Palatka is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 10,446 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Palatka is the 209th largest community in Florida.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Palatka is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Palatka is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Palatka who work in office and administrative support (16.59%), food service (13.18%), and healthcare suport services (9.17%).
The percentage of people in Palatka with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.72% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Palatka in 2018 was $17,280, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $69,120 for a family of four. Palatka also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.08% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Palatka include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Palatka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.