East Palatka is a census-designated place (CDP) in Putnam County, Florida, United States. It is located on the east side of the City of Palatka at the intersection of U.S. Route 17/State Road 20/State Road 100 and the southwestern terminus of State Road 207. The population was 1,654 at the 2010 census.
East Palatka is home to the Palatka State Farmer's Market.
East Palatka is located at 29°39′00″N 81°35′58″W.
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 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.