Jericho, NY
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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 91.82% 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 (16.55%), sales jobs (13.03%), and healthcare (11.70%).

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.

Because of many things, Jericho is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Jericho really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Jericho perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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 33.36 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 67.28% 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 2010 was $63,075, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $252,300 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 Russian, Polish, Eastern European, and Irish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Jericho's cultural character, accounting for 24.89% of the town’s population.

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