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"Birthplace of Television"

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The population of Rigby is approximately 3,007 (2002), 3945 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,107 (2000), 1328 (2010).

The amount of land area in Rigby is 2.294 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Rigby is 1.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.018 sq kilometers.
The distance from Rigby to Washington DC is 1943 miles. The distance to the Idaho state capital is 228 miles. (as the crow flies)
Rigby is positioned 43.67 degrees north of the equator and 111.91 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Rigby elevation is 4,850 feet above sea level.
Rigby per capita income is $12,795 (2000).
Rigby median income is $30,192 (2000).

The Rigby median home price is $77,900 (2000).

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Rigby location: about 15 miles north of Idaho Falls in southeastern Idaho. Other nearby communities include Menan, Ucon, Lewisville, Iona, Ririe, Rexburg, Ammon and Idaho Falls.

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Climate & Weather

The weather in Rigby is seasonal with snow in the winter and little rain in the summer. Average temperatures are about 20 in the winter and 68 in the summer.
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Rigby history:

Rigby's claim to fame comes from Philo Taylor Farnsworth who invented the vacuum tube television display. Some of his early tubes and experiments are on display in the area. While still in the area he drew his first plans for a television set.
The incorporation date of Rigby: 1903 as a village

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Philo T. Farnsworth - the Father of Television was from Rigby

The Jefferson County Historical Society Farnsworth TV and Pioneer Museum
118 West 1st South
P.O. Box 284
Rigby, Idaho 83442
Phone: (208) 745-8423

Jefferson County Fair
3914 East 275 North
Rigby, ID 83442
Phone: 208-745-6979

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