Jericho, New York

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Jericho, New York

Introduction to Jericho, New York

Jericho, New York, in Nassau county, is 4 miles N of Levittown, New York and 23 miles E of New York, New York. The town is part of the Nassau - Suffolk metropolitan statistical area. About 13,045 people live in Jericho.

Jericho History

In 1648, the area that is now occupied by the town of Jericho was a part of Robert Williams Plantation. Most of the early English families in the area consisted of people who had fled from religious persecution in England. The area was known as Lusum and then renamed Jericho in 1692. It got its first post office in 1802.

Jericho and nearby Attractions

  • Meadow Brook Golf Club
  • Muttontown Preserve
  • Planting Fields Arboretum
  • Piping Rock Club
  • Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium
  • Hicksville Gregory Museum

Things To Do In Jericho

There are huge expanses of parkland around Jericho. The hamlet has several parks that are well equipped with a wide range of facilities to support many types of recreational activities. The preserves and wildlife areas have nature trails for hiking and biking as well. Moreover, there are a number of golf courses in and around the area.

Jericho Transportation

John F. Kennedy International Airport is nearby.

Jericho Higher Education

Hofstra University, New York Institute of Technology, SUNY College and Long Island University are in the neighborhood.

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High Points

Jericho strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in New York):

Category Trophy
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Jericho Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Jericho Public Transportation Use
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Jericho College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Jericho Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Jericho Well-Paid Single Women
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Jericho People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Jericho, New York

Comparing Jericho to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in New York (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 10 9
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 10 9
Racial Diversity 7 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Female Share of the Population 4 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 9 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 9
People Above Poverty 8 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 10 9
Working at Home 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 5
Housing Recently Built 4 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
People Living Alone 1 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

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Jericho Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Levittown, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles E of New York, New York
County Nassau
Standard Zip Codes 11753
Company Zip Codes 11853
Phone Area Codes 516
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.791
Longitude -73.54

Jericho Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 38 F
Apr Temp 41 to 58 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 47 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.3 inches
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 37 F
Apr Temp 40 to 55 F
Jul Temp 67 to 81 F
Oct Temp 47 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 19 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
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Jericho Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,045 100%
Male 6,332 48.5%
Female 6,713 51.5%
Under 18 3,298 25.3%
18+ 9,747 74.7%
65+ 2,133 16.4%
Median Age 42.2
Average Family Size 3.08
White 11,266 86.4%
African-American 185 1.4%
Asian 1,394 10.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0%
Other 67 0.5%
Mixed Race 128 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 318 2.4%

Jericho Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.3%
Russian 14.2%
Italian 10.8%
Polish 8.6%
US/American 8.3%
Irish 6.1%
German 3.9%
Eastern European 3.4%
Austrian 2.4%
English 1.4%
European 1.4%
Hungarian 1.3%
Romanian 0.9%
Israeli 0.7%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Greek 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Croatian 0.4%
Slovak 0.4%
Haitian 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Maltese 0.3%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
South African 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
Iranian 0.2%
Norwegian 0.2%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.2%
Turkish 0.2%
British 0.2%
Swedish 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Jericho 13,045 $109,635
Brookville 2,126 $200,001
Hicksville 41,260 $72,505
Muttontown 3,412 $190,358
New Cassel 13,298 $55,042
Syosset 18,544 $99,704
Upper Brookville 1,801 $162,799

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475 North Broadway
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