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Quincy is a city of 101,636 residents, of whom 5,214, or 5.1%, identify as Latino or Hispanic, according to the 2020 Decennial Census. (Statewide, Latino residents constitute 12.6% of the total population.) In Quincy, the largest resident population is Whites (54.2%), followed by Asians (30.7%) and Blacks (5.4%).

Between the 2010 and 2020 Decennial Censuses, Quincy experienced 10.1% population growth, slightly higher than the state’s 7.4% growth. Latinos, however, increased by a much higher percentage in Quincy (68.8%) than statewide (41.4%). The Asian population grew by 41.0%, and the Black population increased by 36.3%. Similar to many other cities and towns, the White population in Quincy declined by 8.9%.

The remainder of this profile uses 2017-2021 American Community Survey data in order to analyze the demographic and economic characteristics presented in this profile.

Like most other cities and towns in the metro region, Quincy has long been a destination for international migrants. Today, the city has a greater share of foreign-born residents (33.0%) than the Commonwealth as a whole (17.3%). This is also the case among Latinos. In Quincy, 35.5% of the Latino population is foreign-born, slightly more than the 32.1% foreign-born among Latino statewide.

The Latino population in Quincy is a mix of Latinos of different origins. Puerto Ricans are the largest single group in Quincy, and Dominicans are the second largest, followed by Peruvians, Colombians, and Mexicans. Statewide, the five largest Latino populations in Massachusetts in order of size are Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, Salvadorans, Guatemalans, and Mexicans. Puerto Ricans, who are citizens, are not counted among the foreign-born regardless of where they were born.

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Part of the UMass Boston Community-Engaged Teaching, Research, and Service Series. //



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