Palatka, Florida

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Population in 2013: 10,482 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.5%
 
Males: 4,703  (44.9%)
Females: 5,779  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  33.9 years
Florida median age:  40.3 years

Zip codes: 32177.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $20,908 (it was $18,129 in 2000)
Palatka:

$20,908
FL:

$45,040
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $14,786 (it was $11,351 in 2000)

Palatka city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $89,779 (it was $52,200 in 2000)
Palatka:

$89,779
FL:

$148,200
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $132,645; Detached houses: $132,241; Townhouses or other attached units: $219,396; In 2-unit structures: $158,996; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $168,368; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $348,532; Mobile homes: $101,208

Median gross rent in 2012: $604.

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  • Black alone - 5,609 (53.1%)
  • White alone - 4,189 (39.6%)
  • Hispanic - 573 (5.4%)
  • Two or more races - 99 (0.9%)
  • American Indian alone - 51 (0.5%)
  • Asian alone - 51 (0.5%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Palatka: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (10.4%), German (6.3%), English (5.7%), Irish (4.9%), West Indian (1.4%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 73 feet

Land area: 6.96 square miles.

Population density: 1,507 people per square mile   (low).

Palatka,FL real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Palatka:

  • High school or higher: 77.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.1%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palatka city:

  • Never married: 35.0%
  • Now married: 34.4%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

232 residents are foreign born (0.5% Asia, 0.3% Latin America, 0.3% North America).

This city:  2.2%
Florida:  19.4%



According to our research of Florida and other state lists there were 81 registered sex offenders living in Palatka, Florida as of July 06, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Palatka to the number of sex offenders is 129 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $886 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $768 (1.0%)

Palatka satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 29.65 N, Longitude: 81.65 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +9,457 (+90.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,531 (49.3%)

Area code: 386

Palatka household income distribution Palatka home values distribution

Crime rates in Palatka by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 4210110302110
per 100,000 33.519.49.50.09.49.10.027.00.018.39.39.30.0
Rapes 8158511157134516109
per 100,000 67.0145.776.347.6102.9135.962.9116.837.145.9149.293.484.5
Robberies 52423633371244333839292922
per 100,000 435.3408.0343.2314.4346.0108.7395.4296.5352.9357.7270.4271.0206.4
Assaults 16015915813214821914114111413611210599
per 100,000 1339.21544.71506.11257.61384.01983.71267.21266.81058.61247.51044.2981.1929.0
Burglaries 397389271116261180157218145159189141143
per 100,000 3323.03779.32583.21105.22440.61630.41411.01958.71346.51458.41762.11317.51341.8
Thefts 8971,008922794891841713739824620634621530
per 100,000 7508.29793.18788.57564.88331.87617.86407.86639.77651.65687.05910.95802.74973.3
Auto thefts 58526340596943414229102814
per 100,000 485.5505.2600.5381.1551.7625.0386.4368.4390.0266.093.2261.6131.4
Arson 11685110434623
per 100,000 92.158.376.347.69.49.10.035.927.936.755.918.728.2
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 962.01132.0939.0700.6908.3904.0713.0813.0686.9688.9701.3631.7545.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Palatka detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 41 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.19
Florida average:

2.45

Palatka tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.2%
Florida:

6.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -911 (-8.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (27%)
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)

Work and jobs in Palatka: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Palatka, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 slightly above Florida state average. It is 96% 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, Depth: 8.7 mi, 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 Palatka 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 the city center
On 11/11/2002 at 23:39:29, a magnitude 4.4 (4.0 MB, 4.4 LG, Depth: 1.5 mi) earthquake occurred 216.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1992 at 16:31:55, a magnitude 4.4 (4.1 MB, 4.1 LG, 4.4 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 252.2 miles away from Palatka center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 350.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Putnam County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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.

Hospitals and medical centers in Palatka:

  • COLUMBIA PUTNAM OUTPATIENT REHAB FAC (611 ZEAGLER DRIVE)
  • PUTNAM COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, 611 ZEAGLER DR)
  • 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)
  • 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)

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)

Private high schools in Palatka:

  • PENIEL BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 308; Location: 110 PENIEL CHURCH RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 908 N STATE ROAD 19; Grades: 2 - 12)
  • PUTNAM CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 21; Location: PO BOX 1703; Grades: 2 - 12)

Private elementary/middle schools in Palatka:

  • RIVER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 41; Location: 3111 SAINT JOHNS AVE; Grades: PK - 2)
  • HILLCREST ACADEMY (Students: 17; Location: 2009 PRESIDENT ST; Grades: PK - 10)
  • CENTRAL ACADEMY (Students: 17; Location: 322 N 10TH ST; Grades: KG - 11)
See full list of schools located in Palatka, School District: PUTNAM COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 77.8. This is about average.

City:

77.8
U.S.:

74.2

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 19.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

19.8
U.S.:

20.2

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 40.6%
(31.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 47.9% for Black residents, 31.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 39.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 65.9% for two or more races residents)
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

Palatka, Florida environmental map by EPA

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Palatka compared to Florida state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Palatka, Florida:

  • William Penn Motel, 100 Federal St, Palatka, FL 32177
  • Suburban Inn, N Hwy 17 1M, Palatka, FL 32177
  • Town House Motel, 100 Mosley Ave, Palatka, FL 32177
  • Quality Inn And Suites Riverfront, 201 N 1st St, Palatka, FL 32177 , Phone: (386) 328-3481, Fax: (386) 329-9907
  • Sleep Inn & Suites, 3805 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177 , Phone: (386) 325-8889, Fax: (386) 325-7779
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 3813 Reid St, Palatka, FL 32177 , Phone: (386) 325-2500, Fax: (386) 325-2501
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Palatka, Florida

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Palatka travel time to work - commute Palatka mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (75%)
  • Utility gas (24%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Palatka city (based on Putnam County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 38.16%
Here: 38.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchInternational Pentecostal Holiness ChurchLDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents57.3%9.2%8.3%4.6%3.8%
Congregations30.8%9.9%3.3%4.4%3.3%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodEpiscopal ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents2.9%2.6%1.9%1.7%7.7%
Congregations3.3%3.3%6.6%4.4%30.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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
Putnam 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.
State:

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

4.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

12.0%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Putnam County:

29.4%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.4%
State:

14.0%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 8$24,501$36,7521$750
Other Government Administration 6$28,554$57,1085$6,816
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$1,432
Police Protection - Officers 34$121,394$42,8450$0
Police - Other 7$13,562$23,2491$731
Firefighters 22$77,521$42,2841$2,272
Fire - Other 0$0 1$1,532
Streets and Highways 4$8,880$26,6400$0
Airports 2$7,082$42,4921$1,360
Solid Waste Management 15$34,063$27,2500$0
Sewerage 11$26,078$28,4490$0
Parks and Recreation 7$17,738$30,4082$1,807
Housing and Community Development(Local) 1$3,587$43,0440$0
Water Supply 20$66,382$39,8290$0
Other and Unallocable 3$8,831$35,3240$0
Totals for Government 140$438,173$37,55813$16,700

Palatka government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $1,121,000 ($106.95)
    Water Utilities: $467,000 ($44.55)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $2,042,000 ($194.81)
    Police Protection: $1,635,000 ($155.98)
    Fire Protection: $1,600,000 ($152.64)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,479,000 ($141.10)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,154,000 ($110.09)
    Financial Administration: $456,000 ($43.50)
    Air Transportation: $260,000 ($24.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $244,000 ($23.28)
    General - Other: $190,000 ($18.13)
    Welfare - Other: $131,000 ($12.50)
    Central Staff Services: $98,000 ($9.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $70,000 ($6.68)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $4,232,000 ($403.74)
    Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $3,840,000 ($366.34)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $448,000 ($42.74)
    Benefit Payments: $353,000 ($33.68)
    Withdrawals: $30,000 ($2.86)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $356,000 ($33.96)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $35,000 ($3.34)
    Parks & Recreation: $12,000 ($1.14)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,399,000 ($419.67)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $435,000 ($41.50)

Palatka government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $297,000 ($28.33)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $1,201,000 ($114.58)
    Parks & Recreation: $751,000 ($71.65)
    All Other: $118,000 ($11.26)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $173,000 ($16.50)
    From Local Government: $142,000 ($13.55)
    Interest Revenue: $-34,000 ($-3.24)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $883,000 ($84.24)
    Water Utilities: $36,000 ($3.43)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $634,000 ($60.48)
    General Revenue, NEC: $439,000 ($41.88)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,732,000 ($260.64)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,340,000 ($127.84)
    All Other: $108,000 ($10.30)
  • Tax - Property: $1,692,000 ($161.42)
    Public Utilities: $1,654,000 ($157.79)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $385,000 ($36.73)
    NEC: $173,000 ($16.50)
    Total General Sales: $115,000 ($10.97)

Palatka government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $7,250,000 ($691.66)
    Industrial Revenue: $3,815,000 ($363.96)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,479,000 ($141.10)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $59,000 ($5.63)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $7,250,000 ($691.66)
    Industrial Revenue: $3,740,000 ($356.80)
    Other, NEC: $1,320,000 ($125.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $75,000 ($7.16)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $218,000 ($20.80)

Palatka government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $1,571,000 ($149.88)
    Total Other Securities: $474,000 ($45.22)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $7,059,000 ($673.44)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,740,000 ($356.80)

6.45% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,389 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Florida average:

7.97%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($286 average AGI)
Putnam County:

0.06%
Florida average:

0.11%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from St. Johns County, FL  0.64% ($28,099 average AGI)
from Alachua County, FL  0.57% ($28,519)
from Duval County, FL  0.47% ($33,164)


6.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,493 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Florida average:

7.17%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($324 average AGI)
Putnam County:

0.08%
Florida average:

0.12%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to St. Johns County, FL  0.65% ($27,630 average AGI)
to Alachua County, FL  0.60% ($26,280)
to Clay County, FL  0.55% ($35,792)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Palatka fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 123 meters (404ft)
Total costs: $705,000
Total average daily traffic: 48,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,860
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Palatka)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 203 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Palatka, FL)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 18 (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: 85 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Palatka)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 27 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Palatka)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 283
  • Hazardous Condition: 213
  • Service Call: 55
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Palatka

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Palatka, FL
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
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

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Total of 15 patent applications in 2008-2015.



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