Palatka, FL

Palatka profile

Living in Palatka

Palatka is a somewhat small city located in the state of Florida. With a population of 10,451 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Palatka is the 198th largest community in Florida.

Unlike some cities, Palatka isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Palatka are a mix 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 (15.68%), food service (11.19%), and maintenance occupations (11.04%).

The rate of college-level education in Palatka is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.14% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Palatka in 2018 was $16,292, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $65,168 for a family of four. Palatka also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.74% 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 Irish, English, German, Italian, and Polish.

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