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Quincy, MA
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Living in Quincy



Quincy is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 101,727 people and 23 associated neighborhoods, Quincy is the seventh largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Quincy was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Housing costs in Quincy are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Also of interest is that Quincy has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

A relatively large number of people in Quincy telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 15.06% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another interesting thing about Quincy, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

Quincy is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

One downside of living in Quincy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.31 minutes every day commuting to work. It is, however, a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of its neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot. In addition, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Quincy use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Quincy‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Quincy ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Quincy, 46.87% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Quincy in 2018 was $50,115, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $200,460 for a family of four. However, Quincy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Quincy is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Quincy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Quincy residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Quincy include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Quincy's cultural character, accounting for 33.03% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Quincy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Vietnamese.