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Quincy is a city in Grant County, Washington, United States. The population was 5,044 at the 2000 census.
Quincy was a founded as a railroad camp during construction of the Great Northern Railway in 1892 and was officially incorporated on March 27, 1907.
Quincy is located at (47.233691, -119.852296).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.8 km²), all of it land.
As of the census of 2000, there were 5,044 people, 1,470 households, and 1,176 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,252.8 people per square mile (869.4/km²). There were 1,552 housing units at an average density of 693.2/sq mi (267.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.96% White, 0.24% African American, 1.33% Native American, 0.52% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 31.07% from other races, and 2.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 64.71% of the population.
There were 1,470 households out of which 50.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.0% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.0% were non-families. 17.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.38 and the average family size was 3.79.
In the city the population was spread out with 36.0% under the age of 18, 10.6% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 16.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 106.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $32,181, and the median income for a family was $31,847. Males had a median income of $27,813 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,649. About 18.4% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.5% of those under age 18 and 6.3% of those age 65 or over.
57% of the population speaks Spanish as their primary language
The City of Quincy is conveniently located in Central Washington with close proximity to winter and summer activities. The area provides for boating & water skiing, hunting & fishing, snow skiing and concerts. The Gorge at George brings a variety of people through the Quincy Valley.
Quincy has several parks including an aqua park with a waterslide of 2 water fed half tubes. The pools are heated, and include such things as a waterfall mushroom for the kids, and a end for the younger children. The park is also home to a large field complete with a baseball diamond, playground, picnic area, and small skate-park.
Every 2nd Saturday in September is the annual celebration known as Farmer-Consumer Awareness Day. For a month beforehand, the roads leading into the town are decorated with several signs showing what local crops are used to make. On the day of the celebration, some schools will create large floats for the parade that marches throughout the town. People gather to see the large farming equipment go by, and cheer on the floats created by students. Free agricultural and geology tours are offered, as well as a produce sale, tractor pull, Farm-to-Market fun run, booths of all kinds, live entertainment and more.
Quincy celebrated its Centennial in 2007.
A role in the high-tech economy
In July 2006, it was reported that high tech giants such as Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft were building facilities for hosting computer server farms because of the cheaper electricity from the Columbia River. The local utility district offered the companies electricity about half the national average. Current construction by Microsoft of a 1.5 million square foot facility will hold 150,000 computers, with an expected rise with further construction to 800,000. However, as of February 2008, further development of these projects is stalled and continued development is in doubt, as the Washington State tax climate changed to the tech giants' disadvantage.
- Tech Firms Go Mining for Megawatts, Washington Post, July 9, 2006
- Servers As High As An Elephant's Eye, BusinessWeek, June 12, 2006
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