Palatka, FL
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Palatka is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 10,390 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Palatka is the 198th largest community in Florida.

Palatka is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Palatka is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palatka who work in office and administrative support (15.37%), sales jobs (13.13%), and teaching (8.24%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Palatka rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.57% of adults 25 and older in Palatka have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Palatka in 2010 was $14,877, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,508 for a family of four. Palatka also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 43.21% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Palatka is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Palatka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Palatka residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Palatka include German, Irish, Scottish, and French .

The most common language spoken in Palatka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Urdu.