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Jericho is a small town, hamlet and CDP located in North Shore area of Long Island in Nassau County. It has three neighborhoods and is the 142nd largest community in the state. The majority of homes are predominantly traditional single family homes. The town features quiet streets, comfortable homes, good schools and low crime rates. Nearly 68% of adults in the community have four-year degrees or more, which is more than three times the national educational average. Since so many adults have earned degrees it creates a strong academic presence in the community. It is an extremely diverse community in terms of race and ethnicity. Over 23% of the towns residents were born outside the U.S. English is the primary language among residents, followed by Korean, Chinese and a variety of Indic languages.

The town spans 4.1 square miles. It is a decidedly white-collar community, over 93% of the workforce holds white-collar positions. It is a wealthy community compared to state and federal economic standards. In 2000, the population was 13,045 and the population density was 3,214.1 people per square mile. In the same year the median household income was $101,477, the median family income was $109,635 and the per capita income was $45,312. In 2010, the population was 13,567 and the per capita income $66,262. By 2015, the estimated median household income was $143,577 and the per capita income was $64,757. In the same year, the estimated median house or condo value was $692,414, the mean price on all housing units was $572,425 and the median gross rent was $1,934.

The area that is now Jericho, began as part of the plantation belonging to Robert Williams in the mid-1600s. Many of the early settlers were Quakers and members of the Society of Friends, who had come to the new world to avoid persecution. Most were farmers and by 1692 the settlement’s name was changed to Jericho, in memory of the biblical city of Jericho. The community suffered under the British occupation during the Revolutionary War and the Quaker citizens protested the war and everything that came with it. After the war the community flourished. A meeting house was built in 1788 and a school followed in 1793. Development was slow and it was not until the 1950s that development really kicked in. Land was sold to developers of suburban housing and a shift began from a rural community to a suburban one.

Public eduction inJericho is primarily provided by the Jericho Union Free School District, which has a student body of about 3,000. Local schools include Cantigue Elementary, Jericho Middle School, Robert Seaman Elementary and Jericho High School. The town has a number of beautiful parks like Robbins Lane Community Park and Cantigue Park offer a wonderful variety of amenities. Homes for sale come in a variety of sizes and styles to suit the needs of potential buyers. Other real estate options include apartments, condominiums, townhomes and more. To begin your home search in Jericho, call friendly local real estate agent Ed McNulty at 516-887-3603.

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