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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Palatka demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Putnam County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 32177 ZIP code.
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.
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
Median rent in Palatka, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $273. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $650.
Libraries in Palatka include Bostwick Community Library, Palatka Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Palatka include Palatka Daily News
Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Palatka political report.
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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