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 94.84% 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 (20.93%), sales jobs (16.22%), and business and financial occupations (10.06%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.31% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Jericho, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.80 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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. 70.23% 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 2018 was $73,637, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $294,548 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 26.08% 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.