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Residents enjoy a moderate, four season climate where the sun shines nearly 68% of the time. This area of Illinois receives an average of 36.86 inches of rainfall a year, and an average of 24 inches of snowfall. The average winter temperature is 28 degrees and the average summer temperature is 79 degrees.
Quincy is home to America's first Community Arts Council. The Quincy Society of Fine Arts was founded in 1947 and continues to sponsor a wide range of cultural events including fine arts festivals, opera productions, arts classes, historic preservation and theater productions. The area is also the site of ten museums and four national historic districts, including one area with 50 square blocks of well-preserved private homes.
There are approximately 15,000 residential properties with 17,151 housing units in the city.
Quincy has a population of 40,633.
The western most city in Illinois, Quincy is located along the eastern bank of the Mississippi River atop 90 foot limestone bluffs which overlook a wide expanse of the river and a natural harbor.