On January 1 last year the official population of Riga was 698,529 registered residents, but on January 1, 2017 it reached 704,476 residents.
The most populous Riga neighborhood is the Latgale district - 185,884 residents. While the Center district is the least populous with just 25,115.
Riga is the only city in Latvia where a population increase was registered last year.
The Central Statistical Bureau estimates there were about 1.97 million people living in Latvia in 2016.