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"Bass Capital of the World"

Palatka is a city in Putnam County.

It is the county seat.

The community name derives from Seminole for "boat crossing"

The latitude of Palatka is 29.648N. The longitude is -81.637W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 20 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,462.


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Median household income
Local
$18,129
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Palatka demographic reports
Palatka is on the St. Johns River
Popular tourist destination in the late 19th century, when steamboats brought thousands of winter visitors
Babe Ruth was an instructor for a brief time at a baseball training school here
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 170. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 16.2 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 3 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· Pop Lloyd, baseball player
Nearby parks & recreation: Ravine State Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Putnam Historic Museum
Colleges and universities: St. Johns River Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Palatka residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Palatka ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Palatka was $11,351, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Palatka residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Palatka include Palatka North Historic District, Palatka South Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Palatka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $273.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.


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Libraries in Palatka include Bostwick Community Library, Palatka Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Palatka include Palatka Daily News

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Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palatka political report.

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The average commute time for Palatka workers is 19 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Palatka between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 6.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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