Palatka is a city located in Putnam County Florida. It is also the county seat of Putnam County. With a 2020 population of 10,479, it is the 168th largest city in Florida and the 2999th largest city in the United States . Palatka is currently growing at a rate of 0.13% annually but its population has decreased by -0.75% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,558 in 2010. Palatka reached it's highest population of 11,028 in 1960. Spanning over 10 miles, Palatka has a population density of 1,075 people per square mile.
The average household income in Palatka is $37,452 with a poverty rate of 35.74%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $714 per month, and the median house value is $75,200. The median age in Palatka is 35.9 years, 30.1 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.