Backus is a city of Cass county in the U.S. state of Minnesota. Backus is a part of the Brainerd MSA. Total area of Backus is about 1.7 sq. kms and the city is elevated at a height of about 1345 ft. from sea level. There are two highways which cross the community town. There is a radio station in the city which serves the local community. Inhabitants if this small town are primarily engaged with trade and services apart from the education sector.