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Jericho is in Nassau County, in the New York metro area.
The community was named after the biblical city.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Jericho. For links to other places called Jericho, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Jericho is 40.791N. The longitude is -73.54W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 197 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 13,045.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jericho demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Nassau County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Nassau-Suffolk area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 11801 ZIP code.
5% of Jericho residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jericho ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jericho was $45,312, compared with $21,587 nationally.
60% of Jericho residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jericho, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $1,251. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,475.
Libraries in Jericho include Jericho Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Jericho include Syosset-Jericho Tribune
Nassau County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jericho political report.
The average commute time for Jericho workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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