As of the census of 2000, there were 1,318 people, 590 households, and 362 families residing in the city. The population density was 941.5 people per square mile (363.5/km²). There were 655 housing units at an average density of 467.9/sq mi (180.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.37% White, 2.43% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.
There were 590 households out of which 21.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.0% were married couples living together, 6.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.64.
In the city the population was spread out with 18.0% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 19.1% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 35.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 52 years. For every 100 females there were 77.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,843, and the median income for a family was $37,583. Males had a median income of $29,943 versus $15,729 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,591. About 6.5% of families and 8.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.1% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.