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Overview

Introduction to Quincy, Florida

Located in Gadsden county, Quincy, Florida, is 21 miles NW of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center) and 176 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is located in the Tallahassee metropolitan area.

Quincy History

The area known as Quincy holds a seat on Gadsden county, established in the year 1823. The county was named in honor of James Gadsden of South Carolina, who served as Florida's aide-de-camp in the year 1818. The city of Quincy was named in honor of John Quincy Adams. The community used to be a busy tobacco center; however, by the 1960s the industry declined. The patrons of one of the cities' local banks became extremely successful when they bought stock in the Coca-Cola Company, which at the time was a small company.

Quincy and Nearby Attractions

  • Alfred B Maclay State Gardens.
  • Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science.
  • Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park.
  • Museum of Florida History.
  • Three Rivers State Park.
  • Knott House Museum.

Things To Do In Quincy

The Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, Gulf Specimen Aquarium and Marine Laboratory and Dezell House are located in Quincy. Golf courses include the Havana Golf & Country Club, Jake Gaither Golf Course and Golf Club of Quincy. The Gadsden County Public Library is also in the area. The parks in the area include Edward Ball Wakulla Springs State Park, Lake Talquin State Park and Alfred B Maclay State Gardens.

Quincy Transportation

The nearest airport is the Tallahassee Regional Airport.

Quincy Higher Education

Higher education is available at Albany State University, Valdosta State University and Florida State University.

People

Total Population 7,947
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,600
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 34%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $41,241
% Above Poverty Level 72.3%
% Below Poverty Level 27.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $670
Median House Value $102,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 70.9%
US/American 0%
English 3.9%
Irish 2.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Quincy Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles NW of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 176 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Gadsden
Metro Area Tallahassee
Standard Zip Codes 32351, 32352
P.O. Box Zip Codes 32353
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.586
Longitude -84.594

Quincy Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station QUINCY 3 SSW
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Station TALLAHASSEE MUNICIPAL AP
Distance 19.5 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 64 F
Apr Temp 53 to 80 F
Jul Temp 73 to 92 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 63.2 inches
Station MONTICELLO 3 W
Distance 40.5 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 62 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Quincy, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Mount Pleasant (32352)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chattahoochee 3,229 $48,239
Greensboro 664 $44,861
Gretna 1,271 $33,267
Havana 1,895 $60,435
Midway 3,234 $56,923
Tallahassee 187,024 $62,913

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Quincy Public Libraries

Library
Gadsden County Public Library
341 EAST JEFFERSON STREET
Quincy, Florida
(850) 627-7106

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Quincy High Schools

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CARTER PARRAMORE ACADEMY
631 S STEWART STREET
850-627-6030
A Title I School.
Serves 67 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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35 MARTIN LUTHER KING BOU
850-627-9651
A Special Education School
Serves 37 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 7.4

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631 S STEWART STREET
850-627-6030
A Non-traditional School
Serves 13 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

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