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 94.71% 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 (19.51%), sales jobs (13.31%), and healthcare (11.28%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Jericho a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Jericho has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Jericho’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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 34.75 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.

Even though Jericho is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Jericho. 70.27% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Jericho in 2010 was $70,582, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $282,328 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.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Jericho's cultural character, accounting for 26.56% of the town’s population.

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