As of the
of 2000, there were 1,586 people, 625 households, and
406 families residing in the city. The
was 800.8 people per square mile (309.3/kmē). There were
715 housing units at an average density of 361.0/sq mi
(139.4/kmē). The racial makeup of the city was 74.46%
and 2.90% from two or more races.
of any race were 3.97% of the population.
There were 625 households out of
which 30.9% had children under the age of 18 living with
them, 44.6% were
living together, 17.1% had a female householder with no
husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 32.0% of
all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had
someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.42 and the average
family size was 3.10.
In the city the population was
spread out with 27.5% under the age of 18, 6.8% from 18
to 24, 24.0% from 25 to 44, 19.9% from 45 to 64, and
21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age
was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 78.4
males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were
The median income for a
household in the city was $25,950, and the median income
for a family was $34,083. Males had a median income of
$30,795 versus $16,696 for females. The
per capita income
for the city was $15,311. About 20.4% of families and
24.5% of the population were below the
including 36.7% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those
age 65 or over.