Your small town to live large

Quality of Life | Right On Q

To us, being Right On Q permeates every aspect of live in Quincy & Adams County. It’s about hard, honest work. It’s about excellent schools. It’s about developing a highly skilled workforce. It’s about working to make downtown  vibrant place to work, play and live.

Up and down the Mississippi, and far and wide, Quincy is known for majestic old homes. For companies that have made names around the world. For the region’s outstanding healthcare. For esteemed educational institutions that she our name and heritage. For its gentle way of living.

Learn more about | Quincy & Adams County Right On Q

Cost of Living

Based on national average of 100

Overall 81.7
Housing 59 (median cost $110k)
Transportation 79


Affordable housing & excellent schools
Regional healthcare & recreational activities
Variety of shopping & dining experiences
Arts & entertainment cultural hub

Average Commute Time | 13.6 minutes

Four seasons in the heart of the Midwest
Average Temperature | 63.1° F – 43.8° F
Average Precipitation | 36.74 inches per year


Population | 67,081
Median Household Income | $47,315
Median Age | 40.6

Housing Statistics

Average Household Size | 2.35 persons
Owner Occupied Housing | 70.7 %
Average Home Value | $124,868


Investing in the future

$89 million referendum to build new schools
Paid tuition programs for in-demand technical careers
Scholarship credits for high school students
Training, retaining & recruiting a qualified workforce

Download | Economic Development Guide – Education Details Page 3

Parks & Recreation

Enjoy hunting and boating on the Mississippi River with 1000 acres of parkland in the Quincy Park District for year round activities. There are 14 playgrounds sites, swimming pools, 241-slip marina, 27-hole public golf course, athletic fields and fishing lake, as well as additional development of a biking/walking trail.

Quincy Park District 

Friends of the Trails – biking/walking trail development

Arts & Culture

World-class cultural opportunities for all ages including 10 museums, 4 national historic architectural district, Symphony Orchestra, Community Theater, Art Center, Opera Company, Music Association, as well as annual festivals and seasonal events.

See Quincy – Tourism events & activities, Convention & Visitors Bureau

Arts Quincy – America’s 1st Community Arts Council, Representing visual, performance & humanities


The healthcare hub of the tri-state region with three major medical centers.

Blessing HospitalThe largest and most sophisticated medical center in a 100-mile radius with a medical staff of more than 240 physicians, and a team of more than 2000.

Quincy Medical Group – A leading multi specialty group practice in the Midwest. Over 150 physicians and advanced practice providers in 30 medical and surgical specialties.

SIU Center for Family Medicine – Providing care as part of the Family Practice Residency Program of the SIU School of Medicine.

The District | Dynamic Downtown District

Live | Work | Play Lifestyle

Premier destination for dining, entertainment and shopping. With the backdrop of our historic architecture, The District merges the past with a touch of modern to bring customers all the modern conveniences they would want.

The District – Your guide to downtown happenings

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