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Welcome to Quincy ...

The coastal city of Quincy is located in Norfolk County<1>.

When the people of Quincy refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Quincyan<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Quincy has a population of 94,513 people<3> (see below for details).

Quincy was settled in 1625.

The community of Quincy is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Quincy lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Telephone area codes for Quincy: (617) and (857)<5>

The ZIP codes for Quincy: 02169-02171, 02269<6>

Websites for Quincy ...

Official Website: www.ci.quincy.ma.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Quincy had an population of 94,513 people. This is an increase of 2.43% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 7.37% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Quincy had a population of 92,271 people (which is 13.75% of the total population of Norfolk County). This makes Quincy the county's most populous community.

The population of Quincy represents 1.41% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 92,271 people, the population of Quincy increased 4.82% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 88,025 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Quincy.

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, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, 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.

  • Boston [Suffolk County]
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    • Boston [Suffolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Quincy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691,531 people
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  • Cambridge [Middlesex County]
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    • Cambridge [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Quincy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 119,192 people
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  • Brockton [Plymouth County]
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    • Brockton [Plymouth County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<7> to the south of Quincy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 95,770 people
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  • Lynn [Essex County]
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    • Lynn [Essex County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<7> to the north of Quincy
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 94,539 people
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newton [Middlesex County]
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      • Newton [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Quincy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87,803 people
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    • Somerville [Middlesex County]
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      • Somerville [Middlesex County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the northwest of Quincy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 80,935 people
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    • Waltham [Middlesex County]
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      • Waltham [Middlesex County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Quincy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,069 people
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    • Medford [Middlesex County]
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      • Medford [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the northwest of Quincy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60,847 people
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    • Malden [Middlesex County]
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      • Malden [Middlesex County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the north of Quincy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,922 people
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    • Brookline [Norfolk County]
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      • Brookline [Norfolk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the northwest of Quincy
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 59,022 people
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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 34 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Quincy, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Quincy.

Adding Quincy to Our Gazetteer ...

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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Quincy was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Quincy on a map titled George#&160;F. Cram Map (1901).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Quincy on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Massachusetts

About Norfolk County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Quincy: www.ci.quincy.ma.us/

The official website for Norfolk County: www.norfolkcounty.org/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Massachusetts' counties, including Norfolk, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Quincy.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Quincy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (857) is an overlay for area code (617).
<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: 02169, 2170 & 02171.
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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 QuincyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Quincy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2518, Longitude: -71.0039    






















 

 

 

 

 


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