Jericho, NY
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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 94.46% 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 (19.29%), sales jobs (13.46%), and healthcare (12.32%).

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.

In Jericho, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.37 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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.

If knowledge is power, Jericho is a pretty powerful place. 69.99% of the adults in Jericho have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Jericho in 2010 was $71,613, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $286,452 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, Eastern European, and Irish.

In addition, Jericho has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.73%).

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