Quincy is a medium-sized city located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 39,949 people and 15 constituent neighborhoods, Quincy is the 41st largest community in Illinois.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Quincy is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.03%), sales jobs (12.10%), and management occupations (7.38%).
One of the benefits of Quincy is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 15.15 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Quincy citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.86% of adults in Quincy have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Quincy in 2018 was $29,049, which is middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $116,196 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Quincy is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.