Palatka, Florida Population 2021

10,479
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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 10,479, 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.

Palatka Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palatka was:

  • White: 53.47%
  • Black or African American: 42.29%
  • Two or more races: 1.79%
  • Native American: 1.12%
  • Asian: 0.98%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.05%
The current population of Palatka, Florida is 10,479 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,437.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,558.

Palatka, Florida Population 2021

2019 and 2020 population is estimated by projecting the raw 2018 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202175,4774780.63%
202074,9994780.64%
201974,5214780.64%
201874,0436590.89%
201773,3841,0111.38%
201672,3734340.60%
201571,939-32-0.04%
201471,971-399-0.55%
201372,370-557-0.77%
201272,927-725-0.99%
201173,652-568-0.77%
201074,2200.00%

Palatka Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,54153.47%
Black or African American4,38342.29%
Two or More Races1861.79%
American Indian and Alaska Native1161.12%
Asian1020.98%
Some Other Race300.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander50.05%
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Palatka Population by Race

Palatka Population Pyramid $2021

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Palatka Median Age

35.9


Total

30.1


Male

41.7


Female

Palatka Adults

There are 7,862 adults, (2,211 of whom are seniors) in Palatka.

Palatka Age Dependency

83.4

Age Dependency Ratio

39.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Palatka Sex Ratio

Female

5,322

51.36%

Male

5,041

48.64%

Palatka Population by Age

Palatka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palatka Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married70.8%29.2%
All43.6%56.4%
Male40.3%59.7%
Non Family38.3%61.7%
Female27.6%72.4%

43.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Palatka Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,1612.3743.6
Non Family2,1421.1338.3
Married9553.6470.8
Female8733.7927.6
Male1913.3940.3

3.43

Average Family Size

2.37

Average Household Size

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Palatka Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3014.32%
9th to 12th Grade96013.78%
High School Graduate2,81240.37%
Some College1,64023.55%
Associates Degree4766.83%
Bachelors Degree5507.90%
Graduate Degree2263.24%
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Palatka Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Palatka Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White3,7453,242680
Black2,5941,94469
Hispanic45537722
Asian10272
Native American7347
Other Race3030
2+ Races1717
Islander555

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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Name Average Male Female
Overall$22,090$26,353$20,727
Less Than 9th Grade$16,889$19,130$16,283
High School Graduate$22,093$26,875$20,515
Some College$21,862$26,510$20,901
Bachelors Degree$$$
Graduate Degree$$$21,250

$22,090

Average Earnings

$26,353

Average Male

$20,727

Average Female

Palatka Earnings by Educational Attainment

Palatka Language by Age

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Palatka Language

92.65% of Palatka residents speak only English, while 7.35% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.39% of the population.

Palatka Language

Palatka Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,2932,16950.52%
White4,5941,07223.33%
Hispanic78434443.88%
Native1152622.61%
Multiple1781810.11%
Asian10287.84%
Islander55100.00%

35.74%

Overall Poverty Rate

34.36%

Male Poverty Rate

37.03%

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 Asian, with 7.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.97%. Among those working part-time, it was 44.12%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.94%.

Palatka Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade56.43%
High School26.92%
Some College19.81%
Bachelors or Greater10.54%

Palatka Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed57.95%
Female Unemployed57.32%
Female Employed22.97%
Male Employed12.50%

Palatka Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Palatka Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,881$37,452
Families$32,269$44,242
Married Families$47,865-
Non Families$19,011$27,338
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Income by Household Type

Palatka Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

28.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

27.6%

Male Marriage Rate

28.8%

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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596

Number of Veterans

564

Male Veterans

32

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam223
First Gulf War140
Second Gulf War69
World War II27
Korea26

Palatka Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74199
35 to 54127
75+124
55 to 64123
18 to 3423

Palatka Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White3277.25%
Black2558.16%
2+ Races952.94%
Islander5100.00%

Palatka Veterans by Race

Palatka Veterans by Education

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20.53%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palatka Veterans by Education

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48.2%

Labor Force Participation

43.2%

Employment Rate

10.4%

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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63.03%

Born in Palatka

97.31%

Native Born

2.69%

Foreign Born

0.43%

Non Citizen

2.26%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.31% of Palatka residents were born in the United States, with 63.03% having been born in Florida. 0.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Palatka Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,479140.13%
202010,465140.13%
201910,451140.13%
201810,437450.43%
201710,3921000.97%
201610,292480.47%
201510,244-22-0.21%
201410,266-61-0.59%
201310,327-83-0.80%
201210,410-98-0.93%
201110,508-85-0.80%
201010,5935600.54%
200010,033-168-0.17%
199010,201260.03%
198010,1758650.89%
19709,310-1,718-1.68%
196011,0281,8521.86%
19509,1762,0362.54%
19407,1406400.94%
19306,5001,3982.45%
19205,1021,3233.05%
19103,7794781.36%
19003,3012620.83%
18903,0390.00%

Palatka Population by Year