As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,122 people, 845 households, and 490 families residing in the city. The population density was 175.8/km² (455.0/mi²). There were 959 housing units at an average density of 79.5/km² (205.6/mi²).
There were 845 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 33.8% were married couples living together, 19.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 36.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 3.00.
In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $21,210, and the median income for a family was $25,231. Males had a median income of $27,500 versus $17,891 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,274. About 20.1% of families and 22.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.5% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.