Palatka, FL

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
73,784
0.726% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marco Rubio
Republican Party
US Senator
Rick Scott
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
45
0.222% 1-year decrease
2020 Poverty Rate
22.4%
4.89% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$40,068
6.37% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$103,400
16% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
26,512
2.49% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Palatka, FL had a population of 73.8k people with a median age of 45 and a median household income of $40,068. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Palatka, FL grew from 73,252 to 73,784, a 0.726% increase and its median household income grew from $37,670 to $40,068, a 6.37% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Palatka, FL are White (Non-Hispanic) (71.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (16.1%), White (Hispanic) (7.35%), Two+ (Hispanic) (2%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.51%).

None of the households in Palatka, FL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97.3% of the residents in Palatka, FL are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Palatka, FL are Saint Johns River State College (1,404 degrees awarded in 2020).

In 2020, the median property value in Palatka, FL was $103,400, and the homeownership rate was 71.4%.

Most people in Palatka, FL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Palatka, FL was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Palatka, FL is home to a population of 73.8k people, from which 97.3% are citizens. As of 2020, 4.22% of Palatka, FL residents were born outside of the country (3.11k people).

In 2020, there were 4.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.4k people) in Palatka, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.42k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.3%
2020 Citizenship
97.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 97.3% of Palatka, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Palatka, FL was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Palatka, FL
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.4k ± 206
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.9k ± 259
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.42k ± 469
10.1%
Hispanic Population
7.48k people

In 2020, there were 4.42 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.4k people) in Palatka, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.9k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.42k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

10.1% of the people in Palatka, FL are hispanic (7.48k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Cuba
    1,006,483 ± 24,039 people
  2. Haiti
    335,997 ± 14,118 people
  3. Colombia
    281,766 ± 12,945 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 1,006,483 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 335,997 and Colombia with 281,766.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.22%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.11k people
3.9%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.85k people

As of 2020, 4.22% of Palatka, FL residents (3.11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Palatka, FL was 3.9%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,820 ± 361
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    937 ± 244
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    768 ± 244

Palatka, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.01 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Palatka, FL employs 26.5k people. The largest industries in Palatka, FL are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,719 people), Construction (3,683 people), and Retail Trade (3,108 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($71,832), Finance & Insurance ($58,214), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($45,417).

Males in Florida have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $48,168. The income inequality in Florida (measured using the Gini index) is 0.472, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

26.5k
2020 Value
± 1,404
2.49%
1 Year growth
± 6.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Palatka, FL grew at a rate of 2.49%, from 25.9k employees to 26.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palatka, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,263 people), Construction & Extraction Occupations (2,986 people), and Management Occupations (2,275 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palatka, FL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

26.5k
2020 Value
± 1,404
2.49%
1 Year growth
± 6.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Palatka, FL grew at a rate of 2.49%, from 25.9k employees to 26.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palatka, FL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,719 people), Construction (3,683 people), and Retail Trade (3,108 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Palatka, FL, though some of these residents may live in Palatka, FL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,528
Median earning men ± $2,337
$25,869
Median earning women ± $1,165

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Wholesale Trade ($46,964), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($46,477), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($44,677).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($47,386), Manufacturing ($42,635), and Public Administration ($33,072).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Florida. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Florida.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 514
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 298
    Retail Trade
  3. 271
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $343k
    Manufacturing
  2. $210k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $91.2k
    Transportation & Warehousing, and Utilities

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $94.8B
  2. $62.6B
  3. $59.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $94.8B, followed by Electronics ($62.6B) and Pharmaceuticals ($59.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Florida products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$688B
2020 Value in Florida
$1.41T
Projected 2050 Value in Florida
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Florida trade was $688B. This is expected to increase 105% to $1.41T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Florida trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Florida to other states, or from other states to Florida.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $24.9B
  2. $19.2B
  3. $15.8B

In 2020, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $24.9B, followed by California with $19.2B and Texas and $15.8B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Florida shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing the state of Florida. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Florida

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Marco Rubio
Senator from Florida3
Assumed office on January 3, 2011
Rick Scott
Senator from Florida1
Assumed office on January 8, 2019
Inauguration delayed in order to finish his term as Governor of Florida.

Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are the senators currently representing Florida.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Florida over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Florida

Florida is currently represented by 27 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Florida have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Palatka, FL awarded 1,404 degrees. The student population of Palatka, FL in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 2,441 male students and 4,387 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Palatka, FL are White (997 and 71.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (145 and 10.4%), Black or African American (110 and 7.86%), and Two or More Races (69 and 4.93%).

The largest universities in Palatka, FL by number of degrees awarded are Saint Johns River State College (1,404 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Palatka, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (645 and 45.9%), Registered Nursing (164 and 11.7%), and General Business Administration & Management (64 and 4.56%).

The median tuition cost in Palatka, FL for a public four year colleges is $2,067 for in-state students and $8,403 for out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2020 there were 6,828 students enrolled in Palatka, FL, 35.7% men and 64.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 4,591 records, of which 63.3% were women and 36.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 645 degree-majors awarded
  2. 109 degree-majors awarded
  3. 29 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Palatka, FL was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 645 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Palatka, FL according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
1,404 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Saint Johns River State College with 1,404 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2020, 547 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Palatka, FL, which is 0.638 times less than the 857 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 997 degrees mean that there were 6.88 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 145 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 4-year or above ($2,067) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($763) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,354) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.09% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (4.93M), Some college (3.6M), and Bachelors Degree (3.09M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Palatka, FL was $103,400 in 2020, which is 0.45 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $89,100 to $103,400, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate in Palatka, FL is 71.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Palatka, FL have an average commute time of 31.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Palatka, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Palatka, FL is $40,068. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Palatka, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $83,803, followed by Nassau County, FL and Monroe County, FL, with respective values of $72,998 and $72,012.

Property

$103,400
Median Property Value 2020
±$6,906
$21,286
Median Property Taxes
±$1,125

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palatka, FL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Palatka, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

71.4%
Homeownership
2020
71%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 71.4% of the housing units in Palatka, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.7%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Palatka, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palatka, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $83,803, followed by Nassau County, FL and Monroe County, FL, with respective values of $72,998 and $72,012.

The following map shows all of the counties in Palatka, FL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$40,068
Median Household Income
± $1,808
29.8k
Number of Households
± 1,443

In 2020, the median household income of the 29.8k households in Palatka, FL grew to $40,068 from the previous year's value of $37,670.

The following chart displays the households in Palatka, FL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Palatka, FL is from Florida.
0.472
2020 Wage GINI in Florida
0.473
2019 Wage GINI in Florida

In 2020, the income inequality in Florida was 0.472 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Florida in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Florida across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (80.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.65%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.19%)

In 2020, 80.9% of workers in Palatka, FL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.65%) and those who worked at home (6.19%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palatka, FL have a longer commute time (31.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 4.38% of the workforce in Palatka, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Palatka, FL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Palatka, FL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palatka, FL (16.2k out of 72.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Palatka, FL is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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83.6% of the population of Palatka, FL has health coverage, with 26.4% on employee plans, 25.8% on Medicaid, 17.1% on Medicare, 11.4% on non-group plans, and 2.9% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Florida was $8,076 in 2014. This is a 5.05% increase from the previous year ($7,688).

Primary care physicians in Florida see 1385 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1645 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 592 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Florida, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,385 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Florida

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,385 patients per year. This represents a 0.435% increase from the previous year (1,379 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Florida in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Florida across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.7% under 18 years, 17.1% between 18 and 34 years, 37.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

16.4%
Uninsured
26.4%
Employer Coverage
25.8%
Medicaid
17.1%
Medicare
11.4%
Non-Group
2.9%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palatka, FL grew by 2.78% from 16% to 16.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Palatka, FL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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