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 101,119 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Quincy is the seventh largest community in Massachusetts. Quincy has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 11.69% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
One of the nice things about Quincy is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Quincy is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Quincy, the average commute to work is 34.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of Quincy’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Quincy is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Quincy, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Quincy are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.64% of adults in Quincy have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Quincy in 2018 was $45,634, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $182,536 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.
In addition, Quincy has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (33.05%).
The most common language spoken in Quincy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Vietnamese.