Palatka is located close to the center of Florida. Palatka is part of Putnam County. Palatka has 8.55 square miles of land area and 0.56 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Palatka population is 10,464, which has grown 4.30% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.14% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Palatka median household income is $21,864 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 20.60% since 2000. The income growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 21.62% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Palatka median house value is $85,600 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 65.89% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 48.06% and is higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Palatka is worse than the state average in quality. The Palatka area code is 386.