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Overview

Introduction to Quincy, Illinois

Quincy, Illinois, in Adams county, is 84 miles NE of Columbia, Missouri (center to center) and 108 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri.

Quincy History

The Sauk, Kickapoo, and Fox Native American tribes were original inhabitants of the city now known as Quincy. The area was first settled by the whites in 1819. John Wood was the founder of Quincy. At that time, the area was known as Bluffs. In 1825, the area was renamed Quincy in honor of the sixth United States' President, John Quincy Adams. It became the Adams County seat in the same year.

Quincy and nearby Attractions

  • Quincy Museum
  • All Wars Museum
  • Mark Twain National Wildlife Refuge Complex
  • Villa Katherine Castle
  • Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design
  • Siloam Springs State Park

Things To Do In Quincy

There are a number of sites in Qunicy that are of architectural and historical importance including the Quincy Museum, Gardner Museum of Architecture and Design, Villa Katherine Castle, Quincy Art Center, and the John Wood Mansion. Quincy also organizes The Pepsi Little People's Golf Championships every year. In addition, the city organizes several other festivals and events such as the Mid-Summer Arts Faire, Dogwood Festival, Christmas Candelight Tour, and Movies on the Muddy.

Quincy Transportation

Air transportation is available from Quincy Regional - Baldwin Field Airport.

Quincy Higher Education

John Wood Community College, Gem City College, Blessing Rieman College of Nursing, Quincy University, and Vatterott College are the local colleges and universities.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,689
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+18,656
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married47.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.8%
Median Earnings25+$33,355
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,054
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,825

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,140
% Above Poverty Level83.8%
% Below Poverty Level16.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time14 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone36.2%
Median Gross Rent$592
Median House Value$105,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.3%
Irish12.8%
English7.8%
Italian2.8%
Scottish1.7%
French Except Basque1.6%
Swedish1.4%
Dutch1%
Norwegian0.8%
African0.7%
Polish0.7%
Welsh0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Russian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Arab0.2%
Turkish0.1%
West Indian0.1%
British0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Belgian0.1%
German0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Quincy Almanac

CategoryValue
County Adams County
Standard Zip Codes62301, 62305
P.O. Box Zip Codes62306
Phone Area Codes217
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude39.93
Approximate Longitude-91.38

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)

StationQUINCY DAM 21
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 34 F
Apr Temp41 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 66 F
Annual Precip35.6 inches
StationQUINCY BALDWIN AP
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 33 F
Apr Temp43 to 63 F
Jul Temp67 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip38.4 inches
StationSTEFFENVILLE
Distance25.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip36.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Coatsburg155$47,000
Columbus115$42,917
Mendon935$63,750
Payson1,242$54,615
Plainville334$43,393

Quincy Public Libraries

Quincy Public Library
526 JERSEY STREET
Quincy, Illinois
(217) 223-1309

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Quincy Hospitals

Blessing Hospital At 14th Street
(Non-profit)
1415 Vermont Street
(217) 223-1200
Blessing Hospital
(Non-profit)
Broadway At 11th Street
(217) 223-5811

Quincy Public Schools

Academic Behavior&community Acad
1416 Maine St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 222-0281
High
Total Enrollment 15
Adams County Rssp
1416 Maine St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 223-1065
High
Total Enrollment 45
Adams Elementary School
2001 Jefferson St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 222-2530
Primary
Total Enrollment 354
Baldwin Intermediate
3000 Maine St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 223-0003
Middle
Total Enrollment 1438
Berrian School
1327 S 8th St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 228-7691
Primary
Total Enrollment 192
Central 3-4 Middle School
301 Hanna St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 696-4652
Primary
Total Enrollment 146
Dewey Elementary School
2040 Cherry St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 228-7117
Primary
Total Enrollment 255
Early Childhood
401 S 8th St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 228-7121
Primary
Total Enrollment 501
Ellington Elementary School
3001 Lindell Ave
ZIP: 62301
(217) 222-5697
Primary
Total Enrollment 325
Madison School
2435 Maine St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 223-6096
Primary
Total Enrollment 398
Quincy Jr High School
100 S 14th St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 222-3073
Middle
Total Enrollment 1397
Quincy Sr High School
3322 Maine St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 224-3770
High
Total Enrollment 1365
Washington Elementary School
1400 N 8th St
ZIP: 62301
(217) 222-4059
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Adams Co Juvenile Detention Cntr
200 N 52nd St
ZIP: 62305
(217) 223-8700
Other
Total Enrollment 7
Monroe Elementary School
3211 Payson Rd
ZIP: 62305
(217) 223-8871
Primary
Total Enrollment 255

Quincy Private Schools

Blessed Sacrament Catholic School
1115 S 7th St
ZIP: 62301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 142
Chaddock
205 S 24th St
ZIP: 62301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 62
Quincy Area Christian School Association
1236 N 10th St
ZIP: 62301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
Quincy Notre Dame High School
1400 S 11th St
ZIP: 62301
Secondary
Total Enrollment 386
St James Lutheran School
900 S 17th St
ZIP: 62301
Elementary
Total Enrollment 99
Transitions School
732 Hampshire St
ZIP: 62301
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 16
St Dominic Elementary School
4100 Columbus Rd
ZIP: 62305
Elementary
Total Enrollment 131
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