East Palatka is a city located in Putnam County Florida. With a 2020 population of 1,557, it is the 684th largest city in Florida and the 12341st largest city in the United States. East Palatka is currently declining at a rate of -0.51% annually and its population has decreased by -4.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,625 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, East Palatka has a population density of 490 people per square mile.
The average household income in East Palatka is $49,932 with a poverty rate of 29.53%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $771 per month, and the median house value is $137,500. The median age in East Palatka is 37.7 years, 39.4 years for males, and 28.8 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of East Palatkawas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 64.29%.
91.91% of East Palatka residents speak only English, while 8.09% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.46% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in East Palatka is Hispanic, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in East Palatka is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.95%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.70%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in East Palatka
97.23% of East Palatka residents were born in the United States, with 62.03% having been born in Florida. 0.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.