Palatka, Florida Population 2020

10,671
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Palatka is a city located in Florida. With a 2020 population of 10,671, it is the 167th largest city in Florida and the 2955th largest city in the United States. Palatka is currently growing at a rate of 0.97% annually and its population has increased by 1.07% 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 1,094 people per square mile.

The average household income in Palatka is $38,697 with a poverty rate of 35.89%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $693 per month, and the median house value is $78,100. The median age in Palatka is 35.4 years, 31.4 years for males, and 38.2 years for females. For every 100 females there are 87.8 males.

Palatka Demographics

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

  • White: 53.17%
  • Black or African American: 43.02%
  • Two or more races: 1.71%
  • Asian: 1.34%
  • Native American: 0.40%
  • Other race: 0.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.08%
The current population of Palatka, Florida is 10,671, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,465.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 10,558.

Palatka, Florida Population 2020

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

Year Total Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202075,7197781.03%
201974,9417781.04%
201874,1637781.05%
201773,3851,0071.37%
201672,3784430.61%
201571,935-33-0.05%
201471,968-394-0.55%
201372,362-550-0.76%
201272,912-727-1.00%
201173,639-568-0.77%
201074,2070.00%

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,48753.17%
Black or African American4,44043.02%
Two or More Races1761.71%
Asian1381.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native410.40%
Some Other Race300.29%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander80.08%
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Palatka Population Pyramid 2020

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Palatka Median Age

35.4


Total

31.4


Male

38.2


Female

Palatka Adults

There are 7,698 adults, (1,932 of whom are seniors) in Palatka.

Palatka Age Dependency

79

Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Palatka Sex Ratio

Female

5,495

53.25%

Male

4,825

46.75%

Palatka Households and Families

Palatka Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Palatka Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.9%33.1%
Male52.5%47.5%
All48.4%51.6%
Non Family44%56%
Female31.4%68.6%

48.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,9822.4648.4
Non Family1,9181.2244
Married1,1173.3666.9
Female7643.9831.4
Male1833.6252.5

3.47

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

6.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Palatka Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4076.00%
9th to 12th Grade81311.98%
High School Graduate2,84441.92%
Some College1,41520.86%
Associates Degree6219.15%
Bachelors Degree4967.31%
Graduate Degree1882.77%
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Palatka Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White3,5573,049595
Black2,5801,99563
Hispanic48639218
Asian138105
Native American411
Other Race3030
Multiple Races2929
Islander888

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%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$23,042$27,212$19,922
Less Than High School$14,583$$13,966
High School Grad$25,297$32,159$19,417
Some College$21,155$22,727$19,657
Bachelors Degree$37,500$45,595$24,306
Graduate Degree$$80,909$23,889

$23,042

Average Earnings

$27,212

Average Male

$19,922

Average Female

Palatka Language

Palatka Language by Age

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Palatka Language

92.55% of Palatka residents speak only English, while 7.45% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.33% of the population.

Palatka Poverty

Palatka Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black4,3532,09148.04%
White4,4791,04423.31%
Hispanic71134348.24%
Native4040100.00%
Multiple1753419.43%
Asian1381410.14%
Islander88100.00%

35.89%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.64%

Male Poverty Rate

41.26%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Palatka

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Palatka is Asian, with 10.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.03%. Among those working part-time, it was 43.87%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 42.59%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School60.06%
High School24.04%
Some College22.18%
Bachelors or Greater3.10%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed61.90%
Male Unemployed42.39%
Female Employed23.74%
Male Employed8.16%

Palatka Income

Palatka Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$26,177$38,697
Families$32,821$47,139
Married Families$46,832-
Non Families$18,922$27,662
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Palatka Marital Status

Palatka Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

32.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

32.5%

Male Marriage Rate

32.1%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Palatka Marital Status by Race

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Palatka Veterans

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570

Number of Veterans

561

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam233
First Gulf War103
Second Gulf War76
World War II22
Korea6
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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74177
55 to 64139
35 to 54106
75+92
18 to 3456
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Name Veterans % of Total
Black2819.03%
White2816.47%
Hawaiian8100.00%

Palatka Veterans by Education

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15.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Palatka Employment Status

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51%

Labor Force Participation

43.9%

Employment Rate

14%

Unemployment Rate

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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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66.97%

Born in Florida

97.33%

Native Born

2.67%

Foreign Born

0.70%

Non Citizen

1.98%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.33% of Palatka residents were born in the United States, with 66.97% having been born in Florida. 0.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202010,6711030.97%
201910,5681030.98%
201810,465640.62%
201710,4011031.00%
201610,298540.53%
201510,244-21-0.20%
201410,265-58-0.56%
201310,323-80-0.77%
201210,403-99-0.94%
201110,502-83-0.78%
201010,5855520.54%
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%