As of the census of 2000, there were 457 people, 185 households, and 121 families residing in the city. The population density was 228.3 people per square mile (88.2/km²). There were 225 housing units at an average density of 112.4 per square mile (43.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.74% African American, 30.85% White and 2.41% from two or more races.
There were 185 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.0% were married couples living together, 21.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.1% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.07.
In the city the population was spread out with 24.9% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 22.1% from 25 to 44, 22.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 77.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 69.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $19,625, and the median income for a family was $35,417. Males had a median income of $34,286 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,408. About 18.9% of families and 23.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.6% of those under age 18 and 44.2% of those age 65 or over.