Palatka, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Palatka, Florida - Basic Facts

The City of Palatka had a population of 10,207 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Palatka: Pilatka.

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Palatka, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 10,207
Population in Households 9,655
Population in Familes 7,558
Population in Group Qrtrs 552
Population Density2 1,196
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $26,397
Average Household Income $40,763
Per Capita Income $15,671


Total Housing Units 4,532 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,647 (36.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,106 (46.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 779 (17.2%)
Median Home Value $93,047
Average Home Value $122,559


Total Households 3,753
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 2,344
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.41% -0.09%
Households -0.68% -0.21%
Families -0.38% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.43%

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, 2018 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 # 324 65th
Population Density # 545 41st
Diversity Index # 294 68th
Median Household Income # 904 2nd
Per Capita Income # 846 8th

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