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Palatka, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Palatka had a population of 10,315 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Palatka is located at latitude 29.6484 and longitude -81.6618 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the City of Palatka (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.53 sq. miles and a water area of 0.56 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 20 feet.

The City of Palatka (GNIS ID: 2404461) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Palatka is located within Palatka CCD of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Palatka population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palatka: Pilatka.

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Palatka, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 10,315
Population in Households 9,751
Population in Familes 7,681
Population in Group Qrtrs 564
Population Density1 1,209
Diversity Index2 59


Total Households 3,796
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 2,370
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,537 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,798 (39.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,998 (44.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 741 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $89,530
Average Home Value $117,861


Median Household Income $24,564
Average Household Income $37,697
Per Capita Income $14,587
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.37% -0.3%
Households -0.71% -0.46%
Families -0.33% -0.56%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Palatka, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Palatka to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 311 66th
Population Density1 # 538 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 280 69th
Median Household Income # 906 2nd
Per Capita Income # 852 7th

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