Quincy, IL
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Quincy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 40,780 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Quincy is the 41st largest community in Illinois.

Quincy is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Quincy is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Quincy who work in office and administrative support (14.67%), sales jobs (14.12%), and food service (7.16%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.61 minutes getting to work every day.

The population of Quincy overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Quincy, 22.04% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Quincy in 2010 was $22,995, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $91,980 for a family of four. However, Quincy contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Quincy home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Quincy residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Quincy include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Quincy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.