Quincy, Massachusetts

Quincy: A city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. It is located on the coast of Massachusetts Bay in southeastern Massachusetts. Quincy is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the John Adams National Historical Park and the Quincy Museum.

About

Quincy is a city located in the county of Norfolk in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 92,271 and a population density of 1,324 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 94,421 inhabitants.

The city was created 399 years ago in 1624.

Quincy is a city located south of Boston in Norfolk County, Massachusetts. It was first settled in 1625 and officially incorporated as its own town in 1792. The city was named after Colonel John Quincy, grandfather of President John Quincy Adams.

Quincy was home to two presidents - John Adams and John Quincy Adams. It also played a key role in the American Revolution with events like the passage of the Quincy Resolves in 1774 denouncing "taxation without representation". Shipbuilding and granite quarrying were major early industries.

Key Local Industries and Attractions

Some of the major industries, employers and attractions in Quincy today include:

  • Financial services - State Street Bank, Hancock Bank
  • Healthcare - Quincy Medical Center
  • Tourism - Adams National Historical Park, USS Salem, Marina Bay
  • Higher education - Quincy College, Eastern Nazarene College
  • Manufacturing - food processing, medical devices, plastics

Popular things to do in Quincy include visiting historic sites like the Adams National Historical Park, enjoying the scenic Marina Bay waterfront, and exploring the restaurants and shops in downtown Quincy.

Demographics and Local Culture

As of the 2020 census, Quincy had a population of 94,472 people. Nearly 25% of residents are Asian, making it one of the most diverse cities in Massachusetts. Over 22% of residents are under 18 years old.

Quincy has a unique culture shaped by its diversity, education levels and historic New England roots. The city hosts popular events like Flag Day, Independence Day celebrations, ethnic festivals and more. Locals also enjoy the performing arts, sports and an array of cuisines.

With its rich history, natural beauty, and educated population, Quincy has developed into a thriving suburban city that cherishes tradition while embracing progress.

Quincy locator map
Location of Quincy on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Quincy

Population : 94,421 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Norfolk County
Postal code : 02169–02171
Phone Area Codes : 413
Area : 69.68 km2
Named for : John Quincy
Altitude : 30 feet / 9 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1625 (399 years ago)
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 09:14:29 (22nd June 2024)
Density : 1,355 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.28% (2010-2020)
Quincy MA Town Hall 1844 image
Quincy MA Town Hall 1844
Quincy MA Town Hall 1844 image

Geography

Quincy is located at 42°15'10"N 71°0'8"W (42.2528800, -71.0022700).

Quincy map

Quincy has 1 neighbours.

  • Boston The twenty-first most populous city in the United States and the center of the Boston metropolitan area. It is located on the Atlantic coast in northeastern Massachusetts. Boston is a major center for education and is home to Harvard University and the Boston Celtics basketball team.

Demographics

The population of Quincy increased by 2.28% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 92,271 - census
2011 92,544 0.29% estimation process
2012 92,973 0.46% estimation process
2013 93,470 0.53% estimation process
2014 93,685 0.23% estimation process
2015 93,766 0.09% estimation process
2016 94,130 0.39% estimation process
2017 94,322 0.2% estimation process
2018 94,403 0.09% estimation process
2019 94,470 0.07% estimation process
2020 94,421 -0.05% estimation process

Quincy zip code is 02169. County name: Norfolk, County fips: 25021

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People born in Quincy (127)

People born in Quincy, including actress Lee Remick, actress and writer Ruth Gordon, academic Mary Parker Follett, .

List

  • Illeana Douglas (American actress, director, screenwriter, and producer) she was born in 25/07/1965
  • Carl Andre (American artist) he was born in 16/09/1935
  • John Cheever (American novelist and short story writer) he was born in 27/05/1912
  • Charles Francis Adams III (Secretary of the Navy (1866-1954)) he was born in 02/08/1866
  • Mike Mottau (American ice hockey player) he was born in 19/03/1978
  • Sandy Skoglund (American photographer) she was born in 11/09/1946
  • Doug Nolan (American ice hockey player) he was born in 05/01/1976
  • Gene Wood (American game show announcer (1925-2004)) he was born in 20/10/1925
  • Ed McGuinness (artist) he was born in 01/03/1974
  • Thomas Cushing (First Massachusetts Lieutenant Governor, briefly acting governor (1725-1788)) he was born in 24/03/1725
  • Bill Dana (American comedian, actor, and screenwriter (1924-2017)) he was born in 05/10/1924
  • Bill Delahunt (American politician) he was born in 18/07/1941
  • Brooks Adams (American political writer (1848-1927)) he was born in 24/06/1848
  • William Rand (American publisher) he was born in 02/05/1828
  • Bill Chase (American trumpeter) he was born in 20/10/1934
  • Donald W. MacArdle (American engineer, chemistry professor, conductor) he was born in 03/07/1897
  • Joseph Newhall Lincoln (American university teacher (1892-1945)) he was born in 06/11/1892
  • James H. Maloney (American politician) he was born in 17/09/1948

Schools in Quincy

College & universities near Quincy, MA

Code Name City ZIP
167525 Quincy College Quincy (MA) 02169
166805 Massachusetts School of Barbering Quincy (MA) 02169
165644 Eastern Nazarene College Quincy (MA) 02170-2999
165264 Laboure College Milton (MA) 02186
484057 Jupiter Beauty Academy Boston (MA) 02122-2834

Stations (20)

Amtrak & bus stations near Quincy, MA

Code Name Address Type
BOS South Station 2 South Station RAIL
BBY Back Bay station 145 Dartmouth St. RAIL
BON North Station 100 Legends Way RAIL
RTE Route 128 station 50 University Ave RAIL
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL

Post offices near Quincy

Post Office Name City ZIP
Quincy Post Office Quincy (MA) 02169
North Quincy Carrier Annex Post Office Quincy (MA) 02170
Wollaston Post Office Quincy (MA) 02170
Milton Post Office Milton (MA) 02186
North Quincy Post Office Quincy (MA) 02171

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Other cities in Norfolk County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Norfolk County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Brookline 59,022 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Weymouth 58,104 The most populous city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
Franklin 34,711 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Randolph 34,260 City in Massachusetts
Needham 31,537 Town in Massachusetts
Norwood 29,737 Town and census-designated place in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Stoughton 28,891 City in Wisconsin
Wellesley 28,684 Town in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Milton 27,537 Town in Massachusetts
Walpole 26,582 Town in New Hampshire, United States
Dedham 25,345 Town in Massachusetts
Canton 24,029 Town in Massachusetts, United States
Sharon 18,864 City in Massachusetts
Foxborough 18,398 Town in Massachusetts
Bellingham 17,336 Town of the United States
Westwood 16,384 Town in Massachusetts, USA

Distance to Other Cities

Quincy distances to largest Massachusetts cities