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.

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 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 (16.43%), sales jobs (15.00%), and personal care services (7.36%).

Palatka is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Palatka rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.41% 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 $15,452, which is low income relative to Florida and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $61,808 for a family of four. Palatka also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 39.96% 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 Italian.

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