Palatka, Florida Population 2022

10,424
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Palatka is a city located in Putnam County Florida. It is also the county seat of Putnam County. With a 2020 population of 10,424, it is the 328th largest city in Florida and the 3984th largest city in the United States. Palatka is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -0.21% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,446 in 2020. Spanning over 10 miles, Palatka has a population density of 1,069 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palatka is $37,452 with a poverty rate of 30.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $763 per month, and the median house value is $74,600. The median age in Palatka is 35.9 years, 30.1 years for males, and 41.7 years for females.

Palatka Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palatkawas:

  • White: 54.11%
  • Black or African American: 39.96%
  • Two or more races: 2.25%
  • Native American: 1.63%
  • Asian: 1.57%
  • Other race: 0.33%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.15%
The current population of Palatka, Florida is 10,424 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,446.

Palatka, Florida Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Palatka Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Palatka Population by Race

Palatka Population Pyramid 2022

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Palatka Median Age

37.8


Total

32.6


Male

42.1


Female

Palatka Adults

There are 7,996 adults, (2,167 of whom are seniors) in Palatka.

Palatka Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41

Child Dependency Ratio

Palatka Sex Ratio

Female

5,378

51.77%

Male

5,010

48.23%

Palatka Population by Age

Palatka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palatka Household Types

49.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palatka Households and Families

3.23

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Palatka Households by Type

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Palatka Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palatka Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Palatka Educational Attainment by Race

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$25,346

Average Earnings

$27,757

Average Male

$22,401

Average Female

Palatka Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palatka Language by Age

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Palatka Language

93.23% of Palatka residents speak only English, while 6.77% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.42% of the population.

Palatka Language

Palatka Poverty by Race

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30.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.84%

Male Poverty Rate

31.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palatka

The race most likely to be in poverty in Palatka is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palatka is Multiple, with 15.07% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.38%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.81%.

Palatka Poverty

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Palatka Poverty Rate by Education

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Palatka Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palatka Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Palatka Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

26.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

25.0%

Male Marriage Rate

28.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Palatka Married by Age and Sex

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Palatka Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Palatka Marital Status by Race

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Palatka Marital Status

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591

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Palatka Veterans by War

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Palatka Veterans by Age

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Palatka Veterans by Race

Palatka Veterans by Education

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21.57%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.52%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palatka Veterans by Education

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49.3%

Labor Force Participation

45.1%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Palatka Employment by Age

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Palatka Employment by Race

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Palatka Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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63.89%

Born in Palatka

96.25%

Native Born

3.75%

Foreign Born

0.82%

Non Citizen

2.94%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.25% of Palatka residents were born in the United States, with 63.89% having been born in Florida. 0.82% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Palatka Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Palatka Population by Year