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Quincy

Quincy Apartments

Quincy is a city located in Norfolk County, Massachusetts and bears the nickname “The City of Presidents”. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 88,025. Quincy was formed in 1792 and named for Colonel John Quincy, and was originally part of Braintree. Contrary to appearances, the city’s name is pronounced as “Kwin-zee”. It is also jokingly referred to as “God’s Country” by some of its residents.

Quincy was the birthplace of the noted minimalist artist, Carl Andre, presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and surf guitarist Dick Dale. Howard Johnson’s and Dunkin Donuts also started here.

The median income for a household in the city was $47,121, and the median income for a family was $59,735. Males had a median income of $40,720 versus $34,238 for females. The per capita income for the city was $26,001. 7.3% of the population and 5.2% of families were below the poverty line. 10.1% of those under the age of 18 and 7.0% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line.