Quincy, Massachusetts

city in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States

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.

Quincy, Massachusetts
City of Quincy
Downtown Quincy in 2018
Downtown Quincy in 2018
Flag of Quincy, Massachusetts
Official seal of Quincy, Massachusetts
"City of Presidents"
"It Remains"
Location of Quincy in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Location of Quincy in Norfolk County, Massachusetts
Quincy is located in the United States
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
Incorporated (town)1792
Incorporated (city)1888
Named forJohn Quincy
 • 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
 • Total26.91 sq mi (69.69 km2)
 • Land16.57 sq mi (42.92 km2)
 • Water10.33 sq mi (26.77 km2)
30 ft (9 m)
Highest elevation
517 ft (158 m)
Lowest elevation
0 ft (0 m)
 • Total92,271
 • Estimate 
 • Density5,700.24/sq mi (2,200.90/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (Eastern)
ZIP Code
02169, 02170, 02171
Area codes617 and 857
FIPS code25-55745
GNIS feature ID0617701

References Edit

  1. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  2. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.