Significant growth has taken place since the 2000 census and we anticipate the 2010 census numbers to be considerably higher than the figures below. We anticipate the City's population to be roughly 5,000.
As of the 2004 census the population of our city was 4,139.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,863 people, 1,539 households, and 1,063 families residing in the city.
The population density was 80.8/km² (209.3/mi²).
There were 1,668 housing units at an average density of 34.9/km² (90.4/mi²).
The racial makeup of the city was 76.42% White, 21.18% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.37% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.12% of the population.
There were 1,539 households out of which 32.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.3% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% 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 2.98. In the city the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 25.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 39 years.
For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $34,354, and the median income for a family was $43,779. Males had a median income of $32,959 versus $22,109 for females.
The per capita income for the city was $15,919. About 9.5% of families and 12.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.8% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over.