Profile for Quincy, Massachusetts, MA
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Quincy is a city in Norfolk County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after Col. John Quincy, local resident.
The latitude of Quincy is 42.252N. The longitude is -71.002W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 33 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 89,059.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Quincy demographic reports
Quincy is on Boston Harbor.
Former and merged names include:
· Mount Wollaston
The first American railroad - a 3-mile line from the Quincy granite quarry to the Neponset River - was built here in 1826.
Local quarries provided granite for the Bunker Hill Monument.
Scottish immigrants moved to the region to become quarrymen and granite-cutters.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 316. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2003 movie, "Mystic River"
· 2006 movie, "The Departed"
· 1997 movie, "Good Will Hunting"
Well-known residents have included:
· Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams
· John Cheever, writer
· Lee Remick, actress
· Bill Dana, comic actor
· Ruth Gordon, actress
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks, Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
- Summer Festival - July 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Quincy web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Quincy Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Adams National Historic Site, John Adams & John Quincy Adams Birthplaces
Colleges and universities:
Eastern Nazarene College, Quincy College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 102
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Ancestry & family history
4% of Quincy residents report German ancestry, and 31% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Quincy ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Quincy was $26,001, compared with $21,587 nationally.
32% of Quincy residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Median rent in Quincy, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $744. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,340.
Libraries in Quincy include Adams Shore Branch Library, Thomas Crane Public Library, Wollaston Branch Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Quincy include Quincy Patriot Ledger
The average commute time for Quincy workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Quincy between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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