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"Birthplace of Television"

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Statistics & Facts

The Idaho state capital is Boise.
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).


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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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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History & History Related Items

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.
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The incorporation of Rigby

1903 as a village



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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Rigby City Government

City of Rigby
158 W Fremont Ave
Rigby, ID 83442
Phone: 208-745-8111


Jefferson County Court Clerk
PO Box 275
Rigby, ID 83442-0275
Phone: 208-745-7756

Rigby is the County Seat of Jefferson County

Rigby Chamber

Rigby Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 327
Rigby, Idaho 83442
. Phone: 208-745-8701

Rigby Organizations

Rigby Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 327
Rigby, Idaho 83442
. Phone: 208-745-8701

Rigby Libraries

Rigby City Library
110 N State St
P.O. Box 328
Rigby, ID 83442
Phone: 208-745-8231

Rigby Schools

Jefferson School District
201 Idaho Ave
Rigby, Idaho 83442
Phone: (208) 745-6693

Rigby Superintendent Office
201 Idaho Ave
Rigby, ID 83442-1413
Phone: 208-745-6693 Rigby


The population of Rigby was:
1990 - 2,681
2000 - 2,998
2002 - 3,007

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