As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 3,478 people, 1,600 households, and 956 families residing in the city. The population density was 733.8/km² (1,905.5/mi²). There were 1,806 housing units at an average density of 381.0/km² (989.5/mi²).
There were 1,600 households out of which 22.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.2% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.72.
In the city the population was spread out with 20.2% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 23.5% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 27.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $33,701. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $18,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,241. About 8.8% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.8% of those under age 18 and 7.4% of those age 65 or over.