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Welcome to Quincy ...
The pronunciation of Quincy: KWIN-see<2>
When the people of Quincy refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Quincyan<3>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Quincy has a population of 39,949 people<4> (see below for details).
Quincy was established in 1819.
The community of Quincy is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<5>.
Time Zone: Quincy lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
The telephone area code for Quincy: (217)
The ZIP codes for Quincy: 62301, 62305-62306<6>
Websites for Quincy ...
Official Website: www.ci.quincy.il.us/
Chamber of Commerce: www.quincychamber.org/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Quincy had an population of 39,949 people. This is a decrease of 1.68% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.03% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Quincy had a population of 40,633 people (or 60.55% of the total population of Adams County). This makes Quincy the county's most populous community.
The population of Quincy represents 0.32% of the population of Illinois (which has 12,830,632 people), making it the state's 41st most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 40,633 people, the population of Quincy has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (which had a count of 40,366 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Quincy.
Adding Quincy to Our Gazetteer ...
As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.
We originally found mention of Quincy in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, we also found mention of Quincy elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Quincy on our Genealogy Page.
Communities Also Named Quincy ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 27 communities that are also named Quincy - they are located in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Quincy.
Communities near Quincy ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Quincy.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Quincy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Quincy.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Quincy. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Quincy.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Quincy. Our list includes 84 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Quincy.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Quincy ...
Looking for more information about Quincy? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Quincy, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Quincy.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Quincy: www.ci.quincy.il.us/
The official website for Adams County: www.co.adams.il.us/
The official website for State of Illinois: https://illinois.gov
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This page was last modified: 11 May 2021