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Quincy, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Quincy is the 8th largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 98,882 as of July 1, 2019. Quincy ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Quincy is located at latitude 42.2529 and longitude -71.0023 in Norfolk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Quincy encompass a land area of 16.57 sq. miles and a water area of 10.34 sq. miles. Norfolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Quincy (GNIS ID: 619461) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Quincy: Braintree, Brantree, City Presidents.

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Quincy, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Quincy, MA Housing Affordability Index is 76
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Quincy, MA Wealth Index is 86
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 98,882
Population in Households 97,495
Population in Familes 68,424
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,387
Population Density 5,968
Diversity Index1 61
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $73,282
Average Household Income $94,146
Per Capita Income $41,144
Wealth Index3 86

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 45,428 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 20,356 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 22,813 (50.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,259 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $441,961
Housing Affordability Index2 76
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 43,169
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 22,102
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.75% 0.71%
Households 0.65% 0.67%
Families 0.51% 0.58%
Median Household Income   3.24%
Per Capita Income   3.3%

Quincy, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Quincy to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 8 97th
Population Density # 17 93rd
Diversity Index # 27 89th
Median Household Income # 139 44th
Per Capita Income # 123 50th

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