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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,730
Male Share of the Population50.8%
Female Share of the Population49.2%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+6,726
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married64.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher70.2%
Median Earnings25+$78,889
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,550
Median Earnings With High School Degree$48,077

Wealth

Median Family Income$162,995
% Above Poverty Level94.5%
% Below Poverty Level5.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time37 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation19.8%

Housing

People Living Alone14%
Median Gross Rent$1,785
Median House Value$711,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)41.3%
Italian11.5%
Russian8.3%
Polish7.6%
Irish5.4%
German5.2%
Greek2.2%
Hungarian1.8%
English1.7%
Scottish1.1%
Israeli1%
Austrian0.9%
Romanian0.9%
Turkish0.8%
West Indian0.8%
Arab0.6%
African0.5%
Dutch0.4%
French Except Basque0.4%
Portuguese0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Afghan)0.2%
Haitian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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Jericho Almanac

CategoryValue
County Nassau County
Standard Zip Codes11753
Company Zip Codes11853
Phone Area Codes516
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude40.78
Approximate 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)

StationMINEOLA
Distance5.7 miles
Jan Temp25 to 38 F
Apr Temp41 to 58 F
Jul Temp66 to 83 F
Oct Temp47 to 63 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationWANTAGH CEDAR CREEK
Distance10 miles
Jan Temp24 to 37 F
Apr Temp40 to 55 F
Jul Temp67 to 81 F
Oct Temp47 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationSCARSDALE
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp20 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp62 to 86 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip46.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brookville3,556$250
Hicksville42,856$111,969
Muttontown3,648$229,479
New Cassel13,922$86,551
Syosset19,232$168,594
Upper Brookville1,634$246,667

Jericho Public Libraries

Jericho Public Library
1 MERRY LANE
Jericho, New York
(516) 935-6790

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Jericho Public Schools

Cantiague Elementary School
678 Cantiague Rock Rd
ZIP: 11753
(516) 203-3650
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
George A Jackson School
58 Maytime Dr
ZIP: 11753
(516) 203-3640
Primary
Total Enrollment 431
Jericho Middle School
99 Cedar Swamp Rd
ZIP: 11753
(516) 203-3620
Middle
Total Enrollment 674
Jericho Senior High School
99 Cedar Swamp Rd
ZIP: 11753
(516) 203-3610
High
Total Enrollment 1123
Robert Seaman Elementary School
137 Leahy St
ZIP: 11753
(516) 203-3630
Primary
Total Enrollment 326

Jericho Private Schools

Solomon Schechter Day School Of Nassau County
1 Barbara Ln
ZIP: 11753
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
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