As of the census of 2000, there were 1,756 people, 744 households, and 503 families residing in the borough. The population density was 718.6 people per square mile (277.9/km). There were 795 housing units at an average density of 325.3/sq mi (125.8/km). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.43% White, 0.06% African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population. There were 744 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 12.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the borough the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 89.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $30,074, and the median income for a family was $38,167. Males had a median income of $29,336 versus $20,427 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $17,106. About 6.0% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 10.1% of those age 65 or over.
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