As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 4,966 people, 2,538 households, and 1,482 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,183.6/km² (3,063.5/mi²). There were 4,202 housing units at an average density of 1,001.5/km² (2,592.2/mi²).
There were 2,538 households out of which 13.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.2% were married couples living together, 6.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.6% were non-families. 34.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.96 and the average family size was 2.44.
In the city the population was spread out with 12.9% under the age of 18, 2.8% from 18 to 24, 20.1% from 25 to 44, 31.0% from 45 to 64, and 33.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 54 years. For every 100 females there were 90.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $45,074, and the median income for a family was $55,669. Males had a median income of $30,778 versus $25,825 for females. The per capita income for the city was $31,345. About 1.2% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.3% of those under age 18 and 1.3% of those age 65 or over.