Rigby, Idaho

Rigby City Building
Rigby Municipal Building

Rigby is the county seat of Jefferson County. The town was founded by Mormon pioneers in 1883 and named for one of their leaders: William F. Rigby. Rigby is noted as being the place where Philo T. Farnsworth (officially the inventor of television) drew his first blueprints for a working, all-electronic television (while he was a student at Rigby High School).

Fast Facts about Rigby, Idaho
Rigby, Jefferson County, ID 83442
Founded: 1883; Incorporated: 1903
Elevation: 4,856'
Latitude: 43.6738°N
Longitude: 111.9163°W
Resident Racial Breakdown:
White Non-Hispanic: 87.3%
Hispanic: 9.8%
Native American: 1.0%
Asian: 0.5%
Other: 0.1%
Two or More Races: 1.3%
High School or Higher: 82.1%
Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 14.8%
Graduate or Professional Degree: 4.0%
2009 Estimates:
Population: 3,531
Males: 1,690
Females: 1,841
Median Resident Age: 28.5 Years
Estimated Median Household Income: $41,000
Estimated Median Home Value: $130,800
Population Density: 3,457 People per Square Mile
2011 Cost of Living Index for Rigby: 88.1
Major Industries:
Health Care, Construction, Educational Services, Food Processing, Lodging & Food Services, Professional Services, Finance & Insurance Services, Government, Retail Services, Utilities, Grocery Stores
Unemployed (March 2011): 9.0%
Photo of the Rigby City Building courtesy of the City of Rigby.
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