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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 13,746
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,464
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 63%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 67.3%
Median Earnings25+ $78,089
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,810
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,637

Wealth

Median Family Income $151,729
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 15.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,843
Median House Value $673,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.7%
US/American 0%
English 2.3%
Irish 5.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MINEOLA
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
Station WANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
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
Station SCARSDALE
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brookville 3,546 $250
Hicksville 42,333 $108,624

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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99 CEDAR SWAMP RD
516-681-5820
Serves 1,018 students.

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