As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 837 people, 331 households, and 220 families residing in the town. The population density was 246.7/km² (636.9/mi²). There were 394 housing units at an average density of 116.1/km² (299.8/mi²).
There were 331 households out of which 33.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.8% were married couples living together, 27.5% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 3.16.
In the town the population was spread out with 31.3% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 24.4% from 25 to 44, 19.0% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 83.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.1 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $20,060, and the median income for a family was $21,484. Males had a median income of $23,750 versus $17,368 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,128. About 26.4% of families and 32.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.5% of those under age 18 and 25.7% of those age 65 or over.