The village gained national attention during the Vietnam War by having lost six of its 475 citizens to the war, the worst per-capita loss of life experienced by any place in the country.
As of the census of 2000, there are 423 people, 171 households, and 114 families residing in the village. The population density is 441.4/km² (1,145.5/mi²). There are 186 housing units at an average density of 194.1/km² (503.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the village is 98.35% White, 0.00% African American, 0.00% Native American, 0.00% Asian, 0.24% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 1.42% from two or more races. 0.24% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 171 households out of which 32.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% are married couples living together, 11.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.3% are non-families. 29.2% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.47 and the average family size is 3.05.
In the village the population is spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 12.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 22.9% from 45 to 64, and 11.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.9 males.
The median income for a household in the village is $25,893, and the median income for a family is $34,063. Males have a median income of $26,750 versus $20,938 for females. The per capita income for the village is $20,672. 18.1% of the population and 11.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.0% are under the age of 18 and 13.6% are 65 or older.