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Jericho, New York

  •   State: 
    New York
    Nassau County
      County FIPS: 
    40°47′12″N 73°32′12″W
      Area total: 
    3.96 sq mi (10.26 km²)
      Area land: 
    3.96 sq mi (10.26 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.00 sq mi (0.00 km²)
    197 ft (60 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Jericho, Nassau County, New York, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,737.51 residents per square mile of area (1,443.09/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Jericho is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) in Nassau County, New York, United States. It is located on the North Shore of Long Island, approximately 29 miles (47 km) east of Midtown Manhattan. Its population was 13,567 as of the U.S. 2010 Census. The area is served by the Jericho Union Free and the Syosset Central School Districts, the boundaries of which differ somewhat from those of the hamlet. The name of the area was changed in 1692 from Lusum to Jericho after the town in the Middle East near the Jordan River mentioned in the Bible as part of the Promised Land. A Friends Meeting house was built in 1788 in Jericho that is still used in the 21st century. The main entrance to SUNY Old Westbury is located in Jericho. There is another Jericho in New York; this one is located at the extreme Northeast corner of the state, in the Town of Altona, Clinton County. It has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) The average monthly temperatures range from 30.9° F in January to 74.7°F in July. The Jericho Post Office is displayed as the official USPS mailing address and leads to the misconception that the cider mill is in Jericho, which is actually in Muttontown. The population kept increasing until the last elementary schools in Jericho were built, the now closed Robert Williams School in 1961 and the Cantiague School in 1963.


Jericho was part of the Robert Williams Plantation in 1648. The English families who settled in Jericho were, or soon became, Quakers, members of the Society of Friends. A Friends Meeting house was built in 1788 in Jericho that is still used in the 21st century. A post office was established in 1802, a cider mill in the mid-19th century, the first public elementary school in 1905, known as the Cedar Swamp School. In 1958 the NY Department of Transportation demolished "Old Jericho" to widen Broadway, Routes 106/107, and to put in a cloverleaf access to Jericho Turnpike. New grade schools and a high school were added to the community along with a shopping center, a new post office, new fire department and a public library. Also in Jericho is the New York Community Bank Theatre, originally established in 1956 as the Westbury Music Fair. The main entrance to SUNY Old Westbury is located in Jericho. The name of the area was changed in 1692 from Lusum to Jericho after the town in the Middle East mentioned in the Bible aspart of the Promised Land. When the Village of Muttontown was incorporated, the cider mill was within the village limits. Because most Gold Coast villages wanted to remain business free areas, many do not have their own post offices or ZIP Codes. Therefore, Jericho Post Office which serves this area of MutTontown is displayed as the official USPS mailing address.


Jericho is located at 40°4712N 73°3212W. It has a hot-summer humid continental climate (Dfa) and average monthly temperatures range from 30.9° F in January to 74.7°F in July. The local hardiness zone is 7a. There is also another Jericho in New York; this one is located in the extreme Northeast corner of the state, in the Town of Altona, County of Clinton. It lies primarily along the Rand Hill Road. It is served by the Long Island Expressway and the long Island Rail Road, via the nearby Westbury, Hicksville, and Syosset train stations. The Jericho CDP has a total area of 4.1 square miles (11 km²) according to the U.S. Census Bureau. The CDP is located on Long Island, New York, and is part of the New York City agglomeration of the City of New York and the County of Long Island. The town has a population of 2,816. It was previously known as "Jericho" before the name was changed to "Jericho" by the city's residents in the 1950s. The name was later changed to its current name. The city's population was 2,716 in the 2010 Census. It also has a history of being called "The Village of Jericho" and "The Town of Jericho". The town's name was first used in the 19th century.


At the 2000 census there were 13,045 people in 4,545 households, including 3,813 families, in the CDP. During the 2010s, Jericho saw a significant influx of residents from China and a large increase in Asian Americans settling in the community. As of 2020, Asians now make up the majority of students in Jericho Union Free School District. The median household income was $101,477 and the median family income was $109,635. About 2.7% of families and 4.7%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.8% of those under age 18 and 5.2% ofThose age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.08. The age distribution was 25.3% under the age of 18, 4.6% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 28.4%. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For each 100 females age 18 or over, there are 90.2 males. The per capita income for theCDP was $45,312. The racial makeup of the C DP was 86.36% White, 10.69% Asian, 1.42% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.44%.

Underground Railroad

The building now known as One North was built in 1789 as the home for the prominent Quaker and abolitionist Valentine Hicks. Hicks' father-in-law Elias Hicks "had been the spark that helped convince Quakers and other like-minded people after the Revolutionary War that all men were created equal" Valentine Hicks was also an Underground Railroad station master; in his homea key way station. A removable panel behind an upstairs linen closet (that is still there today) concealed a staircase to the attic where Hicks hid runaways until the coast was clear. The Town of Oyster Bay designated the site as a historic town landmark in 2012. In 2015 there was a lot of outrage over the preservation of this historic site. Partial demolition of the Maine Maid Inn took place without the approval of the Oysters Bay landmark commission, which outraged many preservationists. see Bliss Forbush, Elias Hicks, Quaker Liberal, p. 289.] He married Abigail Hicks, daughter of Elias Hicks. [Valentine Hicks (1804) was the great-grandson of Jacob Hicks (1669-1755). He was married to Abigails Hicks, who was a Quaker. He had three children with his first wife, who died in childbirth in 1804. The couple later had four more children with their second wife, and had one more child with his third wife. The family lived in the home until the end of the 19th century, when they moved to New York City.


Aer Lingus, the flag carrier of Ireland, operates its U.S. office in Jericho CDP and in the Town of Oyster Bay. Nathan's Famous is headquartered in Wing A of the second floor of One Jericho Plaza, in Jericho. Nationwide TFS, the top provider of personal payment solutions for Chapter 13, was founded there in 2011.Publishers Clearing House moved its headquarters to Jericho in 2017. The town is home to the New York State Psychiatric Center, which was founded in the 1970s as a psychiatric facility for the mentally ill. The New York City Psychiatric Center was opened in the 1990s. It is the nation's largest psychiatric hospital, with more than 4,000 patients. The hospital is located in the town's downtown area, on the corner of Main Street and West Main Street. It was founded by the city's former mayor in the 1950s. The city's first psychiatric hospital was opened there in the 1960s, and it is still there today. For confidential support call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90, visit a local Samaritans branch or see For support in the United States, call the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255 or visit for details. In the UK, the National suicide Prevention Line is in the London Borough of Walthamstow. For help in the U.K. and Wales, contact Samaritans at 08457 909090 or click here.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Jericho, Nassau County, New York = 36.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 60. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Jericho = 3.6 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 6,950 individuals with a median age of 45.8 age the population dropped by -1.77% in Jericho, Nassau County, New York population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,737.51 residents per square mile of area (1,443.09/km²). There are average 2.78 people per household in the 4,489 households with an average household income of $130,699 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.00% of the available work force and has dropped -3.67% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 25.66%. The number of physicians in Jericho per 100,000 population = 529.6.


The annual rainfall in Jericho = 50.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 24.7 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 119. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 169. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 21.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 47, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Jericho, Nassau County, New York which are owned by the occupant = 83.09%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 47 years with median home cost = $644,890 and home appreciation of -11.82%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $23.43 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $15,861 per student. There are 10.4 students for each teacher in the school, 406 students for each Librarian and 360 students for each Counselor. 4.94% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 30.18% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 29.59% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Jericho's population in Nassau County, New York of 2,016 residents in 1900 has increased 3,45-fold to 6,950 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.40% female residents and 48.60% male residents live in Jericho, Nassau County, New York.

    As of 2020 in Jericho, Nassau County, New York are married and the remaining 29.91% are single population.

  • 39.7 minutes is the average time that residents in Jericho require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    72.04% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 8.51% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 14.24% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 4.44% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Jericho, Nassau County, New York, 83.09% are owner-occupied homes, another 14.43% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.48% are vacant.

  • The 73.14% of the population in Jericho, Nassau County, New York who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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