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Welcome to Quincy ...

The city of Quincy is located in Adams County<1> and is the County Seat for Adams County.

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.

  • Hannibal [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hannibal
    • Hannibal [Marion County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the south of Quincy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,346 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hannibal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hannibal<8>
  • Palmyra [Marion County]
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    • Palmyra [Marion County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southwest of Quincy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<8>
  • Canton [Lewis County]
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    • Canton [Lewis County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Quincy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,302 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canton have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<8>
  • Camp Point [Adams County]
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    • Camp Point [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Quincy
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,093 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camp Point have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Point
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Point<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Payson [Adams County]
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      • Payson [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Quincy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 990 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Payson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Payson<8>
    • Mendon [Adams County]
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      • Mendon [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northeast of Quincy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 961 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mendon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mendon<8>
    • La Grange [Lewis County]
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      • La Grange [Lewis County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Quincy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 892 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for La Grange have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on La Grange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for La Grange<8>
    • Ursa [Adams County]
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      • Ursa [Adams County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the north of Quincy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 605 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ursa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ursa<8>
    • Liberty [Adams County]
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      • Liberty [Adams County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the east of Quincy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 503 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Liberty<8>
    • Hull [Pike County]
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      • Hull [Pike County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the southeast of Quincy
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<9> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hull<8>

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.

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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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Illinois' counties, including Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Quincy. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Quincy refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Quincy may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Quincy.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Quincy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Quincy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Quincy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Quincy includes: 62301, 62305 & 62306.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Quincy) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Quincy. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Quincy

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Quincy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9356, Longitude: -91.3966    
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<9>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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