As of the census of 2000, there are 3,904 people, 1,730 households, and 1,067 families residing in the city. The population density is 200.2/km² (518.5/mi²). There are 1,946 housing units at an average density of 99.8/km² (258.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 91.57% White, 6.15% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.90% from two or more races. 0.87% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 1,730 households out of which 26.1% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% are married couples living together, 15.7% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.3% are non-families. 34.9% of all households are made up of individuals and 14.3% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.23 and the average family size is 2.88.
In the city the population is spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 81.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 78.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $22,788, and the median income for a family is $30,889. Males have a median income of $30,000 versus $23,229 for females. The per capita income for the city is $16,024. 22.8% of the population and 19.1% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 35.7% are under the age of 18 and 12.1% are 65 or older.