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Riga is a town in Monroe County, in the Rochester metro area.

The community was named after city in Latvia

The latitude of Riga is 43.069N. The longitude is -77.884W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 564 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,437.


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Median household income
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$58,842
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$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Riga demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· West Pulteney
Nearby parks & recreation: Black Creek Park
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The town of Riga had a rapid and permanent settlement, the population being, with few exceptions, from New England. We saw, perhaps, less of the harsher features of pioneer life, than most settlers. We were tolerably well accommodated with a grist mill and saw mill; the substantial necessaries of life were obtained at convenient distances, and at fair prices; the lack of a market was a serious drawback.
-- The Development of Central and Western New York
Reminiscences of Henry Brewster, who moved to the area in 1807

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22% of Riga residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Riga ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Riga was $23,590, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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33% of Riga residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Riga, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $479.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,112.


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Monroe County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Riga political report.

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The average commute time for Riga workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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“ The town of Riga had a rapid and permanent settlement, the population being, with few exceptions, from New England. We saw, perhaps, less of the harsher features of pioneer life, than most settlers. We were tolerably well accommodated with a grist mill and saw mill; the substantial necessaries of life were obtained at convenient distances, and at fair prices; the lack of a market was a serious drawback. ”
~ The Development of Central and Western New York
Reminiscences of Henry Brewster, who moved to the area in 1807

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