Midmichigan Gladwin Pines Nh


     Address: 449 Quarter Street, Gladwin, Michigan 48624
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 106
     Percent Occupied: 88%

King Nursing & Rehabilitation Community


     Address: 2280 Tower Hill Rd, Houghton Lake, Michigan 48629
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 56
     Percent Occupied: 92%

Hilltop Manor Health Care Center


     Address: 1290 E Michigan Hwy, Roscommon, Michigan 48653
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 104
     Percent Occupied: 88%

Bortz Health Care Of West Branch


     Address: 445 S Valley St, West Branch, Michigan 48661
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 70
     Percent Occupied: 78%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Backus Township, Michigan

Name: Kewaunee
Address: N490 Highway 42; Kewaunee, WI 54216-9510
Distance: 149 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Backus Township, Michigan

    Retired Workers: 1,260
    Disabled Workers: 240
    Widowers Workers: 140
    Spouses Workers: 105
    Children Workers: 70


(updated 2007)



Roscommon County, Michigan Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 47.43%
  • Bush & Cheney 51.28%
  • Other 1.29%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Backus Township, Michigan citizens.

Relocation to Roscommon County, MI

7.25 % of Roscommon County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $43,268

Michigan Average 5.24 %

10 or fewer residents relocated from other nations

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Roscommon County, MI (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Wayne County , MI 0.66 % ($46,797 AGI )
  • Genesee County , MI 0.63 % ($48,361 AGI )
  • Oakland County , MI 0.54 % ($89,365 AGI )

Relocation away from Roscommon County, MI

6.73 % of Roscommon County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $27,817

Michigan Average 5.98 %

10 or fewer residents relocated to other nations

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Roscommon County, MI (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Oakland County , MI 0.39 % ($32,158 AGI )
  • Crawford County , MI 0.38 % ($22,703 AGI )
  • Ogemaw County , MI 0.30 % ($17,586 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Michigan

Low Bracket: $0 (4.35%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (4.35%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Michigan

6.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Backus Township, Michigan is based on over 50 years of data.





















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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Backus Township, Michigan directly or research local government web sites.



Number of Sex Offenders In Michigan

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
36,233 38,032 41,145 48,000 43,613 45,717 46,122 39,795 40,692 40,909


(updated 2014)



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