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Population (year 2000): 10,033. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,942 (+9.1% change)
Males: 4,516 (45.0%), Females: 5,517 (55.0%)

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Median resident age: 34.4 years
Median household income: $18,129 (year 2000)
Median house value: $51,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Palatka:

  • Black (48.4%)
  • White Non-Hispanic (47.5%)
  • Hispanic (2.8%)
  • Other race (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (10.4%), English (5.6%), Irish (5.6%), German (4.5%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), Scottish (1.9%).

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Elevation: 73 feet

Land area: 7.0 square miles

Palatka,

For population 25 years and over in Palatka

  • High school or higher: 66.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.6%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 18.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Palatka city

  • Never married: 31.1%
  • Now married: 40.4%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 11.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

2.0% Foreign born (0.7% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.5% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: -911 (-8.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: FL Jacksonville, (46.5 miles pop. 735,617).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: PA Philadelphia, (844.0 miles pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Palatka, FL East (3.6 miles FL Hastings, (10.9 miles Park, FL (11.1 miles Pomona FL Welaka, (11.6 miles FL Interlachen, (16.8 miles City, FL Crescent (17.4 miles Cove Springs, FL Green (24.0 miles Farms, FL (25.5 miles Penney


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 12 buildings, average cost: $57,600
  • 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

Latitude: 29.65 N, Longitude: 81.65 W

Area code: 386


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (22.8%), Manufacturing (14.9%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,002 (+99.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,178 (68.4%)


 

Crime in Palatka by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 4 2 1 0 1
    per 100,000 39.9 19.9 10.0 0.0 10.0
Rapes 11 15 8 5 11
    per 100,000 109.6 149.5 79.7 49.8 109.6
Robberies 51 42 36 33 37
    per 100,000 508.3 418.6 358.8 328.9 368.8
Assaults 186 159 158 132 148
    per 100,000 1853.9 1584.8 1574.8 1315.7 1475.1
Burglaries 364 389 271 116 261
    per 100,000 3628.0 3877.2 2701.1 1156.2 2601.4
Thefts 909 1,008 922 794 891
    per 100,000 9060.1 10046.8 9189.7 7913.9 8880.7
Auto thefts 50 52 63 40 59
    per 100,000 498.4 518.3 627.9 398.7 588.1
1263.2 1237.0 1071.4 811.1 1043.9


Average climate in Palatka, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Palatka,

Palatka-area historical tornado activity is near Florida state average. It is 38% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/7/1971, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Palatka city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1958, a category 3 tornado 28.6 miles away from the city center injured 9 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Birthplace of: Joseph Stilwell - (1883-1946), soldier, Chiang Kai-Shek's chief of staff, Willie Offord - 2005 NFL player (Minnesota Vikings, born: Dec 22, 1978).


Hospital/medical center in Palatka:
  • PUTNAM COMMUNITY MEDICAL CENTER (HIGHWAY 20 W DRAWER 778)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Palatka:
  • KINDRED HOSPITAL NORTH FLORIDA (about 23 miles; GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL)
  • MEMORIAL HOSPITAL FLAGLER SW BEDS (about 28 miles; BUNNELL, FL)
  • FLAGLER HOSPITAL WEST (about 30 miles; SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Palatka:
  • ST AUGUSTINE (about 31 miles; ST AUGUSTINE, FL; ID: SGJ)
  • GAINESVILLE RGNL (about 43 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; ID: GNV)
  • OCALA INTL-JIM TAYLOR FIELD (about 52 miles; OCALA, FL; ID: OCF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Palatka:
  • KAY LARKIN (about 3 miles; PALATKA, FL; ID: 28J)
  • KEYSTONE AIRPARK (about 30 miles; KEYSTONE HEIGHTS, FL; ID: 42J)
  • PIERSON MUNI (about 32 miles; PIERSON, FL; ID: 2J8)

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.

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Parks and Recreation 21 $40,131 $22,932 1 $598
Financial Administration 5 $12,339 $29,613 0 $0
Other Government Administration 13 $50,601 $46,708 0 $0
Judicial and Legal 1 $4,761 $57,132 0 $0
Police Protection - Officers 32 $98,408 $36,903 0 $0
Water Supply 26 $62,688 $28,932 0 $0
Police - Other 6 $10,607 $21,214 0 $0
Firefighters 17 $60,447 $42,668 0 $0
Streets and Highways 11 $20,024 $21,844 0 $0
Airports 3 $5,381 $21,524 0 $0
Health 0 $0   1 $1,404
Solid Waste Management 17 $33,200 $23,435 0 $0
Sewerage 10 $24,661 $29,593 0 $0
Totals for Government 162 $423,249 $31,351 2 $2,002


College/University in Palatka:
  • SAINT JOHNS RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 2,509; Location: 5001 ST JOHNS AVE; Public; Website: www.sjrcc.cc.fl.us)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Palatka:
  • UNIVERSITY OF NORTH FLORIDA (about 46 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Full-time enrollment: 9,256)
  • FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE AT JACKSONVILLE (about 47 miles; JACKSONVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 10,495)
  • STETSON UNIVERSITY (about 49 miles; DELAND, FL; FT enrollment: 2,966)
  • UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (about 49 miles; GAINESVILLE, FL; FT enrollment: 41,543)
  • CENTRAL FLORIDA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; OCALA, FL; FT enrollment: 3,101)
  • EMBRY RIDDLE AERONAUTICAL UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; FT enrollment: 9,008)
  • DAYTONA BEACH COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 53 miles; DAYTONA BEACH, FL; FT enrollment: 6,257)
Public high school in Palatka:
  • PALATKA HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,663; Location: 302 MELLON ROAD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high schools in Palatka:
  • PENIEL BAPTIST ACADEMY (Students: 259; Location: 110 PENIEL CHURCH ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • TEMPLE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 46; Location: PO BOX 966; Grades: KG - 12)
  • PENTECOSTAL REVIVAL ACADEMY (Students: 15; Location: RT 4 BOX 1506; Grades: 1 - 12)
Biggest public primary/middle schools in Palatka:
  • ROBERT H. JENKINS, JUNIOR MIDDLE (Students: 767; Location: 1100 N 19TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • W. H. BEASLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 722; Location: 1100 S 18TH STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • KELLEY SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 701; Location: 141 KELLEY SMITH SCHOOL R; Grades: PK - 05)
  • JAMES A. LONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 520; Location: 1400 OLD JACKSONVILLE HIG; Grades: PK - 05)
  • RIVERBREEZE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 467; Location: 1100 HUSSON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MELLON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 412; Location: 301 MELLON ROAD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WILLIAM D. MOSELEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 329; Location: 1001 HUSSON AVENUE; Grades: PK - 05)
  • ELEANOR H. MILLER SCHOOL (Students: 123; Location: 156 HORSEMAN CLUB ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • THE CHILDREN'S READING CENTER (Students: 74; Location: 200 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 03)
  • PUTNAM COUNTY EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION (Students: 18; Location: 156 HORSEMAN CLUB ROAD; Grades: PK - 12)
Library in Palatka:
  • PUTNAM COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM (Operating income: $751,006; Location: 601 COLLEGE RD.; 83,225 books; 2,628 audio materials; 3,445 video materials; 335 serial subscriptions)
 

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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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.)
  • WDYZ (990 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WAYR (550 AM; 5 kW; ORANGE PARK, FL; Owner: GOOD TIDINGS TRUST, 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)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WAPE-FM (95.1 FM; JACKSONVILLE, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WJBT (92.7 FM; GREEN COVE SPRINGS, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSJF (105.5 FM; ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, FL; Owner: TAMA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)

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