East Palatka, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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East Palatka, Florida - Basic Facts

The East Palatka Census Designated Place had a population of 1,633 as of July 1, 2017. East Palatka ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for East Palatka is located at latitude 29.6496 and longitude -81.5969 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the East Palatka Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.18 sq. miles and a water area of 1.31 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 13 feet.

The East Palatka Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402433) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with East Palatka population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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East Palatka, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,633
Daytime Population: Workers 806
Daytime Population: Residents 788
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,594
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 1,409
Population in Familes 1,102
Population in Group Qrtrs 224
Population Density2 514
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $30,450
Average Household Income $52,630
Per Capita Income $20,888


Total Housing Units 581 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 323 (55.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 122 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 136 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $161,574
Average Home Value $218,615


Total Households 445
Average Household Size 3.17
Family Households 287
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.18% -0.27%
Households -0.63% -0.5%
Families -0.7% -0.64%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   3.35%

East Palatka, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares East Palatka to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 691 25th
Population Density # 707 23rd
Diversity Index # 312 66th
Median Household Income # 862 6th
Per Capita Income # 661 28th

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