Palatka, FL

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Population

72,435

0.181% growth

Median Age

44.8


Median Household Income

$33,619

1.87% growth

Poverty Rate

27.6%


Number of Employees

25,030

0.522% growth

Median Property Value

$82,800

1.55% decline

About

In 2017, Palatka, FL had a population of 72.4k people with a median age of 44.8 and a median household income of $33,619. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Palatka, FL grew from 72,304 to 72,435, a 0.181% increase and its median household income grew from $33,003 to $33,619, a 1.87% increase.

The population of Palatka, FL is 71.7% White Alone, 16.2% Black or African American Alone, and 9.77% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Palatka, FL speak a non-English language, and 97.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Palatka, FL are Saint Johns River State College (1,272 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Palatka, FL is $82,800, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in Palatka, FL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Palatka, FL is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Palatka, FL employs 25k people. The largest industries in Palatka, FL are Retail Trade (3,554 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,456 people), and Construction (2,455 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,781), Manufacturing ($43,152), and Finance & Insurance ($41,741).

Median household income in Palatka, FL is $33,619. Males in Palatka, FL have an average income that is 1.34 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,078. The income inequality in Palatka, FL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.473, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,619

2017 value

± $1,120

1.87%

1 Year Growth

± 5.64%

Households in Palatka, FL have a median annual income of $33,619, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $33,003 in 2016, which represents a 1.87% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,931

Average Male Salary

± $842

$44,078

Average Female Salary

± $574

In 2017, full-time male employees in Florida made 1.34 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $54,227 ± $3,227

  2. Alaska Native

    $50,175 ± $47,169

  3. White

    $47,927 ± $556

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Florida workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.08 times more than Alaska Native workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Palatka, FL is from Florida.

0.473

2017 Wage GINI

0.471

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Florida was 0.473 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.259% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Florida was lower than than the national average of 0.479. 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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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Palatka, FL was St. Johns County, FL with a value of $73,836, followed by Nassau County, FL and Santa Rosa County, FL, with respective values of $71,489 and $66,059.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

27.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Palatka, FL (19.5k out of 70.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 6 - 11 and then Females 55 - 64.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,100 ± 882

  2. Black

    5,178 ± 495

  3. Hispanic

    2,773 ± 432

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

25k

2017 Value

± 1,207

0.522%

1 Year growth

± 6.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palatka, FL grew at a rate of 0.522%, from 24.9k employees to 25k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Palatka, FL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,314 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,685 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,904 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Palatka, FL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Palatka, FL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,314 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,685 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,904 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Palatka, FL has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (5.58 times higher than expected), Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.9 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.71 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Palatka, FL, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($80,357), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($66,212), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,349).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

25k

2017 Value

± 1,207

0.522%

1 Year growth

± 6.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Palatka, FL grew at a rate of 0.522%, from 24.9k employees to 25k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Palatka, FL, are Retail Trade (3,554 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,456 people), and Construction (2,455 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Palatka, FL, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (3,554 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,456 people), and Construction (2,455 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Palatka, FL has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.62 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.89 times), and Construction (1.57 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Palatka, FL, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,781), Manufacturing ($43,152), and Finance & Insurance ($41,741).

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Domestic Trade

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. $57.1B

  2. $44.9B

  3. $41.8B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $57.1B, followed by Pharmaceuticals ($44.9B) and Gasoline ($41.8B).

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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$457B

2015 Value

$714B

Projected 2045 Value

56.2% growth

In 2015, total outbound Florida trade was $457B. This is expected to increase 56.2% to $714B by 2045.

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. $17.7B

  2. $15.1B

  3. $10.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Florida domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $17.7B, followed by Texas with $15.1B and California and $10.7B.

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

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Health

83.2% of the population of Palatka, FL has health coverage, with 25.4% on employee plans, 26.1% on Medicaid, 15.9% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.72% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Palatka, FL see 1376 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.218% decrease from the previous year (1379 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1735 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 703 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (16.9%). Additionally, Liberty County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,376 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Florida see an average of 1,376 patients per year. This represents a 0.218% decrease 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,076

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,606

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,175

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,229

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Florida (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.05%, from $7,688 to $8,076.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

16.8%

Uninsured

25.4%

Employer Coverage

26.1%

Medicaid

15.9%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

2.72%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Palatka, FL declined by 12.8% from 19.2% to 16.8%.

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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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 16.9% prevalence

  2. 15.8% prevalence

  3. 15.5% prevalence

Gadsden County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Florida, at 16.9%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Florida by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Palatka, FL is home to a population of 72.4k people, from which 97.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.9% of Palatka, FL residents were born outside of the country (2.83k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Palatka, FL is composed of 52k White Alone residents (71.7%), 11.7k Black or African American Alone residents (16.2%), 7.08k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.77%), 964 Two or More Races residents (1.33%), 425 Asian Alone residents (0.587%), 186 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.257%), 86 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.119%), and 7 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00966%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Palatka, FL are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Palatka, FL was 44.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Palatka, FL are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Palatka, FL residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.9%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.83k people

4.22%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

3.05k people

As of 2017, 3.9% of Palatka, FL residents (2.83k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Palatka, FL was 4.22%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Cuba

    951,787 ± 23,383 people

  2. Haiti

    321,904 ± 13,819 people

  3. Mexico

    272,262 ± 12,724 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Florida was Cuba, the natal country of 951,787 Florida residents, followed by Haiti with 321,904 and Mexico with 272,262.

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Citizenship

97.6%

2017 Citizenship

97.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.6% of Palatka, FL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Palatka, FL was 97.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    52k ± 85

  2. Black or African American Alone

    11.7k ± 210

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.08k ± 937

In 2017, there were 4.43 times more White Alone residents (52k people) in Palatka, FL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.7k Black or African American Alone and 7.08k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Palatka, FL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Palatka, FL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Palatka, FL was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Palatka, FL are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,916 ± 320

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    747 ± 180

  3. Korea

    729 ± 185

Palatka, FL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.9 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Palatka, FL awarded 1,272 degrees. The student population of Palatka, FL is skewed towards women, with 2,701 male students and 4,413 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Palatka, FL are White (963 and 75.8%), followed by Black or African American (106 and 8.34%), Hispanic or Latino (85 and 6.69%), and Two or More Races (38 and 2.99%).

The largest universities in Palatka, FL by number of degrees awarded are Saint Johns River State College (1,272 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Palatka, FL are Liberal Arts & Sciences (654 and 51.4%), Registered Nursing (103 and 8.1%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (72 and 5.66%).

The median tuition costs in Palatka, FL are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $2,067 and $8,403 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 92 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

  3. 654 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Palatka, FL was Registered Nursing with 92 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,272 degrees awarded

$2,067

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Palatka, FL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Saint Johns River State College with 1,272 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

455

Degrees Awarded to Men

817

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 455 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Palatka, FL, which is 0.557 times less than the 817 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    963 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    106 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    85 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Palatka, FL were to White students. These 963 degrees mean that there were 9.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 106 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Palatka, FL was $82,800 in 2017, which is 0.381 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $84,100 to $82,800, a 1.55% decrease. The homeownership rate in Palatka, FL is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Palatka, FL have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Palatka, FL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$33,619

Median Household Income

± $1,120

28k

Number of Households

± 1,161

In 2017, the median household income of the 28k households in Palatka, FL grew to $33,619 from the previous year's value of $33,003.

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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Housing

Property Value

$82,800

2017 Median

± $2,763

$84,100

2016 Median

± $2,682

In 2017, the median property value in Palatka, FL declined from to $82,800 from the previous year's value of $84,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Palatka, FL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Palatka, FL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Palatka, FL 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.

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Rent vs Own

72.7%

2017 Homeownership

72.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.7% of the housing units in Palatka, FL were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Palatka, FL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Palatka, FL have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.59% of the workforce in Palatka, FL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    78.5%

  2. Carpooled

    12.7%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.4%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Palatka, FL was Drove Alone (78.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (12.7%) and those who Worked At Home (4.4%).

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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