Quincy, Massachusetts

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Quincy, Massachusetts
City of Quincy
Downtown Quincy in 2018
Downtown Quincy in 2018
Flag of Quincy, Massachusetts
Flag
Official seal of Quincy, Massachusetts
Seal
Nickname(s): 
"City of Presidents"
Motto(s): 
"Manet"
  (Latin)
"It Remains"
Location of Quincy in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Location of Quincy in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Quincy is located in the United States
Quincy
Quincy
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°15′N 71°0′W / 42.250°N 71.000°W / 42.250; -71.000Coordinates: 42°15′N 71°0′W / 42.250°N 71.000°W / 42.250; -71.000
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Norfolk
RegionNew England
Settled1625
Incorporated (town)1792
Incorporated (city)1888
Named forJohn Quincy
Government
 • TypeMayor–council
 • MayorThomas P. Koch
 • City Council
  • Ward 2: Brad L. Croall (President)
  • At-Large: Anne M. Mahoney
  • At-Large: Noel DiBona
  • At-Large: Nina Liang
  • Ward 1: David F. McCarthy
  • Ward 3: Ian C. Cain
  • Ward 4: Brian Palmucci
  • Ward 5: Kirsten L. Hughes
  • Ward 6: William Harris
Area
 • Total26.91 sq mi (69.69 km2)
 • Land16.57 sq mi (42.92 km2)
 • Water10.33 sq mi (26.77 km2)
Elevation
30 ft (9 m)
Highest elevation
517 ft (158 m)
Lowest elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Population
 • Total92,271
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
94,470
 • Density5,700.24/sq mi (2,200.90/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP Code
02169, 02170, 02171
Area code(s)617 and 857
FIPS code25-55745
GNIS feature ID0617701
Websitewww.quincyma.gov

Quincy is a city in Norfolk County in the U.S. State of Massachusetts. It is part of Metropolitan Boston. It is named after Colonel John Quincy, who was Abigail Adams' mother's father. Quincy also had Adams' son, John Quincy Adams, named after him. It is the birthplace of John Adams, the second U.S. President, and Adams' son, John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. President. It was settled in 1625 and officially founded in 1792.

References[change | change source]

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  2. Cite error: The named reference 2010census was used but no text was provided for refs named (see the help page).
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.