Palatka, Florida

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Population in 2019: 10,451 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.2%
 
Males: 5,123  (49.0%)
Females: 5,328  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

37.1 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 32177.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $30,612 (it was $18,129 in 2000)
Palatka:

$30,612
FL:

$59,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $17,158 (it was $11,351 in 2000)

Palatka city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $84,737 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Palatka:

$84,737
FL:

$245,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $143,420; detached houses: $176,974; townhouses or other attached units: $125,929; in 2-unit structures: $50,864; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $912,163; mobile homes: $82,670; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $14,613

Median gross rent in 2019: $771.

March 2019 cost of living index in Palatka: 78.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 35.7%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.5% for Black residents, 43.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 22.6% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 10.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Palatka, FL (2019)
    • 4,94246.4%White alone
    • 4,39341.3%Black alone
    • 8478.0%Hispanic
    • 1881.8%Two or more races
    • 1061.0%Asian alone
    • 910.9%American Indian alone
    • 60.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Palatka detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there were 91 registered sex offenders living in Palatka, Florida as of October 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Palatka is 118 to 1.


Crime rates in Palatka by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
3
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.3)
1
(9.3)
1
(9.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.3)
2
(19.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(28.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(62.9)
13
(116.8)
4
(37.1)
5
(45.9)
16
(149.2)
10
(93.4)
9
(84.5)
6
(57.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.3)
2
(19.3)
5
(47.9)
3
(28.9)
1
(9.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
44
(395.4)
33
(296.5)
38
(352.9)
39
(357.7)
29
(270.4)
29
(271.0)
22
(206.4)
26
(248.9)
17
(162.4)
21
(202.9)
18
(173.7)
30
(287.4)
14
(135.1)
11
(105.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
141
(1,267)
141
(1,267)
114
(1,059)
136
(1,247)
112
(1,044)
105
(981.1)
99
(929.0)
55
(526.5)
50
(477.6)
65
(627.9)
59
(569.4)
42
(402.3)
90
(868.3)
41
(392.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
157
(1,411)
218
(1,959)
145
(1,346)
159
(1,458)
189
(1,762)
141
(1,318)
143
(1,342)
178
(1,704)
107
(1,022)
99
(956.3)
98
(945.8)
81
(775.9)
64
(617.5)
71
(679.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
713
(6,408)
739
(6,640)
824
(7,652)
620
(5,687)
634
(5,911)
621
(5,803)
530
(4,973)
483
(4,624)
437
(4,174)
589
(5,690)
469
(4,526)
417
(3,995)
542
(5,229)
408
(3,904)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
43
(386.4)
41
(368.4)
42
(390.0)
29
(266.0)
10
(93.2)
28
(261.6)
14
(131.4)
23
(220.2)
7
(66.9)
13
(125.6)
20
(193.0)
39
(373.6)
24
(231.5)
20
(191.4)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
4
(35.9)
3
(27.9)
4
(36.7)
6
(55.9)
2
(18.7)
3
(28.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(19.1)
5
(48.3)
1
(9.7)
2
(19.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index808.4921.8778.8781.0795.2716.2618.7547.8388.1545.1482.7449.0566.1336.7

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Palatka, FL

Crime rate in Palatka detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 39 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.06
Florida average:

2.14
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Ancestries: Irish (6.8%), English (6.7%), American (5.0%), Scottish (2.1%), German (2.0%), Italian (1.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 73 feet

Land area: 6.96 square miles.

Population density: 1,502 people per square mile   (low).

Palatka, Florida map

284 residents are foreign born (0.6% Latin America, 0.5% Asia, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

2.7%
Florida:

20.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,230 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,189 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Gainesville, FL (41.2 miles , pop. 95,447).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Jacksonville, FL (46.5 miles , pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (805.0 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

East Palatka, FL (1.8 miles ),
Hastings, FL (3.1 miles ),
Pomona Park, FL (3.3 miles ),
Welaka, FL (3.4 miles ),
Flagler Estates, FL (3.4 miles ),
Interlachen, FL (3.8 miles ),
Interlachen-Florahome, FL (3.8 miles ),
Crescent City, FL (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 29.65 N, Longitude: 81.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +7,967 (+75.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,946 (51.0%)

Area code: 386

Distribution of median household income in Palatka, FL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Palatka, FL in 2019
Palatka satellite photo by USGS

Palatka tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $61,700
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $56,600
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $70,900
  • 2001: 19 buildings, average cost: $65,500
  • 2002: 9 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 2006: 16 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $222,700
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $149,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $221,800
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $214,500
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $214,500
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $165,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Palatka, FL residents
Average permit cost in Palatka, FL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.7%
Florida:

6.3%
Historical population in Palatka, FL
Historical housing units in Palatka, FL
Most common industries in Palatka, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Health care (9.2%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.4%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Paper (5.4%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Paper (9.5%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Public administration (8.7%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
  • Utilities (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.9%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Social assistance (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Palatka, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)

Average climate in Palatka, Florida

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 33.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

33.8
U.S.:

74.2
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.9
U.S.:

19.6

Tornado activity:

Palatka-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/7/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.5 miles away from the Palatka city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1958, a category F3 tornado 26.1 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Palatka-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 384.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 241.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 296.3 miles away from Palatka center
On 9/4/2016 at 18:29:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 130.3 miles away from Palatka center
On 9/21/2016 at 16:30:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 132.1 miles away from Palatka center
On 6/23/2016 at 17:20:29, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 ML) earthquake occurred 134.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 9, Tropical Storms: 5, Fires: 4, Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 2, Winds: 2, Freeze: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Palatka topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Palatka:

  • COLUMBIA PUTNAM OUTPATIENT REHAB FAC (611 ZEAGLER DRIVE)
  • PUTNAM COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 611 ZEAGLER DR)
  • CRESTWOOD NURSING CENTER (501 S PALM AVE)
  • PALATKA HEALTH CARE CENTER (110 KAY LARKIN DR)
  • PUTNAM COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (HIGHWAY 20 WEST DRAWER 778)
  • PUTNAM MEMORIAL NURSING HOME (501 SOUTH PALM AVENUE)
  • BMA - PALATKA (6541 ST JOHN AVE)
  • AMERICARE HOME HEALTH (530 ZEAGLER DRIVE SUITE 103)
  • FLORIDA FIRST CARE INC (6050 ST JOHNS AVE SUITE 4)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (205 ZEAGLER DRIVE, SUITE 401)

Airports and heliports located in Palatka:

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Amtrak station:

PALATKA (11TH & REID STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

College/University in Palatka:

  • Saint Johns River State College (Full-time enrollment: 4,698; Location: 5001 Saint Johns Ave; Public; Website: www.sjrstate.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Palatka:

  • Flagler College-St Augustine (about 27 miles; Saint Augustine, FL; Full-time enrollment: 2,644)
  • Wyotech-Daytona (about 38 miles; Ormond Beach, FL; FT enrollment: 2,295)
  • University of Florida (about 43 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 43,357)
  • University of North Florida (about 44 miles; Jacksonville, FL; FT enrollment: 13,870)
  • College of Central Florida (about 46 miles; Ocala, FL; FT enrollment: 6,103)
  • Santa Fe College (about 48 miles; Gainesville, FL; FT enrollment: 11,819)
  • Stetson University (about 48 miles; DeLand, FL; FT enrollment: 2,956)

Public high schools in Palatka:

  • ELEANOR H. MILLER SCHOOL (Students: 975, Location: 156 HORSEMAN CLUB RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • PUTNAM COUNTY EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION (Students: 202, Location: 156 HORSEMAN CLUB RD, Grades: 5-12)
  • PALATKA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 61, Location: 302 MELLON RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • PUTNAM VIRTUAL FRANCHISE (Location: 200 S 7TH ST, Grades: 6-12)
  • PUTNAM EDGE HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 951 MOSELEY AVE, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)

Private high schools in Palatka:

  • PENIEL BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 322, Location: 110 PENIEL CHURCH RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • PUTNAM BANNER PRIVATE SCHOOL SYSTEM (Students: 67, Location: 820 REID ST STE 3, Grades: 1-12)
  • HILLCREST ACADEMY (Students: 39, Location: 2009 PRESIDENT ST, Grades: 1-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Palatka:

Private elementary/middle school in Palatka:

  • RIVER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 99, Location: 3111 SAINT JOHNS AVE, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Palatka

Library in Palatka:

  • PUTNAM COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $1,045,965; Location: 601 COLLEGE RD.; 123,547 books; 1 e-books; 3,060 audio materials; 2,405 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 62 state licensed databases; 234 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • WJCT FM is quite strong. Originates in Jacksonville. NPR affiliate. WUFT from Gainesville also quite clear.
  • Private (Christian) school Hillcrest Academy (8 students) 2009 President Street (PreK-12)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Palatka: Azalea Plaza (A), Riverbend Golf Course (B), Palatka Amtrak Station (C), Palatka Heights (D), Putnam County Library System Palatka Library (E), Saint Johns River Community College Palatka Campus B C Pearce Library Resource Center (F), Palatka Public Library (G), Putnam County Emergency Rescue Services (H), Palatka Fire Department Main Station (I), Putnam County Sheriff's Office (J), Putnam County Criminal Traffic (K), Putnam County Criminal Felony (L), Palatka Police Department (M), Palatka City Hall (N), Putnam County Health Department (O), Larimer Art Center (P), Palatka County Courthouse (Q), Palatka Police Department (R), Putnam County Government Complex (S), R C Willis Water Treatment Facility (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Crill Avenue Shopping Center (1), Palatka Mall (2), Middleton Shopping Center (3), Westgate Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Palatka include: Zion Temple Church of God in Christ (A), Victorious Faith Church of God in Christ (B), Universal Holiness Church (C), To God Be The Glory Holiness Church (D), The Living Word Baptist Church (E), The Church of the Kingdom of God (F), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), Tabernacle Baptist Church (H), Soul Mission Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: West View Cemetery (1), Oak Hill Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Palatka include: Bryan Park (1), Ravine Gardens State Park (2), Mulholland Park (3), Booker Park (4), Shaw Buck Park (5), Fred Green Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Budget Inn (100 Moseley Avenue).

Courts: Florida State - Judicial- State Attorney (410 Saint Johns Avenue # 126), Florida State - Judicial- Public Defender (410 Saint Johns Avenue # 126).

Birthplace of: Michelle McCool - Female professional wrestler, Joseph Stilwell - (1883-1946), soldier, Chiang Kai-Shek's chief of staff, Jarvis Williams (American football) - College football player, John L. Williams - College football player, Willie Offord - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Dec 22, 1978), Charles Sharon - Football player, Clayton Beauford - Football player, Earl Leggett - Football player, Greg Mullins - Baseball player, Kevis Coley - Football player.

Putnam County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Palatka and their reported violations in the past:

HALF SHELL RESORTS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-03-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2007, Contaminant: Coliform
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations
PALATKA BAPTIST TEMPLE SCHOOL (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAY-08-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-13-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-21-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-05-2009)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 other older monitoring violations
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure to Conduct Assessment Monitoring - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: E. COLI
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between JUL-2005 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-2005 and JUN-2005, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR)
  • 5 routine major monitoring violations
  • One regular monitoring violation
MOSS BLUFF REC. AREA (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2007), St Tech Assistance Visit (OCT-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-19-2007)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

60.9%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.2%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Palatka in 2010:

  • 311 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 229 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 65 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 47 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 31 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in in-patient hospice facilities

People in group quarters in Palatka in 2000:

  • 245 people in nursing homes
  • 211 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 74 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 59 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 32 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 6 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in other workers' dormitories

Banks with branches in Palatka (2011 data):

  • Prosperity Bank: Palatka Westside Branch at 100 North Highway 19, branch established on 2004/09/28; Palatka Branch at 601 Reid Street, branch established on 1956/03/07. Info updated 2010/09/01: Bank assets: $779.3 mil, Deposits: $533.6 mil, headquarters in Saint Augustine, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 16 total offices, Holding Company: Prosperity Banking Company, The
  • TD Bank, National Association: 101 Highway Branch at 101 Highway #19, North, branch established on 1934/04/01; First Federal Bank Of North Florida at 511 St Johns Ave, branch established on 1934/04/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Capital City Bank: Palatka West Branch at 4120 Crill Ave, branch established on 1981/03/16. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,617.3 mil, Deposits: $2,181.2 mil, headquarters in Tallahassee, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 74 total offices, Holding Company: Capital City Bank Group, Inc.
  • CenterState Bank of Florida, National Association: Palatka Branch at 3202 Crill Avenue, branch established on 1992/08/25. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $2,082.6 mil, Deposits: $1,779.8 mil, headquarters in Winter Haven, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 65 total offices, Holding Company: Centerstate Banks, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Palatka Branch at 620 South Highway 19, branch established on 1981/03/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Putnam State Bank: at 350 State Road 19, North, branch established on 1988/12/29. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $171.6 mil, Deposits: $160.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Neighborhood Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Palatka:

Marital status in Palatka, FL
  • Never married: 38.5%
  • Now married: 30.7%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 12.1%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Palatka:

  • High school or higher: 81.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Florida average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Palatka
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palatka, FL (based on Putnam County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,37288
Mainline Protestant3,73323
Catholic2,7833
Black Protestant2,31213
Other1,7729
None43,392-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Putnam County:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 14
This county:

1.90 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Putnam County:

5.02 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Putnam County:

12.0%
State:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.4%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.4%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Palatka:

48.6%
State:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.8%
Florida:

49.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.6
Florida:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.2%
State:

19.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Palatka:

13.7%
Florida:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
This city:

36.3%
State:

34.7%

General health condition:
Palatka:

53.4%
Florida:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

79.1%
Florida:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Palatka, FL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 36$136,968$45,6560$0
Firefighters 23$87,466$45,6341$2,600
Water Supply 21$74,897$42,7980$0
Solid Waste Management 16$38,433$28,8250$0
Sewerage 12$29,423$29,4230$0
Financial Administration 8$27,645$41,4681$858
Parks and Recreation 7$20,013$34,3082$2,068
Police - Other 7$15,301$26,2301$836
Other Government Administration 6$32,217$64,4345$7,799
Streets and Highways 4$10,019$30,0570$0
Other and Unallocable 3$9,965$39,8600$0
Airports 2$7,990$47,9401$1,556
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$4,048$48,5760$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,638
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,753
Totals for Government 146$494,385$40,63413$19,108

Palatka government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $419,000 ($40.09)
    Air Transportation: $368,000 ($35.21)
    Water Utilities: $224,000 ($21.43)
    General - Other: $91,000 ($8.71)
    Regular Highways: $35,000 ($3.35)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,389,000 ($324.28)
    Sewerage: $3,085,000 ($295.19)
    Local Fire Protection: $2,150,000 ($205.72)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,679,000 ($160.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,411,000 ($135.01)
    Air Transportation: $1,403,000 ($134.25)
    Water Utilities: $1,334,000 ($127.64)
    Central Staff Services: $504,000 ($48.23)
    Regular Highways: $439,000 ($42.01)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $386,000 ($36.93)
    Financial Administration: $291,000 ($27.84)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $87,000 ($8.32)
    Natural Resources - Other: $86,000 ($8.23)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $143,000 ($13.68)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Local Fire Protection: $154,000 ($14.74)
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000 ($8.23)
    Police Protection: $56,000 ($5.36)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $5,000 ($0.48)
    Financial Administration: $2,000 ($0.19)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $402,000 ($38.47)

Palatka government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $3,381,000 ($323.51)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,653,000 ($158.17)
    Air Transportation: $724,000 ($69.28)
    Parks and Recreation: $694,000 ($66.41)
    Other: $105,000 ($10.05)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $71,000 ($6.79)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $796,000 ($76.16)
    General Local Government Support: $14,000 ($1.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $11,000 ($1.05)
    Other: $5,000 ($0.48)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $949,000 ($90.80)
    General Revenue - Other: $599,000 ($57.32)
    Fines and Forfeits: $598,000 ($57.22)
    Donations From Private Sources: $43,000 ($4.11)
    Sale of Property: $18,000 ($1.72)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($0.29)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.19)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,463,000 ($139.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $717,000 ($68.61)
    Health and Hospitals: $423,000 ($40.47)
    General Local Government Support: $417,000 ($39.90)
    Transit Utilities: $67,000 ($6.41)
    Highways: $13,000 ($1.24)
  • Tax - Property: $2,751,000 ($263.23)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,240,000 ($118.65)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $833,000 ($79.71)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $814,000 ($77.89)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $516,000 ($49.37)
    Other License: $153,000 ($14.64)
    Other Selective Sales: $117,000 ($11.20)
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $8,000 ($0.77)

Palatka government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,805,000 ($1416.61)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,418,000 ($1283.90)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $591,000 ($56.55)

Palatka government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,984,000 ($572.58)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $709,000 ($67.84)

7.82% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($35,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.82%
Florida average:

7.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from St. Johns County, FL  0.83% ($42,000 average AGI)
from Alachua County, FL  0.74% ($33,422)
from Clay County, FL  0.57% ($44,541)


6.72% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($33,216 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.72%
Florida average:

6.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Clay County, FL  0.75% ($32,803 average AGI)
to Alachua County, FL  0.72% ($31,804)
to St. Johns County, FL  0.72% ($39,257)
Businesses in Palatka, FL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Nike2
Baskin-Robbins1Nissan1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1Popeyes1
Chevrolet1Publix Super Markets1
Church's Chicken1Quality1
Curves1Quiznos1
DHL1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts1Sleep Inn1
FedEx2Sprint Nextel1
Ford1Staples1
GNC1Subway2
GameStop1T-Mobile3
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Holiday Inn1Tire Kingdom1
Home Depot1True Value1
JCPenney1U-Haul2
KFC1UPS4
Kmart1Vans1
La-Z-Boy2Walgreens1
Lane Furniture2Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Strongest AM radio stations in Palatka:

  • WIYD (1260 AM; 1 kW; PALATKA, FL; Owner: HALL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPLK (800 AM; 1 kW; PALATKA, FL; Owner: RADIO PALATKA, INC.)
  • WOKV (690 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WGSR (1570 AM; 50 kW; FERNANDINA BEACH, FL; Owner: RJM COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WOBS (1530 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WORD BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAYR (550 AM; 5 kW; ORANGE PARK, FL; Owner: GOOD TIDINGS TRUST, INC.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WONQ (1030 AM; 45 kW; OVIEDO, FL; Owner: FLORIDA BROADCASTERS)
  • WSOS (1170 AM; daytime; 5 kW; ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, FL; Owner: 3 POINT MEDIA - FLORIDA, LLC)
  • WIXC (1060 AM; 50 kW; TITUSVILLE, FL; Owner: GENESIS COMMUNICATIONS I, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Palatka:

  • WHIF (91.3 FM; PALATKA, FL; Owner: PUTNAM RADIO MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WGNE-FM (99.9 FM; PALATKA, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WOGK (93.7 FM; OCALA, FL; Owner: OCALA BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WJHM (101.9 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEJZ (96.1 FM; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: RENDA BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEVADA)
  • WCFB (94.5 FM; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WOCL (105.9 FM; DELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMGF (107.7 FM; MOUNT DORA, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSKY-FM (97.3 FM; MICANOPY, FL; Owner: ENTERCOM GAINESVILLE LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFYV-FM (104.5 FM; ATLANTIC BEACH, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WMXQ (102.9 FM; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WQIK-FM (99.1 FM; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WROO (107.3 FM; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFKS (97.9 FM; NEPTUNE BEACH, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSJF (105.5 FM; ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, FL; Owner: TAMA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYFB (90.5 FM; GAINESVILLE, FL; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJBT (92.7 FM; GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSOS-FM (94.1 FM; ST. AUGUSTINE, FL; Owner: 3 POINT MEDIA - FLORIDA, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Palatka:

  • WJGV-LP (Channel 48; PALATKA, FL; Owner: PENTECOSTAL REVIVAL ASSOC., INC.)
  • WJWB (Channel 17; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WESH (Channel 2; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; Owner: ORLANDO HEARST-ARGYLE TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WCEU (Channel 15; NEW SMYRNA BEACH, FL; Owner: DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WJCT (Channel 7; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: WJCT, INC.)
  • WXXU-LP (Channel 12; ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WJEB-TV (Channel 59; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: JACKSONVILLE EDUCATORS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAWS (Channel 30; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTLV (Channel 12; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • WTEV-TV (Channel 47; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQXT-CA (Channel 22; ST. AUGUSTINE, FL; Owner: AIA TV, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Palatka fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 1,132ft / 345mTotal length
  • $1,080,000Total costs
  • 91,831Total average daily traffic
  • 7,795Total average daily truck traffic
  • 159,328Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Palatka, FL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Palatka, FL
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palatka)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 267 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Palatka, FL)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 43 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 107 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palatka)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Palatka)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 29 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 172. The highest number of fires - 327 took place in 2011, and the least - 65 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Palatka, FL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (41.6%), and Structure Fires (38.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Palatka, FL
    • 1,14541.6%Outside Fires
    • 1,06138.5%Structure Fires
    • 39414.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1545.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palatka, FL

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Palatka, Florida:

  • Suburban Inn, N Hwy 17 1M, Palatka, Florida 32177
  • Town House Motel, 100 Mosley Ave, Palatka, Florida 32177
  • Quality Inn And Suites Riverfront, 201 N 1st St, Palatka, Florida 32177 , Phone: (386) 328-3481, Fax: (386) 329-9907
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 3805 Reid St, Palatka, Florida 32177 , Phone: (386) 325-8889, Fax: (386) 325-7779
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3813 Reid St, Palatka, Florida 32177 , Phone: (386) 325-2500, Fax: (386) 325-2501
  • HAMPTON INN RIVER FRONT, 100 MEMORIAL Pkwy, Palatka, Florida 32177 , Phone: (386) 530-2420, Fax: (386) 530-2219
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Palatka, Florida
Most common first names in Palatka, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary11675.9 years
James11173.1 years
William9475.0 years
John8571.8 years
Robert7773.0 years
Charles5867.4 years
Willie4371.6 years
Dorothy4277.5 years
George4175.1 years
Thomas3966.3 years
Most common last names in Palatka, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams6872.7 years
Smith5973.9 years
Thomas4072.4 years
Jones3970.8 years
Brown3771.9 years
Johnson3768.7 years
Wilkinson3676.6 years
Davis3371.1 years
Wilson2477.1 years
Walker2278.1 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Palatka, FL
  • 76.6%Electricity
  • 21.5%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Palatka, FL
  • 72.7%Electricity
  • 25.7%Utility gas
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Palatka compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Palatka on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: personal care and service occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the least cars per house, population 5,000+"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #89 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities that people commute into (largest positive percentage daily daytime population change due to commuting) (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
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