Palatka 57 Below average
Palatka Livability #848 ranked city in Florida#21,453 ranked city in the USARanks better than 26% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Palatka

  • Cost Of Living

    Taking into account the cost of goods and services like housing, groceries, transportation and utilities, the overall cost of living in this area is well below average.

  • Housing

    High scores in the housing category are a distinguishing feature of this area, possibly driven by a favorable home affordability ratio, higher home values and appreciation rates.

  • Amenities

    The majority of amenities are not ideally located within walking distance. To access these amenities, residents may be required to rely on a vehicle or public transit.

  • Commute

    A low commute score could be due to longer-than-average work commutes and the limited availability of public transportation in this area.

  • Crime

    This area reports elevated crime rates per 100,000 individuals, potentially pointing some areas being unsafe for its residents. Stats are based on both property and violent crimes.

  • Employment

    In the employment category, a low score could be attributed to low income levels and high unemployment in the area, suggesting potential difficulties in finding lucrative employment.

  • Ratings

    AreaVibes collected feedback from local residents in the area through surveys and polls, and the results did not show a favorable view of things like local amenities and the safety of the area.

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What's it like Living in Palatka?

Palatka is a moderately-sized city located in the state of Florida. The city has a population of 10,388 residents. Individuals of White (54%) and Black or African American (40%) backgrounds make up a significant portion of the population of the city. Palatka is not known to have a high population (over 15 years old) of married people. At only 41% married, this city falls well below the national average. If you're not a fan of traffic congestion and long commute times to work, Palatka is the place to be. Commutes to work here are shorter, with an average one-way commute time taking only 20 minutes, significantly lower than the national average of 26 minutes.

Whether you’re relocating to a new city to be closer to family, friends or for a new job, living in Palatka could be a positive experience compared to other cities in Florida if you know where to search. Don't forget to determine what matters most to you in a neighborhood. Consider factors such as safety, proximity to work or school, access to amenities (like parks, fitness facilities, grocery stores, restaurants), public transportation options, community atmosphere and the overall vibe you're looking for. Using the livability score which includes data from categories like amenities, cost of living, commute, you can easily compare the best places to live in Palatka and also determine if there are any nearby cities that might be a better match for your lifestyle. You can also compare Palatka to Florida and the national average.

The livability score in Palatka is 55 out of 100 and the city is ranked in the 24th percentile of all cities across America. This is a poor rating when compared to the average of other places in the country. There is at least one category that does not have great scores in Palatka. The following was graded with a less than perfect score: amenities (F), crime (F) and employment (F).

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife, parks and proximity to public transportation are all important things to look for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Palatka is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Palatka come in at $74,600, which is 55.3% lower than the Florida average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Palatka, the home price to income ratio is 2.8, which is 17.6% lower than the Florida average.

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      Palatka transportation information

      Statistic Palatka Florida National
      Average one way commute20min27min26min
      Workers who drive to work82.6%79.5%76.4%
      Workers who carpool5.3%9.3%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit1.1%2.1%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle1.4%0.7%0.6%
      Workers who walk2.4%1.5%2.8%
      Working from home6.2%5.4%4.6%
      Source: The Palatka, FL data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).