East Palatka, Florida

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East Palatka, Florida
Location in Putnam County and the state of Florida
Location in Putnam County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 29°39′0″N 81°35′58″W / 29.65000°N 81.59944°W / 29.65000; -81.59944Coordinates: 29°39′0″N 81°35′58″W / 29.65000°N 81.59944°W / 29.65000; -81.59944
Country United States
State Florida
County Putnam
 • Total4.5 sq mi (11.7 km2)
 • Land3.2 sq mi (8.3 km2)
 • Water1.3 sq mi (3.4 km2)
16 ft (5 m)
 • Total1,654
 • Density379.3/sq mi (145.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)386
FIPS code12-19350[1]
GNIS feature ID0282007[2]

East Palatka is a census-designated place (CDP) in Putnam County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,654 at the 2010 census.[3]

East Palatka is home to the Palatka State Farmer's Market.


East Palatka is located at 29°39′00″N 81°35′58″W / 29.650024°N 81.599397°W / 29.650024; -81.599397.[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 4.5 square miles (12 km2), of which 3.2 square miles (8.3 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (28.89%) is water. East Palatka is drained by the St. Johns River.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,707 people, 521 households, and 365 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 532.3 people per square mile (205.3/km²). There were 594 housing units at an average density of 185.2/sq mi (71.4/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 59.64% White, 37.26% African American, 0.29% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.76% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.40% of the population.

There were 521 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.5% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 18.5% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 36.7% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 158.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 175.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $37,857, and the median income for a family was $46,071. Males had a median income of $31,507 versus $26,250 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $18,478. About 12.6% of families and 17.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.4% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over.


The noted southern economist Dr. R. Christopher Jones was born and raised in East Palatka.


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ Florida 2010 census data for places Archived 2016-01-23 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2011-04-26.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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