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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Palatkawas:
2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Palatka
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.