Quincy, Illinois

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Quincy, known as the "Gem City", is a city on the Mississippi River and county seat of Adams County, Illinois, United States. As of the 2000 census the city had 40,366 people. However, the population of Quincy is sometimes confusing to residents and onlookers alike in the fact that there are an estimated 112,000 people in the area when including the Hannibal micropolitan area as well as other municipalities in the direct vicinity (see "geography section").[3] The community is a river city and was built on top of limestone bluffs. Quincy serves as the economic and cultural hub of West-Central Illinois and is the primary city of the Quincy, IL–MO Micropolitan Statistical Area. In the fall of 2010 Quincy was listed as eighth in the top fifteen small cities to raise a family in the United States by Forbes magazine for its commute times, high school graduation rate, median household income, home ownership rate and cost of living.[4]



Early history

Quincy sits on the banks of the Mississippi River. For centuries the site was home to Sauk, Fox and Kickapoo Native American tribes.

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