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 101,636 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.

Quincy is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 87.09% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Quincy is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Quincy who work in office and administrative support (10.89%), management occupations (10.80%), and business and financial occupations (9.43%).

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.

One thing that you will notice about Quincy is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Quincy a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Quincy, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.76 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.

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 education level of Quincy ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Quincy, 45.64% 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 $42,847, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $171,388 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 32.89% of the city’s population.

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