Jericho, NY
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Jericho profile


Living in Jericho


Jericho is a somewhat small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 13,772 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Jericho is the 142nd largest community in New York.

Jericho home prices are not only among the most expensive in New York, but Jericho real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Jericho is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.84% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Jericho is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Jericho who work in management occupations (20.93%), sales jobs (16.22%), and business and financial occupations (10.06%).

Also of interest is that Jericho has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.31% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Jericho is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Jericho’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Jericho is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Jericho, the average commute to work is 35.80 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Despite being a small town, Jericho has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Jericho, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Jericho is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.23% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Jericho in 2018 was $73,637, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $294,548 for a family of four.

Jericho is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Jericho home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jericho residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Jericho include Italian, Russian, Polish, Irish, and German.

In addition, Jericho has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.08%).

The most common language spoken in Jericho is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.